The Dry Branch Bridge in Kanawha County was built in 1940 by an unknown contractor and renovated in 1976 by State Forces. The bridge consists of two simple spans steel deck girders with a roadway width of 23 feet 2 inches, and overall bridge length of 93 feet 6 inches. The bridge is listed in fair condition.
The purpose of the project is to replace the existing bridge to meet current design standards including suitable weight limits to efficiently and effectively serve the residential, commercial and business community.
The proposed project will remove the existing bridge and replace it with a singlespan bridge of approximately 105 feet in length with a 28 foot clear width with two 12-foot lanes and 2-foot shoulders. Traffic will be detoured over existing routes as shown on the 11x 17 color aerial map along with the city map.
Detour Routes are summarized below:
- The Northbound Detour Traffic- Turn right from CR 60/29 onto US 60 ramp, follow US 60 along I-77 to Kanawha Blvd exit turn right on ramp, turn right on CR 60/29. The northbound detour will be approximately 2.2 miles.
- The Southbound Detour Traffic- Follow CR 60/29 to Snow Hill Intersection, turn left and follow ramp to Kanawha Blvd. Turn left on US 60, Follow US 60 to Campbells Creek, turn left onto CR 73, turn left on CR 60/29. The southbound detour will be approximately 4.3 miles.
An informational workshop meeting will be held at the WVDOH Materials Building (190 Dry Branch Road, Charleston, WV 25306) on May 24, 2011. The purpose of this informational workshop public meeting is to afford participants an opportunity to ask questions and state their views and opinions on the bridge replacement project.
A complete handout of the project is available for download.
The comment period has ended.