Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
Oct. 30, 2008
THE NEW CAT POINT CREEK BRIDGE SLATED TO OPEN TO TRAFFIC
(Project delivered on time)
FREDERICKSBURG – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will open the new Cat Point Creek Bridge located on Route 624 in Richmond County on Friday, October 31 in the late evening hours.
The new $5.13 million structure replaces the old 70-year-old bridge. VDOT closed the old structure to traffic last spring, after a routine inspection revealed extensive corrosion and deterioration of the steel beams. The closure resulted in a 5.5 mile detour for motorists for several months.
Abernathy Construction Corporation of Glen Allen, VA began construction of the new two lane bridge, which is more than 800 feet in length, in the spring of 2007. They delivered the project on time and on budget and worked closely with VDOT to insure that the project remained on track throughout the duration of construction, especially after the forced closing of the old structure.
The bridge will carry approximately 2200 vehicles a day across Cat Point Creek, a major tributary of the Rappahannock River.
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