March 31, 2016

Progress on the New Bridge

Front Royal, Virginia
The replacement bridge over the South Fork of the Shenandoah is halfway done. A new span is taking traffic in both directions. The old bridge is being taken down next to it, and eventually the new bridge will be widened. Right now it has four lanes.

Here you see a temporary wall and to the left of that is the old bridge.  Routes 340, 522, and 55 all join together and pass over this bridge. State Route 55 West (Strasburg Road) splits off and heads to the left in the background. The other two roads continue as one as far as Double Tollgate, where 340 goes off to the right toward Berryville.

The new intersection with 55 will feature a new section of roadway forming a “Quadrant Roadway Intersection (QRI)”

The proposal for the bridge can be seen on the Virginia DOT site.

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  1. it seems as thou every bridge around here needs to be replaced

  2. Hello, I have been thru this way many times going to the park. The traffic has been backed up due to the construction. I hope it is done soon. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

  3. road (and bridge) construction - a necessary evil. :)

  4. Sounds like it will be much improved once they are finished working on it.


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