VDOT News - Culpeper



Will Merritt 540-829-7370

Lou Hatter 540-717-2890

CULP 2020-008

Feb. 24, 2020

Restored 142-year-old bridge will reopen to traffic in April 2021

CULPEPER — Construction is underway to restore the 142-year-old Waterloo Bridge over the Rappahannock River at the Culpeper-Fauquier county line.

Initial project tasks include installing environmental controls, building construction entrances and removing trees in the immediate vicinity of the bridge.

Under a $3.65 million construction contract, Corman Kokosing Construction Company will dismantle, remove, repair and reinstall the single-lane truss bridge. The bridge’s piers will be repaired and the approach spans will receive new steel beams and a timber deck.

It is anticipated that some bridge components will not be fit for continued use and will be replaced with new materials. Every effort will be made to replicate the look of the historic bridge, including its green paint color.

The bridge will reopen to traffic by April 30, 2021 with an expected 12-ton weight restriction.

The Waterloo bridge, a wrought-iron truss structure, was built in 1878. Due to significant deterioration, VDOT closed the bridge to traffic in January 2014.

For more information about the project, visit the project page on VDOT’s website: http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/culpeper/waterloo.asp.


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