Chatham Bridge on schedule for October reopening

January 21, 2021 | Community News | Chatham Bridge

The improved Chatham Bridge over the Rappahannock River remains on track to reopen to traffic in October.

Crews continue to set beams that will form the foundation for the new bridge deck that will carry Route 3 Business traffic between Stafford County and the City of Fredericksburg.

While beams are being set from the Stafford approach, crews on the Fredericksburg approach continue to repair the bridge pier caps that will support new beams when work advances across the river.

When the bridge reopens in October, bicyclists, runners and walkers will also be able to use a new pedestrian path on the bridge’s downstream side. There will be periodic single-lane closures after October as the contractor finishes the project, but these should have a minimal effect on travel as most work will be occurring underneath the deck. All construction will be finished in April 2022.

Progress can be seen online from the project’s time-lapse construction camera, which is updated every 10 minutes, here.

Watch a simulation video showing how the bridge will appear when it reopens here.

Learn more about the project here.

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