Bridge Replacement Closes Dry Bridge Road in Ivy for a Year

Dry Bridge Road in Ivy
Dry Bridge Road in Ivy

The Virginia Department of Transportation has begun replacement of the bridge on Dry Bridge Road (Route 708) that spans the railroad tracks, and construction is slated to last nearly a year.

Corman Construction, Inc., of Annapolis, Maryland, will remove the existing one-lane, timber-deck bridge, which has an eight-ton weight limit, and replace it with a two-lane, prestressed concrete bridge costing $2.54 million that will carry all legal loads. The bridge will include paved shoulders for use by pedestrians.

The detour to get south of the tracks is Gillums Ridge Road (Route 787).