VDOT News - Northern Virginia



Kathleen Leonard

Mike Murphy


Nov. 28, 2018

Give Input on John G. Lewis Memorial Bridge Project (Featherbed Lane over Catoctin Creek)
Design public hearing is Dec. 5 at the Waterford Old School

WATERFORD – The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a design public hearing Wednesday, Dec. 5 on plans to rehabilitate the historic John G. Lewis Memorial Bridge that carries Featherbed Lane (Route 673) over Catoctin Creek in order to improve safety and extend the overall life of the bridge.

The planned improvements include:

  • Installing the existing truss above a new steel beam and timber deck bridge.
  • Adding a new bridge pier.
  • Upgrading the bridge railings.

The project is being financed with state and federal State of Good Repair funds used for maintenance of structures and bridges.

The bridge was originally built in 1889 on the Leesburg & Alexandria Turnpike (current Route 7) over Goose Creek, to replace a bridge destroyed by flooding. In 1932, the bridge was dismantled and moved to its current location.        

Stop by between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. at Waterford Old School, 40222 Fairfax Street, Waterford, VA 20197 to learn more about the project and review proposed plans. VDOT staff will be available to answer questions.

Provide comments at the meeting, or send them to VDOT by Dec. 17, 2018. Email or mail comments to Mr. Vicente Valeza, Jr., P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.

Visit the project page for more details.

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