Bridge closed after VDOT finds corrosion, deterioration

Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 11:12 am

The Virginia Department of Transportation has closed the Greenwood Road bridge at the Henrico/Hanover county line after finding advanced corrosion and deterioration during a structural inspection June 20.

The bridge will remain closed for drivers’ safety and to allow bridge engineers to further evaluate the structure and determine the extent of repairs needed.

“Drivers’ safety is our number one priority,” says Gary Martin, district bridge engineer. “Once we can further evaluate the bridge’s condition, we’ll plan to repair or replace the bridge.”

The bridge carries approximately 800 vehicles per day between Henrico and Hanover counties.

The Route 625 bridge over the Chickahominy River was last inspected in June 2012. At that time, the structure was in fair, but safe condition. The bridge was slated for replacement in 2015 as part of VDOT’s Six Year Plan at an estimated cost of $2.8 million.

VDOT has posted electronic message signs at intersections near the bridge to notify drivers of the closure and has directional signs posted along the six-mile detour route. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra time to reach their destination.

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