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Aden Road Bridge Repair and Expansion

Over the Norfolk Southern Railroad in Prince William County

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Dec. 2015

Est Completion Date
New bridge open:
Dec. 2016

Final completion: TBD

Cost
$7.6 million

Contractor
Allan Myers VA, Inc.

Locality
Prince William

District
Northern Virginia

Contact
Scott Burdick
Construction
571-238-6246
Michael Gleasman, P.E.
Construction
703-259-1944

Note: New one-lane bridge opens Wednesday, Dec. 7.

About the Project

The project will:

  • Repair the existing wrought-iron truss bridge for new use in community;
  • Construct an adjacent bridge southbound; and
  • Make intersection improvements at Marsteller Drive.

The bridge was closed in May 2015 due to deterioration revealed in inspections, and is considered structurally deficient. In March 2014, the weight limit was reduced from six tons to four.

Aden Road carries about 2,800 vehicles a day, projected to increase to 4,900 by 2036.

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 in 2014. 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.

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.   

Traffic Impacts

The bridge remains closed during construction. Drivers are detoured via Marsteller Drive and Fitzwater Drive (about four minutes, see map).

Additional Information

September 2013 Public Hearing 

Final Renderings: East-West View, Concept, Map 
Public Hearing Brochure and Presentation

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.

UPC: 90519

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