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Replacement of Route 35 Bridge to Courtland

Bridge closed January 5, 2015

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
January 5th, 2015

Est Completion Date
Fall 2015

Est. $9,476,000

Lengths and Limits
Indian Town Road to Bridge Street

Waterfront Marine Construction

Hampton Roads

Matt Sutton, Waterfront Marine Project Manager
VDOT Hampton Roads Communications

Project Description

The proposed improvements to the Route 35 Bridge to the Town of Courtland will make significant safety improvements to the area.

The project consists of replacing the former two lane steel truss bridge with a two lane structure including shoulders, grading, paving and drainage on the asphalt approaches. The former bridge was constructed in 1929 and was structurally deficient and weight restricted.

The new bridge will have the following features:
Widened roadways: 12’ lanes with 8’ shoulders
Bridge Clearance of 26’ above mean high water
Bridge length of approximately 900’ with approaches of approximately 400’ in each direction


Project Update

The contractor, Waterfront Marine Construction Inc., closed the bridge to traffic on January 5, 2015 to begin construction. 

Crews have finished all pile driving for the bridge support structures. They have set beams for the new bridge on those support structures, taking the bridge all the way across the river from end to end.

Pouring of the bridge deck spans have been completed.  Construction of concrete railings is currently ongoing. The temporary construction bridge has been removed, and crews have also started to do ground work to raise the roadway approaches to the new bridge.

There is a seven-mile detour established via Route 58 & Business Route 58. Detour signs will be in place to direct traffic through the detour and access the Town of Courtland from Route 58 onto Business Route 58 (Jerusalem Rd and Main St). The Town of Courtland businesses will remain open and accessible throughout the duration of the project and bridge closure.

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