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Route 708 (Dry Bridge Road), Albemarle County

Replacement of bridge over Buckingham Branch RR

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Sept. 30, 2013

Est Completion Date
Sept. 12, 2014

Phase
Recently Completed

Cost
$2.54 million construction contract

Lengths and Limits
0.18 mile; from 0.1 mile south to 0.08 mile north of the Buckingham Branch Railroad

Contractor
Corman Construction Co., of Annapolis, Md.

Locality
Albemarle

District
Culpeper

Contact
Office of Communications
540-727-3201

The Route 708 bridge replacement was completed Sept. 12, 2014, on time and under budget. The project involved demolishing the existing timber bridge, built in 1932 by the Buckingham Branch Railroad, which had been posted at an eight-ton weight limit. The bridge was in overall poor condition and had required extensive maintenance in recent years to accommodate traffic.

The bridge was replaced with a two-lane structure built of prestressed concrete beams. It features 10-foot travel lanes and four-foot paved shoulders for use by pedestrians and bicyclists. With this replacement project, the bridge came under state ownership and VDOT will be responsible for its ongoing maintenance.

Route 708 carries approximately 1,100 vehicles per day, according to a 2012 traffic count.
 

Resources and Links

News release: Dry Bridge Rd. in Ivy Reopened Today
Sept. 12, 2014

News release: Dry Bridge Rd. in Ivy Will Close Sept. 30
Sept. 27, 2013

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