In Design: South Abingdon Street over I-395 Bridge Rehabilitation in Arlington County

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This project will rehabilitate the South Abingdon Street bridge over I-395. The bridge was originally built in 1970 and rehabilitated in 1994.

The project includes:

  • Resurfacing the concrete bridge deck and closing deck joints
  • Repairing concrete piers and abutments
  • Adding protective concrete barriers adjacent to piers
  • Extending and adding concrete in-fill walls between piers
  • Replacing bearings and reconstructing bearing seats

The existing sidewalks on both sides of the bridge will remain and the bridge bicycle lanes will be restriped as part of the project.

Within the project limits, South Abingdon Street averages 8,300 vehicles a day and I-395 averages about 209,000 based on 2019 data.

Estimated Costs
Preliminary Engineering: $900,000
Construction: $9.6 million
Total: $10.5 million

The project is financed with federal and state funding.


This project aims to improve safety for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians, and extend the overall life of the bridge.

Major Milestones 

Begin Preliminary Engineering - February 2021
Virtual Public Involvement - May-June 2022
Begin Construction - Summer 2023


Contact Info:

Sharif Ramsis, PhD, P.E.
Structure & Bridge

Andrew Beacher, P.E.
Preliminary Engineering

Project Photos

Major funding source: State of Good Repair

Phase: In Design

UPC: 118397

State ID: 9999-000-919, B602, P101

Federal ID: STP-BR09 (311)

Lat/Long: 38.835596, -77.094674

Locality: Arlington

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Page last modified: Jan. 30, 2023