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June 1, 2016



PILKINGTON ROAD BRIDGE NOW OPEN IN ESSEX COUNTY
VDOT bridge crew replaced structurally deficient, timber bridge with a new concrete span

FREDERICKSBURG –  Route 635 (Pilkington Road) in Essex County opened to traffic this afternoon after the Virginia Department of Transportation completed a bridge replacement.

Prior to the project, the timber bridge on Pilkington Road was structurally deficient and posted with a 16 ton weight limit. A state bridge crew installed a new concrete slab span structure.

The road was closed to through traffic in March 2016 for the bridge replacement project.

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