Latest projections show the completion date around Summer 2020.
Bids are due on January 30 for the installation of new bridge abutments to support the bridge, which is being fabricated and will be delivered in mid-March. The contract, which will include setting the bridge in place, is expected to be awarded in mid-February.
The contractor will have 120 days to complete the project, weather permitting, once a notice to proceed with construction is issued
Delays have been due to working through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s process, which could result in as much as 95% to 100% reimbursement for this project by FEMA and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.
Cost will likely be around $400,000, which includes engineering costs, construction of road access, and a hydrologic study.
The firm of Mattern & Craig were hired for Architectural and Engineering services for the design and replacement of both the Fall Creek Bridge and Barkers Branch Culverts.
Preliminary work on these projects to include damage descriptions, surveying, testing, etc. were started the first part of the year by the firm.
FEMA inspectors also reviewed the sites of both projects and have spoken with Matter & Craig regarding process and required documents on both projects.In July 2019, Mattern & Craig submitted the bridge designs to the City for a pre-fabricated steel trust bridge. FEMA reviewed the plans and cost estimates for the bridge design and abutments. New bridge plans call for a 10 ft wide bridge. The pre-fabricated bridge is currently out for bid. Once bridge manufacturer is selected, estimated time for construction completion is 120 days. A separate contractor will be selected to install the bridge. Estimated time for completion is spring 2020.