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Bridge Replacement in Berkeley County, WV

I am excited to give this update about two bridge replacements in Berkeley County. The first is on North Tennessee Avenue over Tuscarora Creek. The second is the most significant to this area is the replacing the Van Metre Ford Bridge on Golf Course Road. Van Metre Ford Bridge is one of the oldest bridge’s in West Virginia, and is very unique in its arched stone design. They will build the new bridge upstream and keep the old bridge for foot traffic. Check out the Herald Mail article below or follow the link at the bottom for the full article. Thanks Aaron

 

Work to replace a small North Tennessee Avenue bridge over Tuscarora Creek in Martinsburg is scheduled to begin within the next two weeks, Troy M. White, an area construction engineer for the West Virginia Division of Highways, said Friday.

Highway officials have estimated the bridge replacement would take about three months if the road is completely closed during the work, requiring detours.

North Tennessee Avenue provides a connection from West King Street past War Memorial Park to Berkeley Medical Center.

The new structure, slated to replace one that was built during the Great Depression, meets the criteria to qualify for federal funding, officials have said.

The bridge is on state-maintained county Route 13.

Among other projects, construction of a new Golf Course Road bridge east of Martinsburg in Berkeley County is in the design phase and work to acquire approval for utility relocations continues, White said Friday in an email.

The new bridge will replace one of West Virginia’s oldest spans, the one-lane Van Metre Ford Bridge that was built in 1832, according to state transportation officials.

The new bridge is to be built upstream from the historic one-lane, stone-arch structure, which officials have said is the second oldest in the state.

The bridge spans the creek on what was the old road from Alexandria, Va., to the Warm Springs.

Although the older structure will be closed to vehicles, transportation officials have said it will remain open to foot traffic.

 

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Aaron Poling, REALTOR

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