The rehabilitation of Chatham Bridge in Fredericksburg has been a noble and successful project, and is beginning to receive the recognition that it deserves. The Fredericksburg District Chatham Bridge Rehabilitation Project has been nominated for America’s Transportation Award, competing against 12 projects nationwide.
Follow the progress of the Chatham Bridge reconstruction project
The Chatham Bridge rehabilitation is finished, the Virginia Department of Transportation announced this week.
In a few weeks, visitors and residents should be able to safely and easily walk, bike and run between Downtown Fredericksburg and Stafford County attractions including Belmont, Chatham and Pratt Park.
The improved Chatham Bridge between the City of Fredericksburg and Stafford County will reopen to vehicle traffic on Sunday, after 16 months of repair and reconstruction. The public is invited to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony and pedestrian preview on the bridge on Saturday.
The improved Chatham Bridge over the Rappahannock River remains on track to reopen to traffic in October.
The Route 3 Business bridge over the Rappahannock River, also known as Chatham Bridge, will close to traffic for an improvement project beginning on Monday, June 22.
Joseph B. Fay Co., of Pittsburgh, Pa., has been awarded a $17.8 million contract to rehabilitate the Chatham Bridge over the Rappahannock River between Fredericksburg and Stafford County.