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Mattox Creek Bridge


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Work to replace the Mattox Creek bridge south of Colonial Beach is about to start.

On Tuesday [June 24, 2014], crews will start moving in equipment, which will be stored on State Route 638 at State Route 205. The section of Route 638 near the project will remain closed throughout the project.

Actual work on the bridge won’t start until after July 4.

The $8.1 million project will take two years to complete, so residents who use State Route 205 (James Monroe Highway) will have to get used to delays.


Steel stringer bridge over Mattox Creek on James Monroe Hwy. (VA-205)
Westmoreland County, Virginia
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Demolition and replacement beginning July 2014: http://news.fredericksburg.com/newsdesk/2014/06/23/mattox-cr...
Built 1930
Steel stringer
Length of largest span: 28.9 ft.
Total length: 172.9 ft.
Deck width: 23.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.19924, -77.00713   (decimal degrees)
38°11'57" N, 77°00'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/324248/4229825 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rollins Fork
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
VA 19222 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 54497 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2015)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 49 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Beam (15,705)
Built 1930 (1,744)
Built during 1930s (11,745)
Doomed (1,072)
Have street view (26,928)
Open (39,880)
Owned by state (15,982)
Span length 25-50 feet (15,663)
Steel stringer (6,220)
Structurally deficient (14,211)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,919)
Virginia (1,216)
Westmoreland County, Virginia (1)

Update Log 

  • April 23, 2017: Updated by Joe Martin: Bridge built in 1930 has been replaced by a new one
  • June 23, 2014: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Bridge scheduled for replacement beginning July 2014
  • November 16, 2012: Added by Jared Mixson


  • Jared
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • Joe Martin


Mattox Creek Bridge
Posted June 29, 2014, by G. Wessells (mlwessells [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Will the be raising deck height over water ?