This design-build project replaced the structurally-deficient Darden Memorial Bridge on Meherrin Road (Route 35) over the Nottoway River. The new structure was widened to accommodate 12 ft lanes and 8 ft shoulders, which better supports the growing rates of traffic—the usage rate is expected to grow from 3,400 vehicles per day to 4,500 by 2036. In order to construct the new bridge, we installed a temporary work trestle to avoid environmental impacts, demolished the existing bridge, performed design-build construction of the new 900-ft, two-lane structure and then removed the work trestle once the bridge was complete.
The Route 35 Nottoway Bridge was completed early and under budget. The project team received the American Council of Engineering Companies of Virginia “2017 Engineering Excellence Merit Award”
This project had a very tight timeline which required fast responses to project issues. We were very happy with Fay Southeast's attention to resolving matters quickly.
-Eric Kevitz, II, PE, PMP for VDot