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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 opened:
Dec. 2016

Final completion: TBD

$7.6 million

Allan Myers VA, Inc.

Prince William

Northern Virginia

Richard Gutridge
Michael Gleasman, P.E.

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.

The historic wrought-iron truss bridge was closed in May 2015 due to deterioration revealed in inspections. In March 2014, the weight limit was reduced from six tons to four.

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.

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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