VDOT News - Fredericksburg


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Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344


March 3, 2018

Route 360 vehicle traffic can resume crossing Downing Bridge over the Rappahannock River between Richmond County and Tappahannock; Norris Bridge remains closed

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Downing Bridge is open to vehicle traffic on Route 360 over the Rappahannock River between Warsaw in Richmond County and the Town of Tappahannock.

The Downing Bridge has been closed to traffic since Friday afternoon, after a tractor-trailer crashed on the bridge. Crews were able to safely begin the recovery operation around 6 a.m. this morning after sustained high winds subsided to below 40 mph.

Robert O. Norris Bridge

The Robert O. Norris Bridge on Route 3 over the Rappahannock River between Lancaster and Middlesex counties remains closed to traffic.

While crews have successfully cleared the scene of a crashed tractor-trailer on Norris Bridge, sustained winds are now in excess of 40 mph. Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) personnel are at the bridge checking wind speeds every 30 minutes. The Norris Bridge will re-open to traffic when winds subside.

Updates on the status of the Norris Bridge will be available online through 511Virginia at www.511virginia.org, by calling 511, or by downloading the free mobile 511 app.


VDOT’s 14-county Fredericksburg District includes the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford in the Fredericksburg area; Northumberland, Richmond, Lancaster and Westmoreland counties in the Northern Neck; Essex, Gloucester, King & Queen, King William, Mathews and Middlesex counties in the Middle Peninsula

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