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Route 603 Bridge in Greene to Close April 1 - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

Route 603 Bridge in Greene to Close April 1

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Starting on Monday, the Route 603 bridge over the Roach River in Greene County is closed to traffic.   

Crews will be working to replace the superstructure of the bridge that will allow all legal load vehicles to cross.

The bridge will be closed for three weeks, and is set to reopen on April 24.     

Detours signs are posted and access to all private entrances on both sides of the bridge will be maintained during construction.


Virginia Department of Transportation
Press Release

CULPEPER –The bridge over the Roach River on Route 603 (Bingham Mountain Road) in southwestern Greene County will close to traffic on Monday, April 1. The bridge will be closed until April 24 so the superstructure can be replaced.

The current structure is a steel-span, timber-deck bridge that is structurally deficient and posted for an eight-ton maximum weight limit. That bridge will be replaced with a cast concrete superstructure that is built to current design standards and will allow all legal load vehicles to cross.

Signs for a detour route will be posted prior to the closure. Access to all private entrances on both sides of the bridge will be maintained during construction.

For more information about Virginia's bridges and the Virginia Department of Transportation's bridge inspection program, including current conditions of the state's bridges, FAQs and video of a bridge inspection, visit VDOT's web site, http://www.virginiadot.org/info/Bridge.asp.

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