Old Highway 47 Bridge over Scoggins Creek
This project replaced the Old Highway 47 bridge over Scoggins Creek in Gaston. The new structure is wider and built to current code standards to increase safety and useful life of the bridge along with improving waterway habitat underneath.
The previous Old Highway 47 bridge was originally built in 1921 and was the oldest bridge in Washington County’s bridge inventory. It was built as a "cast in place" three-span bridge, that was 75 feet long and 18 feet wide. The north span had settled and there was severe cracking in the bridge beams and deck across the entire width of the underside of the bridge. The bridge was deemed functionally obsolete with a narrow width that didn't provide refuge when large vehicles used the bridge. The previous approach rail, located at both ends of the bridge was also substandard.
Old Highway 47 Closure Extended Two Weeks
Four month closure at bridge begins June 17