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Oct. 26, 2012

Demolishing sections of the old Huguenot Bridge

COLONIAL HEIGHTS — Construction crews continue to demolish sections of the 62 year old Huguenot Memorial Bridge over the James River to make way for the second half of the new bridge. In order to safely disassemble two sections and haul them away, traffic on the new bridge will be stopped periodically for up to 45 minutes overnight October 29-November 2 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., weather permitting. Traffic will resume after each section is removed.

To avoid delays during the demolition next week, VDOT recommends Huguenot Road (Route 147) drivers use the following alternate routes:

  • Northbound – Chippenham Parkway (Route 150) north over the Willey Bridge to River Road east to Huguenot Road or use Powhite Parkway/Route 76 (toll) east into Richmond
  • Southbound – River Road west to Chippenham Parkway (Route 150) south to Huguenot Road

The Huguenot Bridge spans the James River and connects Richmond city limits to the south and Henrico County to the north via Huguenot Road. Approximately 25,000 vehicles cross the bridge each day. To find out more about the Huguenot Bridge reconstruction project or to sign up for project updates, visit


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