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LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560


July 19, 2013

Construction upgraded bridge over Rappahannock River at Caroline, King George line

FREDERICKSBURG – Construction work has finished on a 16-month rehabilitation project to improve conditions on the James Madison Memorial Bridge on Route 301 between Caroline and King George counties.


The $6.4 million project began in March 2012, and accomplished the following:

  • Replaced the bridge railing
  • Replaced the bridge expansion joint
  • Repaired the bridge deck, which was overlaid with a latex hydraulic concrete. This will increase the service life of the concrete bridge deck and improve rideability for motorists.

All travel lanes are now open. During construction, traffic on Route 301 had been narrowed to a single lane in each direction.

The project was finished on time and on budget by Corman Construction, Inc.

The James Madison Memorial Bridge was built in 1980. It is 1,483 feet long, and 73.3 feet wide. When it opened, it replaced an existing swing span bridge built in 1934.

It carries an average of 12,000 vehicles a day, according to a VDOT traffic count.



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