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Dec. 6, 2016



New Aden Road Bridge Opens Wednesday
Open for one-lane traffic; detour lifted

NOKESVILLE – A new Aden Road bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad in Prince William County will open to one-lane traffic on Wednesday, Dec. 7, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).

The crossing has been closed since May 2015 in order to repair the historic 134-year-old wrought-iron truss bridge. VDOT originally planned to repair the truss bridge and reopen it for northbound use, however, upon removal, the bridge showed substantial structural deficiencies. The extensive repairs needed to return the truss bridge to service for vehicles would also remove it from the National Register of Historic Places.

VDOT is working with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and the community to determine how the old truss bridge will be preserved and used to pay homage to its history in the future.

The detour on Marsteller Drive has been lifted.

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