Link Road Bridge reopens in Lynchburg Friday after months-long closure

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News

(Photo: Courtesy City of Lynchburg)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — After being closed for construction since December 2020, the Link Road Bridge has reopened to through traffic in Lynchburg on Friday.

This comes after crews began construction on the new bridge back in December 2020, but the project was completed on time and on budget.

The original bridge was built in 1957 as a one span bridge measuring 54 feet in length with two 12-foot wide lanes.

However, the new bridge — which was completed on time and on budget — was lengthened to about 87 feet long with two 15-foot wide lanes. In addition, crews added a sidewalk on the downstream side of the bridge.

Motorists are asked to remain alert to the new traffic pattern in the area.

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