Work on the pedestrian bridge over Old Georgetown Road in downtown Bethesda is progressing and today the wood and plastic covering the project came off to reveal a new paint job.
The new red paint is the signature color of downtown Bethesda, according to Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Director Ken Hartman in an April interview with Bethesda Patch.
The bridge, which had to repaired because of corroded steel, was previously light blue. It connects Bethesda Place on the south side of Old Georgetown Road to the Metropolitan Apartments and the Regional Services Center on the north side.
A Montgomery County spokesperson said the painting, priming and cleaning of the bridge was the final phase of the project.