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Hunter Station Road over Snakeden Branch

Temporary bridge replacement in Fairfax County

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Late July 2013

Est Completion Date
Opened to traffic September 6, 2013; entire project completed December 30, 2013


Northern Virginia

Michael Gleasman, P.E.
Area Construction Engineer
Andy Hetzer
Construction Manager

Note: The temporary bridge opened to traffic on September 6, 2013. The entire project was completed on December 30, 2013.

About the Project

Hunter Station Road links Lawyers Road and Hunter Mill Road in Fairfax and carries about 600 vehicles per day. This project removed the existing bridge over Snakeden Branch and installed a pre-fabricated temporary bridge under an emergency contract. 

The steel-beam and timber-deck bridge carried a single lane of traffic and was built in 1986. Inspections in 2012 revealed steel beam corrosion, and it was posted with a six-ton weight limit in July 2012. This restriction impacted school transportation as buses could not cross the bridge.

The temporary bridge continues to carry a single lane but has no weight restriction. The bridge is expected to be in place until funds for a permanent bridge are available. The approximate cost of a permanent bridge is about $3 million.

Rendering of temporary bridge.

Hunter Station rendering


Project presentation (June 2013)

State Project: 0677-029-051   UPCs: 104707, 103789

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