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Spotsylvania bridges closed for reconstruction

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The replacement of two bridges will close a section of Spotswood Furnace Road for nearly two months.

The bridges over Laroque Run and Pipe Dam Run and a section of road between them will be closed until July 1, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. Spotswood Furnace Road will be closed from River Road to U.S. Ford Road.

The closure went into effect today.

Detour signs are posted.

Temporary structures have been in place since a 2012 inspection revealed structural deterioration.

About 450 vehicles cross the bridges daily.


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