Lou Hatter 540-829-7537
Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
Dec. 18, 2013
RT. 723 BRIDGE AT DELAPLANE REDUCED TO 18-FOOT WIDTH
Routine VDOT inspection found structural damage; travel lanes will be shifted
CULPEPER — The bridge that carries Route 723 (Ashville Road) over Interstate 66 in Fauquier County has been temporarily narrowed following a recent safety inspection.
The routine inspection by the Virginia Department of Transportation showed structural damage to the bridge’s superstructure. As a result the bridge has been reduced from 24 feet to 18 feet in width. Two-way traffic will be maintained, but motorists will notice a shift in the travel lanes to avoid the damaged area.
Plans to repair the bridge are being developed.
Approximately 1,100 vehicles use this segment of Route 723 daily.
The bridge was built in 1960 and is inspected every year in accordance with National Bridge Inspection Standards. 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, www.virginiadot.org/info/Bridge.asp.
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