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Maury River Bridge opens

The newly constructed Maury River Bridge on Route 130 in the Town of Glasgow in Rockbridge County opened to traffic on Wednesday.

Work will continue at the construction site, which will include completion of guardrail installation and the removal of the old bridge. Traffic will be able to use the new bridge, but motorists should be aware of construction activities within the work zone and drive with caution.

The project was awarded to Haymes Brothers Inc. of Chatham by the Commonwealth Transportation Board on May 15, 2008. The contract value is $11,234,027.40.

The new bridge features two 12-foot lanes and 10-foot graded shoulders. The old bridge was built in 1931, is no longer able to handle modern day traffic and is posted, which means only lighter weight vehicles can use it.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held at the bridge site on June 25, 2008.

Edited by Chris Graham. Chris can be reached at