The plane that Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger landed on New York’s Hudson River after a bird strike disabled the engines made its way from Cecil and through Harford County on Tuesday – drawing attention and slowing traffic on I-95 to a crawl as the unusual cargo rolled along the highway.
John and Shari Walker learned on the evening news Monday that the plane and its rolling convoy spent the night at the Perryville weigh station, and were to leave at 9 a.m. Tuesday on a route south to the Carolinas. So the Walkers arrived at the Stepney Road bridge at 9 a.m. and waited about 40 minutes before the plane came into view and they were able to snap a few photos.
Photographs by John and Shari Walker
From the State Highway Administration:
IT’S A BIRD. IT’S A PLANE…IT’S A PLANE?
STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION ADVISES MOTORISTS TO EXPECT DELAYS AS “MIRACLE ON THE HUDSON” PLANE MOVES THROUGH MARYLAND
Large Transport will be a Rolling Roadblock through the State
The plane that Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger successfully landed on New York’s Hudson River following a bird strike that disabled his engines is coming through Maryland. The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is advising motorists that will be traveling along the outer loop of I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) between I-95 (exit 33) and I-70 today to expect delays.
The truck carrying the fuselage of US Airways flight 1549 is heading to a museum in South Carolina and will travel along Maryland State highways after 9 a.m. The truck will leave Perryville Maryland shortly after 9 a.m. today and proceed south on I-95 to the Baltimore Beltway. From the Beltway, the 185 foot long – nearly 16 foot wide truck will make its way to I-70 west and finally to I-68 toward West Virginia.
The wide truck carrying the plane will travel at a speed of up to 50 mph and will require two lanes to travel. SHA is recommending that motorists who plan to travel in Whitemarsh, Overlea, Parkville, Towson and Pikesville after 9 a.m. use alternate routes to avoid potential delays.
SHA will Tweet updates on our Twitter page @MDSHA and motorists can check live traveler information by logging onto www.roads.maryland.gov and click the CHART icon. Here, travelers will have access to live traffic cameras and any incidents that may occur on the road.