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The Lindsay Lane swinging bridge in Criglersville has been closed for months following an inspection



The Lindsay Lane swinging bridge in Criglersville has been closed for months following an inspection by VDOT, but that has not stopped locals from decorating it for the holidays. Above the weekend, a heart was additional to the closed signal in honor of Valentine’s Working day.




The Lindsay Lane swinging bridge stays closed, but there could be light-weight at the close of the tunnel.

Very last 7 days, VDOT Resident Engineer Carrie Shepheard presented the Madison County Board of Supervisors with updated estimates for renovating or changing the bridge. The structure was closed in Oct soon after a VDOT inspection unveiled it to be in disrepair. The Meadows Lane bridge, further down the highway, was repaired more than enough to remain open.

In November, Shepheard offered two options for the Lindsay Lane bridge which includes a new swinging bridge at a VDOT estimate of $1.5-2 million a pre-fabricated truss at $1-1.5 million or abandonment and demolition at close to $100,000. She mentioned the estimates ended up done factoring the substitution as a VDOT engineered project and some financial savings could be understood if the task had been done locally. Those people estimates involved widening the bridge to 6 or 10 ft to make it ADA compliant.

Through last week’s update, Shepheard introduced estimates for rehabilitating or changing the bridge with a 3 or 6 foot width, mainly what is there now. Rehabbing the structure would preserve the present-day foundation in location with the existing tower painted and all remaining factors changed. Equally possibilities would have to have the ideal-of-way to be donated.

Rehabbing the Lindsay Lane bridge is believed at somewhere around $749,000 if performed by a contractor, approximately $439,000 if accomplished by point out VDOT workers. Replacing the bridge is estimated at virtually $997,000 if accomplished by contractor, almost $620,000 if done by condition forces. Rehabbing the Meadow Lane bridge would charge somewhere around $735,000 if carried out by a contractor, $430,000 if performed by condition forces.