West Main Bridge Project

Completed 2019

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Town of Luray, Virginia

PO Box 629   ::   45 East Main Street, Luray, VA 22835

Town Office: (540) 743-5511  ::  West Main Bridge

                             Fax: (540) 743-1486

History of and around our Bridge

 

From the Page News & Courier YESTERYEARS, 1883, a comment read:

 

‍“Can’t we have a foot bridge across the Hawksbill to avoid the mixing of pedestrians with horses, cattle and vehicles?”

 

In 1901, the bridge had progressed to begin construction on a metal bridge.

 

According to an article published in the May 2, 1901 edition of the Page News & Courier, the bridge was to be rebuilt in iron, under construction of the American Bridge Co.  One year later, as construction continued, challenging weather threatened delays in the completion of the iron bridge.

 

On November 27, 1902, a representative from the American Bridge Co. provided an assurance that the bridge would be completed in two weeks’ time.  It was suggested in the Nov. 29, 1902 edition of the Page News & Courier, that the finalization of the bridge could be noted as a Christmas gift.

 

The completion of the iron bridge was finalized on December 31, 1902.

 

In 1934, the bridge was reconstructed into the concrete design that has remained until today.  The Page News & Courier reported on May 26, 1939 that improvements to the bridge were made to include the concrete material and the addition of lights.

 

Bridge Project Design Overview:

  • Similar to original look and size
  • Two Span Steel Beams with a poured-in-place reinforced concrete deck
  • New single in-stream pier
  • New abutment seats behind the existing abutments
  • Two sidewalks and a similar railing with integrated electric conduits
  • Water main pipe-around, and additional conduits for power and communications
  • Greenway trail and walking bridge replaced and upgraded
  • Estimated weight of new bridge and all listed components: 600 tons

 

 

Thank you

to the businesses and individuals who contributed to the

success of this important - and historic project!

Community Partners

Luray Downtown Initiative Inc

Page County Chamber of Commerce

Luray Rotary Club

Blue Ridge Bank   -  Brian Plum

Blue Ridge Bank   -  Jonathan Comer

Blue Ridge Bank   -  Juanita Woodward

Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission

Mimslyn Inn   -  Jim Simms

Page County GIS Office

Shenandoah Valley Electric Coop

John Graves

Rod Graves

Springview Landscaping  -  Chris & April Judd

 

Downtown Businesses

Appalachian Outfitters LLC

Inspiring Dreams Studio

The Hawksbill

Northwestern Community Services

Luray United Methodist Church

Jim Fargo

Wanda Tate

Vivian's

Page One

Susan Rocke

 

Media

Page News & Courier

Daily News Record

Northern VA Daily

WHSV

Standout Arts, LLC  -  Shannon Sankar

Standout Arts, LLC  -  Kim Emerson

Form Networks LLC  -  Charles Smith

Form Networks LLC  -  Chris Lanier

FPW Architects    -  David Puckett

Line & Grade  -   Daniel Hyer

Line & Grade  -   Julie Basic

 

Project Team

Kimley-Horn  -  Katie Crumm

Kimley-Horn  -  Bekki Robins Jucksch

Kimley-Horn  -  Taylor Hollingsurash

Kimley-Horn  -   Ashley Fenovil

Kimley-Horn  -   Elizabeth Atherton

Pennoni Associates Inc   -   Matthew Lawrence

Froehling & Robertson    -   Clyde Simmons

Froehling & Robertson    -   Christy Slaw

Schwartz & Associates

Racey Engineering & Surveying PLLC   -  Tyler Austin

Racey Engineering & Surveying PLLC   -  Gary Shirley

Racey Engineering & Surveying PLLC   -  Pat Racey

Orders Construction Co   -   Charlie Stokes

Orders Construction Co   -   John Ralston

Orders Construction Co   -   Earl Atwell

Orders Construction Co   -    Andy Wills

A Morton Thomas & Associates   -   Donnie Cummins

A Morton Thomas & Associates   -   Chris Fisher

A Morton Thomas & Associates   -   Chad McMurray

The Thrasher Group    -    Michael Tyler

WRA    -   Bill Atkins

WRA    -   Benjamin Crabill

WRA    -   Wes Mumaw

 

 

Town of Luray

Mayor Barry Presgraves

Leroy Lancaster

Jerry Schiro

Jerry Dofflemyer

Leah Pence

Ron Vickers

Joey Sours

Steve Burke

Mary Broyles

Danielle Babb

Danielle Alger

Lesa Lowery

Deb Nealis

Lynn Mathews

Pat Good

Dakota Baker

Morgan Housden

Joey Haddock

David Sedwick

Bow Cook

Mike Wagoner

Chris Stoneberger

Tracie Dickson

John Shaffer

Grace Nowak

Ronald Good

Brian Sours

Bill Huffman

Frankie Seaward

Dawn Shores

 

VDOT

Stephen Brich, PE

Garrett Moore, PE

John Valentine

Alvin Trout

Randy Kiser

Dixon Whitworth

Elizabeth Jordan, PHD

Bill Jones

Robbie Good

Josh Parlett

Dick Catron

Mike Fulcher

Don Komara

Mike Branscome

 

 

Federal Highway Administration VA Division

Representative Ben Cline

Delegate Todd Gilbert

Senator Mark Obenshain

 

 

 

ABOUT LURAY, VA

 

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