December 2010 – November 2013
The Route 61 Bridge Replacement project involved replacing a 1,200-foot bridge over the New River and Route 460 with a wider, jointless bridge for the Virginia Department of Transportation. The replacement bridge was built on drilled shaft foundations, cast-in-place concrete substructure and pre-stressed concrete girders.
Key Challenges & Project Details
- Bridge deck: 6,087 CY
- Concrete: 6,050 CY
- Reinforcing steel: 796,909 lbs
- Drainage pipe: 1,072 LF
- Asphalt paving: 1,260 tons
- Design-build project
- Phased construction to maintain two-way traffic was maintained at all times.
- Per Virginia Department of Transportation specifications, grooving services were incorporated into the project scope of work.
Project Fun Facts
Special electrical plugs on the bridge lighting are designed to work with Narrow’s Christmas decorations.
Each of the 140,000-pound girders had to be transported over 350 miles; taking two to three days to travel from Hampton Roads, VA.
2017 – Engineering Excellence Merit Award – American Council of Engineering Companies of Virginia (ACEC)
2016 – Transportation Engineering Award, Projects Larger than $10 Million, Design Build - Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance (VTCA)