Michelle Earl 276-696-3283
Nov. 21, 2011
Route 460 bridge camera shows bridge progress
Buchanan County's Grassy Creek Bridge will be tallest in Virginia
BRISTOL— The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has installed a time-lapse camera at the site of the first phase of the Route 460 Connector project in Buchanan County to document the progress of the construction of the Grassy Creek Bridge.
When completed, the bridge will be the tallest in Virginia. The nearly mile-long Route 460 Connector ultimately will link federally designated Corridor Q in Virginia with Corridor Q in Kentucky, part of the Appalachian Development Highway System.
“The bridge camera has been up for several weeks and will record the progress of the project from start to finish,” said Mandy Cox, VDOT project manager for the Route 460 Connector project. “It’s exciting to be able to watch the tallest bridge in Virginia take shape day by day.”
The link to the website for the bridge camera is at www.VirginiaDOT.org/460connector.
The camera takes photos about ever ten minutes from a location just south of the construction site. This will provide the opportunity to view the project in a time-lapse sequence from the day the camera was installed to the present.
Bizzack Construction, LLC, Lexington, Ky., is the design-build contractor for the $90 million project. Subcontractor C.J. Mahan Construction Company, Grove City, Ohio, has started working on the bridge piers. That work will continue through January 2013.
Because of this project, motorists should be alert to the ongoing construction activity on Route 610 and equipment traffic along Route 80 in the Breaks area.
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