Blackburn Road Bridge Reopening
– August 17, 2012 3:11 pm
WOODBRIDGE, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation has completed replacement of the Blackburn Road bridge over Neabsco Creek in Woodbridge and will re-open the road on Wednesday, Aug. 22, weather permitting.
VDOT closed the bridge on Jan. 9 after a routine inspection revealed severe vertical cracks on the bridge abutments.
VDOT bridge engineer Nicholas Roper noted, “The new bridge has a deeper foundation and a larger opening for the waterway that will improve overall durability and performance during high-water events.” A sidewalk has also been added to allow pedestrians to safely walk across the bridge.
Over the next several days, crews will pave the roadway and install guardrail. The new bridge (pictured right) cost about $2.7 million.
The bridge carries about 6,000 vehicles a day.