Aden Road Bridge Repair and Expansion
|Over the Norfolk Southern Railroad in Prince William County|
Project at a Glance
About the Project
The project will repair the existing 132-year-old wrought-iron truss bridge so that it can remain in service for northbound use, construct an adjacent bridge southbound, and make intersection improvements at Marsteller Drive.
Built in 1882 for the Keystone Bridge Company, the bridge was purchased in the early 1900s and moved to Aden Road by Norfolk Southern, who transferred ownership to VDOT last year. The bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the project will include a historic marker and pull-off area.
VDOT will own and maintain both the historic truss and the new bridge after construction is complete.
Aden Road carries about 2,800 vehicles a day, projected to increase to 4,900 by 2036.
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.
The bridge will remain closed through spring 2016 when most of the work will be complete. Drivers are detoured via Marsteller Drive and Fitzwater Drive (about four minutes, see map).
September 2013 Public Hearing