The Smart Road Bridge Over Wilson Creek
Cast-in-place cantilever box girder bridge, only one of its kind in Virginia
The bridge is hollow. Beneath the riding surface, the box girders are open. They are 18 feet wide and vary in height from 12-35 feet
Power and communication lines run the length of the bridge so that researchers can install testing equipment.
At 175 feet above Wilson Creek, the Smart Road bridge is Virginia’s tallest bridge. The second-tallest bridge in Virginia is the Varina-Enon bridge over the James River in Henrico County; it is 157 feet tall.
Approximately 40 million pounds
About 9,647 cubic yards of high-strength concrete were used
Steel cables weigh more than 780,900 pounds
Reinforcing steel weighs 1,565,321 pounds
About 2,000 feet.
Three 472-foot spans and two 283-foot spans
Called “Kansas corral,” the concrete railing allows motorists a better view
PCL Civil Constructors Inc. of Denver, Colorado
Figg Engineering Inc. of Florida
Virginia Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
A Citizens Advisory Committee selected certain visual features of the bridge.
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