Aden Road Bridge Repair and ExpansionOver the Norfolk Southern Railroad in Prince William County
Est Completion Date
New Bridge Opening:
Truss Bridge Reopening: Late Winter 2018/19
Allan Myers VA
Note: The historic truss bridge was put back in place over the railroad in November 2018.
The bridge is closed until late winter 2018/19, a detour is in place (see below under "Traffic Impacts").
About the Project
This project constructed a new bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad and made intersection improvements (including a new median) at Marsteller Drive.
In March 2014, the weight limit on the historic wrought-iron truss bridge was reduced from six tons to four. The bridge was closed in May 2015 due to deterioration revealed in inspections.
VDOT originally planned to repair the truss bridge and reopen it for northbound use, however, upon removal, the bridge showed substantial structural deficiencies. A revised plan/design was developed with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and the community that allows the truss bridge to remain on the National Register of Historic Places.
Construction resumed in July 2018 to implement the revised plan/design. Aden Road is once again closed at the railroad to facilitate the work; a detour is in place (see below under "Traffic Impacts.") The truss bridge was put back in place over the railroad in November 2018. The project is scheduled for final completion in spring 2019.
Built in 1882 for the Keystone Bridge Company, the truss bridge was purchased in the early 1900s and moved to Aden Road by Norfolk Southern, who transferred ownership to VDOT in 2014.
Aden Road averages about 2,300 vehicles a day at the railroad crossing.
Public Information Meeting - December 2011
Design Public Hearing - September 2013
Begin Construction - December 2015
New Bridge Open to Traffic - December 2016
Truss Bridge Reopening - Late Winter 2018/19
Final Completion - Spring 2019
Preliminary Engineering - $1.2 million
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation - $339,000
Construction - $6.7 million
Total - $8.3 million
Aden Road between Colvin Lane and Marsteller Drive is closed to through traffic until late winter 2018/19. Residents and businesses within the closure area, emergency vehicles and school buses have access to the closed portion of Aden Road; however, they aren't able to go beyond the railroad in either direction.
Traffic is being detoured via Aden Road, Fitzwater Drive (Route 652) and Route 28 back to Aden Road (see detour map on right).
- Preferred option (May 2013)
- Preliminary options considered (Jan. 2013)
- Location map
- Memorandum of Agreement (May 2013)
- NEPA Documentation Concurrence (Oct. 2013)
- Categorical Exclusion (Aug. 2013)
September 2013 Public Hearing
December 2011 Public Information Meeting
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.
State: 0646-076-971, P101, R201, C501, B649, B654
Federal: BR-5401 (924), STP-5A01 (476), STP-5A01 (614)