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Sandy Myers 540-332-9201
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STA10-018

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.

The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.

Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511.  In areas where 511 is unavailable, dial 1-866-MY511VA (866-695-1182) (TTY/TDD users, call 711).  Traffic alerts and traveler information also are available at 511Virginia.org.

Highway safety is everyone’s responsibility. Virginia’s highway safety partnership — the Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and Virginia State Police — challenges you to help prevent highway fatalities. Buckle up. Avoid distractions. Share the road. Drive drug- and alcohol-free. Obey speed limits.  For more information on the Highway Safety Challenge and things you can do to avoid becoming Virginia’s next traffic fatality, visit www.safeVAhighways.org.


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