Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
Ken Slack 540-332-9264
Jan. 29, 2010
ROUTE 907 BRIDGE OVER CHRISTIANS CREEK CLOSED BY VDOT
VDOT Bridge Engineer Cites Structural Damage
STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation has closed the bridge over Christians Creek on Route 907 in Augusta County. This location is just off Route 612 east of Interstate 81.
Keith Weakley, VDOT Staunton bridge engineer says it appears that a vehicle struck the bridge causing extensive damage. A sign is posted at the bridge site stating that vehicles over five tons are prohibited from using the bridge. The bridge, built in 1900, is a steel truss bridge.
Options concerning bridge repairs and future use of the bridge are under evaluation. The damage was discovered on Jan. 28 following inspections in the area after recent flooding.
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