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CULP 2018-038

April 13, 2018



RT. 603 IN ALBEMARLE REOPENS TO TRAFFIC
Bridge is now open to all legal loads following completion of repair project

CULPEPER — The Route 603 (Plunkett Road) bridge over the Lynch River in Albemarle County reopened to traffic this afternoon. The structure can now handle all legal weight loads.

The bridge was closed to traffic in November after a regular inspection revealed deterioration to the bridge’s structural features. The Virginia Department of Transportation’s bridge specialty crew undertook rehabilitation of the structure and completed that work today. Prior to the closure the bridge was posted for a nine-ton weight limit; that weight limit is now removed.

For more information about VDOT’s structure and bridge program, including current conditions of the state’s bridges, FAQs and video of a bridge inspection, visit www.virginiadot.org/info/Bridge.asp.

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