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Route 5 Bridge to reopen tomorrow



Richmond Times-Dispatch August 5, 2004


The Virginia Department of Transportation says it will open the state Route 5 Barrett's Ferry Bridge to all vehicular traffic tomorrow afternoon.


The bridge over the Chickahominy River connects Charles City and James City counties. Its closure on June 24 created a 63-mile detour for motorists.


The transportation department issued a $700,000 emergency contract to repair a sagging pier that created more than a 10-inch vertical gap between the moveable and fixed portions of the bridge.


The swing-span truss bridge was built in 1939.



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