Darragh Frye 540-899-4119
Sept. 8, 2017
NEW BRIDGE ON GREGORY ROAD OPENS IN CAROLINE COUNTY
VDOT replaced a structurally deficient bridge with a new structure over Reedy Creek
FREDERICKSBURG – Route 662 (Gregory Road) in Caroline County has re-opened to traffic after a Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) bridge crew completed installation of a new bridge over Reedy Creek.
The bridge is located between Route 653 (Burruss Lane) and Route 602 (Concord Road) in the Ruther Glen area of the county.
Crews replaced existing steel beams, deck and guardrail with a 40-foot long concrete slab bridge on new concrete abutments, which more than doubled the length of the prior structure.
Built in 1958, the prior bridge was structurally deficient with a posted weight limit of 13 tons for single unit vehicles and 20 tons for tractor-trailers. Following final inspection next week, the current weight limit posting is expected to be removed.
Gregory Road carries an average of 70 vehicles a day, according to a 2016 VDOT traffic count.
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