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Colonial Parkway Bridges

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  • LocationWilliamsburg, VA
  • General ContractorShirley Contracting
  • ArchitectDewberry Engineers, Inc

Project Overview

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.