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Aden Road Bridge Repair and Expansion

Over the Norfolk Southern Railroad in Prince William County

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
December 2015

Est Completion Date
Late 2016

Cost
$7.6 million

Contractor
Allan Myers VA, Inc.

Locality
Prince William

District
Northern Virginia

Contact
Scott Burdick
Construction Manager
571-238-6246
Michael Gleasman, P.E.
Area Construction Engineer
703-259-1944

Construction Update

April 2016 - Both abutments for the truss bridge complete. Retaining wall drilling work occurring.

Traffic Impacts

The bridge will remain closed until Summer 2016; when one of the two bridges will be opened. Project completion is anticipated to be late 2016. Drivers are detoured via Marsteller Drive and Fitzwater Drive (about four minutes, see map).

About the Project

The project will:

  • Repair the existing wrought-iron truss bridge so that it can remain in service for northbound use;
  • Construct an adjacent bridge southbound; and
  • Make intersection improvements at Marsteller Drive.

The bridge was closed in May 2015 due to deterioration revealed in inspections, and is considered structurally deficient. In March 2014, the weight limit was reduced from six tons to four.

Aden Road carries about 2,800 vehicles a day, projected to increase to 4,900 by 2036.

Built in 1882 for the Keystone Bridge Company, the bridge was purchased in the early 1900s and moved to Aden Road by Norfolk Southern, who transferred ownership to VDOT in 2014. The bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the project will include a historic marker and pull-off area.

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

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.   

Additional Information

September 2013 Public Hearing 

Final Renderings: East-West View, Concept, Map 
Public Hearing Brochure and Presentation

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.

UPC: 90519

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