Under Construction: John G. Lewis Memorial Bridge Rehabilitation in Loudoun County
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Featherbed Lane is closed to through traffic between Milltown Road and Loyalty Road until fall 2021. Those needing to reach properties along Featherbed Lane have access; however, traffic can't go beyond Catoctin Creek in either direction. Through traffic is being detoured via Milltown Road, Lovettsville Road, Taylorstown Road and Loyalty Road back to Featherbed Lane.
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The bridge's truss was lifted from its abutments April 9, 2021 in order to be rehabilitated, check out the video below:
It’s Bridge Pick Friday! Crews just “picked” the John G. Lewis Memorial Bridge (on Featherbed Lane in Lovettsville) off of its abutments to start the rehab of the historic truss. Take a listen to #Ray (yep he’s cool enough to get a #) give a project update! #caissons pic.twitter.com/4vOZVwbFAW— VDOT Northern VA (@VaDOTNOVA) April 9, 2021
Please note: Featherbed Lane is closed to through traffic between Milltown Road and Loyalty Road until fall 2021.
This project is rehabilitating the historic truss John G. Lewis Memorial Bridge that carries Featherbed Lane (Route 673) over Catoctin Creek. The bridge was originally built in 1889 on the Leesburg & Alexandria Turnpike (current Route 7) over Goose Creek to replace a bridge destroyed by flooding. In 1932, the bridge was dismantled and moved to its current location.
The project improvements include:
- Installing the existing truss above a new steel beam and timber deck bridge
- Adding a new bridge pier
- Upgrading the bridge railings
The bridge averages 60 vehicles a day.
Preliminary Engineering - $1 million
Right of Way Acquisition - $25,000
Construction - $4.5 million
Total - $5.6 million
The project is financed with federal and state funding, including State of Good Repair funds used for bridges.
The project aims to improve safety and extend the overall life of the historic bridge.
Begin Preliminary Engineering – February 2017
Design Public Hearing - December 2018
Begin Right of Way Acquisition - July 2019
Advertise for Construction - September 2020
Award Construction Contract - November 2020
Begin Construction – January 2021
Begin Featherbed Lane Closure - January 2021
Lifting of Bridge Truss - April 2021
Final Completion - Fall 2021
Raymond Kollock, CCM
Yusaf Masud, P.E.
Other relevant links:
Right of Way Plan Sheets - October 2018
Bridge Plan Sheets - April 2018
Section 106- Determination of Effect - March 2016
Design Public Hearing - Dec. 2018 (Ad)
Field Site Visit/Meeting - May 2017
- View from the west bank of Catoctin Creek
- Bird's eye view of the proposed maintenance access road
- Proposed grading for the maintenance access road
- Department of Conservation & Recreation opinion
- Sign-in sheet
Stakeholders Meeting - April 2017
Scoping Meeting - March 2017
Stakeholders Meeting - February 2016
Stakeholders Meeting - September 2015
- Existing Conditions Presentation
- Evaluation of Strengthening/Replacement Alternatives Presentation
Stakeholders Meeting - July 2015
Stakeholders Meeting - March 2015
Major funding source: State of Good Repair
Phase: Under Construction
UPC: 110498, 105898
State ID: 0673-053-082, P101, R201, B697
Federal ID: STP-BR09 (294), STP-5A01 (949)
Lat/Long: 39.232171, -77.591541