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April 11, 2017
RT. 655 BRIDGE TO CLOSE FOR REHABILITATION APRIL 17
Use alternate routes during four-week closure of Rappahannock County bridge
CULPEPER — The Virginia Department of Transportation will close the Route 655 (Short Road) bridge over Beaverdam Creek in Rappahannock County for approximately four weeks for rehabilitation.
The bridge, located 0.1 mile from Route 522 (Sperryville Pike), will be closed beginning April 17. Weather permitting, the road is expected to reopen to traffic May 12. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes during the closure.
The existing Beaverdam Creek bridge was built in 1920 and has a posted weight restriction of 17 tons. Once construction is complete, the concrete-deck bridge will be rated for all legal loads.
The bridge carries approximately 60 vehicles daily, according to a 2015 traffic count.
Message boards are in place to notify the public of the closure.
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