The new Aden Road Bridge is now open in Nokesville.
According to a release from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), the bridge over Norfolk Southern Railroad is now open for one-lane traffic.
The bridge crossing had been closed since May 2015, in an effort to repair the existing 134 year-old historic iron truss bridge, stated a release.
“Aden Road carries about 2,800 vehicles a day, projected to increase to 4,900 by 2036,” stated VDOT on their website.
While VDOT originally intended to repair the existing bridge and re-open it to drivers going northbound, an inspection of the bridge showed that there were “substantial structural deficiencies”, according to a release.
“The extensive repairs needed to return the truss bridge to service for vehicles would also remove it from the National Register of Historic Places,” stated a release.
VDOT has created the new crossing, and will be working with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources to determine how to preserve the historic bridge, according to a release.
The detour on Marsteller Drive has been lifted.
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