Recently Completed: Rockingham County – Route 602 (East Point Road) South Fork Shenandoah River Bridge
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No traffic alerts. This project was completed in December 2018.
This project rehabilitated a deteriorating truss bridge on Route 602 over the South Fork of the Shenandoah River. The project is in Rockingham County at the border with Page County, just west of the Shenandoah town limits.
The Route 602 bridge has been in place since 1955 but incorporates trusses that date back to the 1920s. Combination vehicles (such as tractor trailers) up to 40 tons were allowed on the bridge. There were different weight limits for single-unit vehicles such as dump trucks and box trucks. Rehabilitation of the bridge allowed these weight restrictions to be lifted and restore the bridge to accommodate all legal loads.
Bridge rehabilitation started in late April 2018 and was completed in December 2018. The work included replacing bearings; repairing abutments and pier caps; strengthening floor beams; reconstructing expansion joints; installing deck drains; and placing a new concrete overlay.
As of 2014, the average traffic count for Route 602 was 3,447 vehicles per day.
This project rehabilitated an aging bridge on a key secondary roadway that serves residents and businesses. The bridge can now accommodate all legal loads and weight limit posting is no longer required.