Big hole in bridge deck prompts VDOT action

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Posted: April 19, 2013

The Winchester Star

Virginia Department of Transportation workers wait for a patch material to dry Thursday after repairing a2-foot by 4-foot hole on a bridge over the railroad tracks on southbound Interstate 81 near Exit 317, north of Winchester. The hole went completely through the bridge deck. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
The hole in the bridge deck was repaired by a Virginia Department of Transportation crew Thursday.
Wood bracing and steel anchors were used under a bridge on southbound Interstate 81 near Exit 317 to repair a 2-foot by 4-foot hole. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)

WINCHESTER — A large hole in a Frederick County bridge led to a single-lane closure Thursday as workers spent much of the day patching it.

The bridge, near Exit 317 on southbound Interstate 81, sits…

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