Aden Road Bridge Repair and Expansion
|Over the Norfolk Southern Railroad in Prince William County|
Project at a Glance
Note: New one-lane bridge opened to traffic Dec. 7, 2016.
About the Project
This project constructed a new bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad and made intersection improvements (including a new median) at Marsteller Drive.
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.
Built in 1882 for the Keystone Bridge Company, the truss bridge was purchased in the early 1900s and moved to Aden Road by Norfolk Southern, who transferred ownership to VDOT in 2014.
Aden Road carries about 2,800 vehicles a day, projected to increase to 4,900 by 2036.
- Preferred option (May 2013)
- Preliminary options considered (Jan. 2013)
- Location map
- Memorandum of Agreement (May 2013)
- NEPA Documentation Concurrence (Oct. 2013)
- Categorical Exclusion (Aug. 2013)
September 2013 Public Hearing
December 2011 Public Information Meeting
An information meeting was held in December 2011, to present preliminary plans to improve safety and add capacity for the structurally deficient bridge, and to receive comments and suggestions on this historically significant bridge and impacts to the surrounding area.