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Capon Bridge in Hampshire County target of Rehabilitation

November 23rd, 2021 by WCBC Radio

On Tuesday, Gov. Jim Justice and the West Virginia Division of Highways announced a contract for $7,166,000 to rehabilitate the historic Capon Bridge in Hampshire County.
It was one of eight bridge construction, replacement or rehabilitation projects awarded from a bid letting held Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021.
Triton Construction Inc. was the lowest of three bidders for the project, which will renovate the span. The bridge carries US 50 over the Cacapon River in Capon Bridge.
The steel truss bridge was built in 1933 on the site of a former covered bridge, and is considered a historic site in its own right.
Renamed the US Army Corporal Rex Marcel Sherman Memorial Bridge, after an Army veteran who lost his life in the Vietnam War, the bridge still carries an average of 6,200 cars a day. However, the bridge is subject to weight restrictions, and trucks and buses must cross one at a time.
Renovating the bridge will allow the weight restrictions to be removed and the bridge to return to normal service.