Michelle Earl 276-669-9999
July 1, 2008
HISTORIC ROUTE 94 BRIDGE LOOKING FOR A NEW HOME
Proposals to relocate the bridge accepted through August 6, 2008 at 5 p.m.
The bridge, which is recommended eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1927, is 912.8 feet long and 27.4 feet wide .
The project to replace the bridge is scheduled to begin in 2010.
“Attempting to find a new home for a historic artifact takes on new meaning when the item is a bridge of this size,” said Kalli Lucas, VDOT Bristol District architectural historian. “We are making every effort to get the word out about the opportunity.”
VDOT offers a one-time monetary incentive not to exceed the cost of demolition, which the Federal Highway Administration has set as $267,000.
Those interested have until 5 p.m. Aug. 6 to contact VDOT and express interest in acquiring the bridge.
All interested parties will then be asked for proposals as to how the historic bridge will be used, preserved and maintained.
VDOT reserves the exclusive right to accept or reject any or all proposals.
Send all expressions of interest by 5 p.m. Aug. 6 to:
Dennis Harris, P.E.
Bristol District location and design manager
Virginia Department of Transportation
870 Bonham Road
Bristol, VA 24201
For additional questions, contact Kalli Lucas, VDOT architectural historian, at (276) 645-1643.
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