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Huffaker Bridge Progresses
Crews have been at work constructing the Huffaker Bridge, and to show progress, the project team has created a flyover time-lapse video of bridge construction. The Huffaker Bridge is unique as it lies within a pinch-point between Rattlesnake Mountain and the Virginia Foothills, so it is designed extra-long to allow flood waters to spread out and reach the creek’s natural floodplain. Other interesting facts about the bridge include:
- At 517-feet-long, it is the largest bridge being built on Phase 2 of the project.
- Wire cables located inside the girders provide structural reinforcement that absorb the weight of the bridge.
- Northbound and southbound lanes are constructed as two separate bridges that run side-by-side to allow sunlight in making driving underneath the structure brighter and safer.
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