Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
Sept. 7, 2017
Public invited to hear about the future of the Clarkton Bridge
LYNCHBURG, Va. – Interested individuals are invited to come to Brookneal Elementary School, 133 Charlotte Street, Brookneal on Thursday, September 21 to find out about plans to dismantle and remove the closed truss spans crossing the river as well as the future interpretive plans on the history of the Route 620 Bridge over Staunton River, commonly referred to as the Clarkton Bridge on the Halifax/Charlotte county line.
Between 5 and 7 pm, the public can view displays showing the history of the structure, the current deteriorated bridge conditions, and considerations given to the future treatment of the bridge. In addition, information will be available on Section 106 process of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA) efforts.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and a group of stakeholders representing the counties of Charlotte and Halifax, as well as the Town of Halifax, Preservation Virginia, the former Clarkton Alliance, the Department of Historic Resources and other individuals and groups, have met several times in the last year to evaluate options for the structure’s future and opportunities to recognize the significance of the bridge once it has been removed. Representatives of the stakeholders’ group are expected to be in attendance, as well.
Additional information about the project and event is available by contacting Kenneth Martin, Halifax Residency Administrator at 434-476-6471 or Scot Shippee, P.E., Dillwyn Resident Engineer at 434-983-2017.
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