Colonial Parkway Bridges
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- LocationWilliamsburg, VA
- General ContractorShirley Contracting
- ArchitectDewberry Engineers, Inc
Calvert's Team completed the restoration of the Bridges over the Colonial Parkway in Williamsburg in December 2020. Our Team was proud to be a part of keeping the historic craftmanship alive in the transformation of these historic bridges in York County, Virginia.
A little history about the bridges:
The bridges over Colonial Parkway were constructed in 1930 the original planners of the Colonial Parkway used a model of a limited access with broad sweeping curves, set in a landscaped right-of-way devoid of commercial development. These features, derived from 19th-century romantic landscape theories, created a safer and more pleasant drive compared to the increasingly congested urban strips. In addition to protecting the views, culvert headwalls and parkway underpasses were clad in "Virginia-style" brick laid in English and Flemish bonds to promote a "colonial-era" effect. Design features such as molded coping rails, string courses and buttresses followed the historical prototypes found at Williamsburg.