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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
October 2015

Est Completion Date
November 2016

$5.8 million

Allan Myers VA, Inc.

Prince William

Northern Virginia

Scott Burdick
Construction Manager
Michael Gleasman, P.E.
Area Construction Engineer

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 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.

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.

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.   

Traffic Impacts

The bridge will remain closed until May 2016 when most of the work will be complete. Drivers are detoured via Marsteller Drive and Fitzwater Drive (about four minutes, see map).


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 

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

UPC: 90519

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