Route 11 North River Bridge

  • Route 11 North River Bridge

Built in 1935, the existing bridge on Route 11 over the North River was no longer meeting the needs of modern-day traffic. With the goal to improve safety for both motorists and bicyclists, this project replaced the aging bridge with a new, wider structure, and a slightly longer bridge deck.

In addition to the two 12-foot travel lanes, the project includes a 12-foot center turn lane, two eight-foot shoulders, and a four-foot wide paved surface for bicycle traffic. The steel girder bridge was constructed in two phases to maintain two-way traffic throughout the project. Once Phase I was built, traffic was shifted to the newly constructed lanes. This allowed for demolition of the existing structure and construction of the second and final phase of the project.

The new bridge allows for better alignment with the roadway, reducing the curve radius at the beginning of the approach on each side.

Quinn provided a full-time construction inspector for this project, who monitored contractor compliance with contract documents and applicable construction standards and specifications; and coordinated with contractor and VDOT staff on project status schedule questions and problem resolutions.


This project replaced an aging bridge with a new, wider structure and a slightly longer bridge deck.


Construction Inspection


• Full-time construction inspection & supervision of project inspector team
• Environmental & sediment controls inspection
• Work zone coordination
• Maintenance of traffic coordination
• Quality assurance
• Materials approvals & testing
• Submittal & schedule review
• Review & preparation of daily project diaries & monthly pay estimates