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McCormick Road Bridge, University of Virginia

Replacement of bridge over Emmet Street

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
May 20, 2013

Est Completion Date
July 31, 2013

Recently Completed


Corman Construction Inc. of Annapolis, Md.



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Rehabilitation of the McCormick Road bridge was completed July 31, 2013.

In late May 2012, significant deterioration of the existing bridge's deck was discovered. Emergency repairs were made to allow vehicles to continue using the bridge and shielding was placed underneath to protect the Emmet Street roadway from falling debris.

After a follow-up inspection in July 2012, the bridge was posted with an eight-ton weight limit, prohibiting University Transit Service buses and most emergency vehicles from using it.

Constructed in close coordination with the University of Virginia facilities staff, this project replaced the superstructure of the existing steel beam, concrete deck bridge, built in 1931, to render it capable of carrying all legal loads.

Resources and Information

News release: Emmet St. Will Remain Closed Until 7 A.M.
June 18, 2013

News release: McCormick Rd. Bridge Project to Close Emmet St.
June 10, 2013

News release: McCormick Road Bridge Will Close May 20
May 10, 2013

Pedestrian detours map Adobe Acrobat PDF (682 KB)

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