Main Street Over Smith Creek, Clifton Forge, Virginia

Designer: Clark Nexen

Contractor: Orders Construction Co.

Project Description:

This project replaced the 161-feet long Main Street Bridge (Route 60) over Smith Creek in the Town of Clifton Forge, Alleghany County. Currently Main Street is one way at this location consisting of two 11-foot westbound travel lanes and one 11-foot, six-inch wide lane for street side parking. Sidewalks measuring eight-feet to nine-feet wide are on each side of the road. The purpose is to replace a deteriorating bridge which has reached the end of its useful life. Benefits include safety to the traveling public and a replacement bridge compatible with the proposed Clifton Forge downtown revitalization master plan.

The new bridge has three spans with the deck consisting of prestressed box beams. There are two 11-foot travel lanes with no shoulders and a single lane measuring 11-feet, six-inches for street side parking. Other elements of this design-build project include protecting the adjacent buildings, minimum approach road work, utility relocations, minimizing or eliminating temporary right of way relocations, storm water management, storm drainage, hydraulic analysis and the preparation and acquisition of water quality permits.