Twigg Bridge Open Again

Travelers using the Twigg Bridge between Mathews and Middlesex counties this week had an easier trip, when both lanes of the span were once again opened to traffic.

The bridge had been undergoing what turned into a two-year rehabilitation project, during which time traffic signals were in place on both the Mathews and Middlesex sides of the bridge, alternating traffic on one of the two lanes while work to replace the deck was completed.

It was just one week ago today, that officials from the Virginia Department of Transportation gave the bridge one last inspection before both lanes were reopened to traffic. Travelers this week were happy about that.

That work fell several months behind schedule, which resulted in crews working seven days a week, and between 12–24 hours a day to get the work done according to VDOT.

During the last nine months of the project, only two work days were missed due to the weather. The project, which began in April 2012 and cost $10.9 million.