Last night, VDOT presented a new design for the bridge over Route 29 after the original one was opposed by the East Falls Church Civic Association. Gone is the Truss design and in its place is a bridge with a greater focus on aesthetics.
It will also have a slightly straighter alignment than the original design.
This design takes in to account all the height and width constraints as well public concerns about abutment aesthetics, pier shape, bridge color, fence and railing design, and lighting. The center span of the trail will feature a low wall down the middle separating traffic in both directions and which could hold lighting, pending a maintenance agreement.
I like the new bridge better, not that the old bridge was bad.
Comments are being accepted until April 21st. In early May they'll present the results of this workshop and then accept more comments through mid-late May. Contract is to be awarded in late 2017 and work done from mid 2018 to mid 2020.
Now, here's some rendering porn: