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Oct. 30, 2013

Sign proved too heavy for crooks

Historic display for Huguenot Memorial BridgeCOLONIAL HEIGHTS — After missing for 24 hours, the historical plaque from the previous Huguenot Memorial Bridge has been returned to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). Yesterday, the 64-year-old sign was reported missing just one day before the scheduled unveiling of a display erected to celebrate the completion of the Huguenot Bridge replacement project.

An attempted theft was unsuccessful when the crook was unable to carry the heavy sign, which weighs over 75 pounds, out of the Huguenot Flatwater Park. A representative from the Richmond Department of Parks and Recreation found the abandoned sign along the park trail and returned it to VDOT this morning.

VDOT wishes to thank the Richmond Police Department, the Richmond Department of Parks and Recreation and the public for their vigilance and assistance in relocating the sign and ensuring its safe return. The previously canceled celebration event will now take place next week at the Huguenot Flatwater Park under the Huguenot Bridge.

To find out more about the Huguenot Bridge reconstruction project, visit


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