Under Construction: Shenandoah County - Route 620 (Smith Creek Road) - Smith Creek Bridge

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This project replaces a single-lane low-water bridge on Route 620 (Smith Creek Road) in Shenandoah County.  The existing bridge was built in 1932 and has reached the end of its service life.

The new bridge will be a two-lane single span bridge, but it will be approximately three-feet higher than the existing bridge and will be 60-feet long.  The new structure will be positioned slightly upstream from the old bridge to improve roadway alignment.

The old bridge will need to be demolished prior to construction of the new bridge.  Motorists will take an eight-mile detour using Route 732, Route 11 and Route 211.

The average daily traffic count for Route 620 in 2013 was 282 vehicles per day.  This number is projected to be 324 in 2041.
The total estimated cost for this project is $1,928,362, including $391,000 for preliminary engineering, $57,908 for right of way and $1,479,454 for construction.


This project improves safety for travelers on Route 620 by replacing a structure that is past its service life.  Safety will also be improved with the realignment of the new structure to the existing roadway.  The bridge height will be increased by about 3 feet, which will result in fewer days that the road is closed due to flooding on the bridge.  The new bridge will include railing, which the old bridge does not have.


Contact Info:

Robert Good, P.E.
(540) 743-1420

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UPC: 100765

State ID: 0620-085-759, P101, B668

Federal ID: BROS-085-8(068)

Lat/Long: 38.675556, -78.640278

Locality: Shenandoah

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Existing Route 620 Bridge (October 2019)

Page last modified: June 1, 2020