As drivers in Gloucester Point have undoubtedly noticed, the Tidemill Road bridge over Sarah’s Creek is undergoing VDOT maintenance after being designated “structurally deficient” in 2018. The repairs come as part of a $2.1 million state project to repair six bridges in VDOT’s Fredericksburg District, of which Gloucester is a part.
Kelly Hannon, a member of VDOT’s media contact team, explained that the project is focused on repairing bridge beam ends on each of the six bridges. “Structurally deficient does not mean a bridge is unsafe for travel,” Hannon said, “but it is an indicator that a bridge needs maintenance or repair work to improve its condition.”
The Tidemill Road bridge was built in 1974 and sees an average of 3,400 vehicles a day, according to VDOT estimates.
The project is funded through “State of Good Repair funds,” which are state resources targeted at “improving or replacing structurally deficient...
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