Brand New Huguenot Bridge Already in Need of Some Repairs
RICHMOND (WRIC) - Months after the new bridge was opened there's concern about possible problems with the Huguenot Bridge.
The new Huguenot Memorial Bridge has been opened to traffic for only a few months after a three-year construction project and already it may be in need of some repairs.
The issue is with the sidewalks.
VDOT spokesperson Lindsay LeGrand says in some sections, the exposed concrete is staring to crumble. VDOT crews were at the bridge earlier Monday with the contractor that originally built the bridge inspecting and assessing the sidewalk.
They were also out cleaning up the bridge and removing debris left over from recent storms, which is why there isn't crumbled concrete on the sidewalk anymore.
VDOT says there is no safety hazard so people can use the sidewalks. Crews and that contractor will be back at the bridge assessing to see what needs to be done. It could be a matter of just doing repairs to certain sections of the sidewalk using more durable material on the surface or they could have to repair the whole sidewalk.
Officials say it's too early in the inspection to know what caused that concrete to crumble.
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