April 19, 2017
The firm designing a replacement for the deteriorating Belmont Bridge has concluded three days of intense planning for the structure. “We have had wonderful weeks in Charlottesville, and the last three days have been impressive,” said Sal Musarra, with Richmond-based Kimley-Horn. City Council voted in the summer of 2014 to ...
March 29, 2017
Terrible. Unsafe. Crumbling. Those were some of the words that participants in a mobility summit on a Belmont Bridge replacement used to describe the aging downtown Charlottesville structure. “My favorite description used was ‘lumpy,’” said Jonathan Whitehurst with Kimley-Horn, the Richmond-based firm tasked with developing a new design. The company ...
February 21, 2017
As work begins for a new Belmont Bridge, members of the design team spent Tuesday night ex-plaining the parameters and constraints involved in creating a replacement for the deteriorating Charlottesville structure. “The Belmont Bridge was last rated at 40 on a scale of 100,” said Sal Musarra, project manager with ...
February 13, 2017
As a second process begins to design a new Belmont Bridge, the western sidewalk on the structure soon will be closed while construction documents are drawn up for the bridge's re-placement. "The sidewalk has degraded to a point that it has become a safety concern," said Alexander Ikefuna, the ...
December 27, 2016
Charlottesville officials have signed a contract with a Richmond-based firm to produce construction documents for a Belmont Bridge replacement by the end of March 2018. The scope of work outlined in the contract with Kimley-Horn covers 19 tasks, including traffic-engineering and analysis; roadway design; and coordination with the railroad over ...
December 15, 2016
The city of Charlottesville has selected a new firm to oversee design for a replacement for the Belmont Bridge, a structure that has been deteriorating for several years. Richmond-based Kimley-Horn and Associates will be paid $1.98 million to serve as design consultant for a “gateway” bridge. A subcommittee of ...