Under Construction: Shenandoah County - Route 11 (Old Valley Pike) Bridge over the North Fork of the Shenandoah River

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This project replaces the existing truss bridge on Route 11 over the North Fork of the Shenandoah River, located in the Town of Mount Jackson.  This area is in Shenandoah County. The bridge is located approximately a half-mile north of Route 720 (Wissler Road).

The existing truss bridge was built in 1933 and has reached the end of its service life. The entire bridge structure is approximately 228-feet long, of which 150 feet contains the truss. The bridge deck contains 24 feet of clear width.

The new bridge will be built east of the current truss bridge. The new structure will be a 245-foot single span bridge with a deck containing approximately 40 feet of clear width.

Design plan approval is scheduled for summer 2019 with right of way activities beginning in fall 2019. Construction advertisement is scheduled for fall 2021. Traffic will be maintained on the existing bridge throughout construction.

During the design phase of this project, the total estimated cost was $6,672,631, including $1,097,437 for preliminary engineering, $433,917 for right of way and $5,141,277 million for construction.

In 2014 Route 11 had an average daily traffic count of 5035  vehicles per day.  By the design year of 2038 the estimated average daily traffic volume is 6000 vehicles per day.


This project enhances safety on Route 11 by replacing a deteriorating truss bridge structure with a new two-lane bridge that is able to support modern traffic both in volume and vehicle weights. If not replaced, the existing bridge will continue to deteriorate and would eventually have to be closed to vehicular traffic.

Major Milestones 

Project plan approval Summer 2019

Right of Way  Fall 2019

Construction advertisement  Fall 2021


Contact Info:

David B. Atwood, P.E.
(540) 743-1420

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UPC: 104182

State ID: 0011-085-781,P101, R201, C501, B605

Lat/Long: 38.730833, -78.644722

Locality: Shenandoah

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New Route 11 Bridge (old bridge on left) - August 2023

Page last modified: Aug. 30, 2023