US Route 460 Connector, Phase I Over Grassy Creek and Route 610 (VA)

US 460

Project Type: Design-Build

Location: Buchanan Co., Virginia

Owner: Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)

Client: Bizzack/CJ Mahan

Construction Cost: $90 Million

Completion Date: 08/2014

JSE provided design-build engineering services on this 1733 ft. long twin segmental box bridge.  The superstructure had two main spans of 489’ with the box varying from 31’-0” to 12’-6” in depth. The bridge is supported by “H” shaped columns with a maximum pier height of 220’ measured from the top of the footing to bottom of the box. These are the tallest bridge piers in the state of Virginia.

The construction cost of the design provided by the JSE beat the next closest design’s construction cost by $3 million on top of being the most responsive bid (bids weighted on technical proposal score).

Total Length: 2 structures at 1,733’ each

Number of spans: 6 spans (109’, 269’, 489’, 489’, 269’, 102’)

Width: 2 @ 43’-4”


ACEC Indiana Awards of Engineering Excellence - Honor, 2016

Roads & Bridges Top 10 Bridges Award (selected as #1), 2013


Route 460 Connector Phase I - Grassy Creek Bridges - ASBI, Bridge Awards of Excellence, 2011

US 460 Mobility Partners Wins Design-Build Contract for Route 460 in Virginia -, 2012

That's the Breaks - Roads & Bridges, Nov. 2012

New Highway Siphons Port Traffic from City Streets - ASCE CE Magazine, Dec. 2012

Virginia's Tallest Segmental Box Bridge Under Construction - ENR, April 2013

Locationally Challenged - Roads & Bridges, Nov. 2013

US Route 460 Phase I Connector Over Grassy Creek and Route 610 - ASPIRE, Fall 2014