42' Towson Water Main Break Repaired; Cromwell Bridge Road Reopened Amid Continuing Construction


The 42' water main that ruptured on Cromwell Bridge Road and Cowpens Avenue has been repaired. (Credit: Baltimore DPW/ Twitter)

BALTIMORE COUNTY - According to the Baltimore City Department of Public Works, the 42-inch water main rupture that caused the partial closure of Cromwell Bridge Road and Cowpens Avenue in Towson/Carney has been repaired.

As a result, the previously closed westbound lanes of Cromwell Bridge Road have reopened, now accommodating both eastbound and westbound traffic.

The issue was first addressed on Monday, June 26, when a DPW team rushed to the Cromwell Bridge Road and Cowpens Avenue intersection, initiating necessary repairs shortly after arrival. The repairs were finished by Thursday, June 28, and no water outages were reported in connection with the repair work. Additionally, a storm drain impacted by the water main break was also restored by DPW.

The rupture led to a large hole in the roadway, causing substantial damage to the surrounding roads. Due to the partially collapsed pavement, the eastbound side of Cromwell Bridge Road will see continued construction efforts. Cowpens Avenue will stay closed indefinitely due to the extensive damage it suffered.

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DPW flush tested the 42-inch water main on Saturday, causing the water supply to be briefly cut for the Chinese Christian Church of Baltimore, located at 1800 and 1802 Cromwell Bridge Road.

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