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The RRPDC is a regional planning agency serving
the Town of Ashland;
the City of Richmond; and
the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, and Powhatan.



Richmond Regional
Planning District Commission

9211 Forest Hill Avenue
Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23235

Directions to RRPDC


Phone:  804.323.2033
Fax:  804.323.2025


Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.



 

Richmond Regional
Bridge and Culvert Inventory
and Structural Assessment Report

Bridges, culverts, and tunnels are critical building blocks of an efficient transportation system. They are the efficiently-engineered solution to overcome the inevitable conflicts within an interconnected network.

Bridge location, design, and structural health are a key element in planning and maintaining an effective transportation network. Although bridges are essential for minimizing system interferences, they are bottlenecks created by their geographical constraints and constrained capacity. Furthermore, the damage to or complete loss of a critical crossing can significantly impact the entire system and create immediate and secondary economic damage. The condition of these structures is key to the smooth flow of transportation in the region.

Bridges in the Richmond Region

Bridge dependability is especially important in the Richmond region due to the relatively high number of bridges in a region with numerous interstate freeways and state highways, the crossroads of three major railroad systems, and multiple major rivers and the creeks and streams that feed them. Concerned about the number of aging bridges in the region and the apparent lack of funding for maintaining or replacing them, the Richmond Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RRTPO) began tracking the condition and funding of the regionís bridges in 2014.

The Richmond Regional Bridge and Culvert Inventory & Structural Assessment Report (published in 2014) was the regionís first attempt to inventory all the structures in the region and identify those in poor condition (i.e., structurally deficient, functionally obsolete, weight posted). The report includes a list of structures eligible for federal bridge replacement funds and federal bridge rehabilitation funds.

This 2015 update of the report utilizes data captured from the online dashboard maintained by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) as of January 15, 2015.

 

Executive Summary

 

Downloads

Richmond Regional Bridge and Culvert Inventory & Structural Assessment Report (2015 Update)




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