Under Construction: Rockingham County – Route 602 (East Point Road) South Fork Shenandoah River Bridge
Cost and schedule
Temporary signals control traffic across bridge over South Fork Shenandoah River at Page county line near town of Shenandoah.
Vehicle width restriction of 10 feet.
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The purpose of this project is to rehabilitate a deteriorating truss bridge on Route 602 over the South Fork of the Shenandoah River. The project is located in Rockingham County at the border with Page County, just west of the Shenandoah town limits.
The Route 602 bridge has been in place since 1955 but incorporates trusses that date back to the 1920s. Combination vehicles (such as tractor trailers) up to 40 tons are allowed on the bridge. The sign below shows weight limits for single-unit vehicles such as dump trucks and box trucks.
Rehabilitation of the bridge will allow these weight restrictions to be lifted and restore the bridge to accommodate all legal loads.
Bridge rehabilitation is scheduled to start in late April 2018 and take about eight months to complete. The work includes replacing bearings; repairing abutments and pier caps; strengthening floor beams; reconstructing expansion joints; installing deck drains; and placing a new concrete overlay.
As of 2014, the average traffic count for Route 602 was 3,447 vehicles per day.
This project rehabilitates an aging bridge on a key secondary roadway that serves residents and businesses. After this work is complete, the bridge will accommodate current legal loads and weight limit posting will no longer be required.
Robert Good, P.E.
State ID:0602-082-872, M501, B692
Federal ID: N/A
Long/Lat: 38.481362, -78.626906