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Aden Road Bridge Replacement

Over the Norfolk Southern Railroad in Prince William County

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Spring 2015

$4.56 million

Prince William

Nicholas Roper, P.E.
District Bridge Engineer
Claudia Llana, P.E.
Preliminary Engineering Manager


March 17, 2014

The Aden Road Bridge over the Norfolk-Southern Railroad will be closed on Wednesday, Mar. 19 and Thursday, Mar. 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. as crews perform geotechnical borings in the area. For more information on the closures, click here.

Weight limit reduced on Aden Road Bridge. View the press release.

About the Project

This project will add an additional lane to the existing single lane of Aden Road over the Norfolk-Southern Railroad, enabling two-way traffic. 

The existing truss will be rehabilitated and strengthened so that it can remain in service to carry northbound traffic on Aden Road.  A new bridge will be built adjacent to the existing truss to carry southbound traffic on Aden Road.  The truss will cross over the Railroad in its current location but Aden Road will have a new intersection with Marsteller Drive.

The existing wrought-iron truss bridge was built in 1882 by Keystone Bridge Company for the Virginia Midland Railway, and was relocated to its current location sometime between 1904 and 1928. The bridge is now owned by Norfolk Southern and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is structurally deficient, and has a posted weight limit of 6 tons.

VDOT will own and maintain both the historic truss and the new bridge after construction is completed.

Aden Road currently carries about 2,800 vehicles a day. By 2036 the bridge is expected to carry 4,900 vehicles a day.

An information meeting was held in December 2011, to present preliminary plans to improve safety and add capacity for the structurally deficient bridge, and to receive comments and suggestions on this historically significant bridge and impacts to the surrounding area.   


Detour map for road closure on March 18 & 19 (Mar. 2014)

Project information and preferred option (May 2013)

Project information and preliminary options considered (Jan. 2013)

Project location map

Memorandum of Agreement (May 2013)

NEPA Documentation Concurrence Form (Oct. 2013)

Categorical Exclusion (Aug. 2013)

September 2013 Public Hearing 

Final Rendering East West View

Final Rendering Concept

Final Rendering Map

Public Hearing Presentation

Public Hearing Brochure and Comment Sheet

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