Under Construction: South Oak Street over Tripps Run Bridge Replacement in the City of Falls Church

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Please note: The bridge is closed to through traffic to allow for the bridge replacement. Detours for vehicles are in place until late 2023, with pedestrian access maintained at all times.

This project is replacing the weight-restricted (10 tons) South Oak Street bridge over Tripps Run. The bridge was built in 1953.

The new bridge will not have posted weight restrictions and will feature a concrete foundation, walls and deck. 

The bridge averages 1,700 vehicles a day.

Estimated Costs
Preliminary Engineering - $555,000
Right of Way Acquisition - $35,000
Construction - $1.6 million
Total - $2.2 million

This project is financed with federal and state funding, including State of Good Repair funds used for bridges.


This project will improve long-term safety and operations.

Major Milestones 

Begin Construction - December 2022
Close Bridge to Vehicle Traffic - February 2023
Reopen Bridge to Vehicle Traffic - Late 2023
Final Completion - Late 2023


Contact Info:

Dinesh Singh, P.E., CCM

Chan Basnayake, P.E., PMP, CCM

Other relevant links:

City of Falls Church Project Webpage

Major funding source: State of Good Repair

Phase: Under Construction

UPC: 109953

State ID: U000-110-191, B602, C501, P101, R201

Federal ID: STP-5A01 (798), STP-5B01 (168), STP-5B01 (169)

Lat/Long: 38.885266, -77.183100

Locality: Falls Church

Page last modified: Aug. 15, 2023