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CULP 2011-075

Sept. 15, 2011

VDOT inspection finds structural deterioration on bridge over Swift Run

CULPEPER — Next week, the Virginia Department of Transportation will close a bridge on Route 634 (Mutton Hollow Road) in Greene County for repairs.

The bridge, built in 1998, is located just north of the intersection of Route 635 (Matties Run Road) and spans Swift Run. Inspectors recently found deterioration in the bridge seat, on which the deck rests.

VDOT will close the bridge at 8 a.m. on September 20. Crews will lift off the bridge deck in order to access and re-cast the concrete seat, then put the deck back into place before reopening the roadway at close of business on September 23. Motorists should be alert for detour signs in the vicinity of the work.

VDOT has an aggressive bridge inspection and safety program that goes beyond federal requirements. Inspections of the state’s 20,800 bridges and other structures are done in accordance with National Bridge Inspection Standards by qualified inspectors. The agency inspects all of its bridges at least once every two years unless there are issues due to age, deterioration, bridge damage or other concerns; in those cases, more frequent inspections are done.

For more information about Virginia’s bridges and VDOT’s bridge inspection program, including current conditions of the state’s bridges, FAQs and video of a bridge inspection, visit VDOT’s website,


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