Aden Road Bridge Repair and Expansion
|Over the Norfolk Southern Railroad in Prince William County|
Project at a Glance
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.
In March 2014, the weight limit on the historic wrought-iron truss bridge was reduced from six tons to four. The bridge was closed in May 2015 due to deterioration revealed in inspections.
VDOT originally planned to repair the truss bridge and reopen it for northbound use, however, upon removal, the bridge showed substantial structural deficiencies. A revised plan/design was developed with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and the community that allows the truss bridge to remain on the National Register of Historic Places.
Construction will resume in mid summer 2018 to implement the revised plan/design. Aden Road will once again be closed at the railroad to facilitate the work; a detour will be in place. The project is scheduled for completion in spring 2019.
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.