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Thread: West Glebe Bridge to close May 9, but remain open for bikes/peds

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    Default West Glebe Bridge to close May 9, but remain open for bikes/peds

    County says the bridge will remain open for pedestrian and bike use "through June." After June bike/ped access will be maintained via a "temporary crossing."

    https://www.arlnow.com/2022/04/25/ju...-in-two-weeks/
    Last edited by arlcxrider; 04-25-2022 at 02:00 PM.

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    That article goes on to say, somewhat confusingly:

    "Pedestrians and cyclists will still be able to use the bridge for a few more months. A temporary pedestrian path across Four Mile Run is expected to open in July. Four Mile Run Trail users, meanwhile, will re-routed to a parallel path, as the portion of trail under the bridge will be closed."

    Does "meanwhile" imply immediate closure of the 4MRT from May 9? Appreciate any insights from those In The Know.

    EDIT: Found it. Image on the Arlington County press release makes it clear the 4MRT will close on May 9. Detour to the surface crossing - which shouldn't be a big delay because there won't be cross traffic from/to the bridge.

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    Good morning! You folks beat me to it! What I wrote elsewhere:

    "Good morning all! For my Arlington/Alexandria friends on two wheels: The time has come- the bridge on West Glebe Road over Four Mile Run must be replaced *now*, before it falls down. Attached is Arlington County's bridge reconstruction project page. Of note to us, Four Mile Run Trail should not be closed off. We should be able to use the section under I-395, use an existing access to Four Mile Run Drive, go through the closed off bridge intersection, and rejoin the Trail. A detour that is acceptable.
    The new bridge deck will be wider and safer for *all* modes. Starting this May":

    https://www.arlingtonva.us/Governmen...uction-Project
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    #Overtone: Just east of the I-395 underpass, there is trail access at level to an *un-busy* section of Four Mile Run Drive. The West Glebe intersection will be straight through, all we have to do is dodge "construction furniture", then rejoin the existing trail. We'll be OK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starduster View Post
    #Overtone: Just east of the I-395 underpass, there is trail access at level to an *un-busy* section of Four Mile Run Drive. The West Glebe intersection will be straight through, all we have to do is dodge "construction furniture", then rejoin the existing trail. We'll be OK.
    agree. as i noted in my previous, where i said "shouldn't be a big delay."

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    Wednesday May 11. I journeyed to document the detour around the W. Glebe Rd. bridge replacement. Firstly, the sidewalk and median of the Shirlington Rd. bridge over Four Mile Run is refurbished. No, we didn't get a whole lane of the bridge, but it *is* comfortably wider. Thank you. Click image for larger version. 

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    *For the moment*, the trail under the W. Glebe bridge is open. Won't be for much longer. But as you see, the detour is not a bad one. This will not be a problem for us. Click image for larger version. 

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    Also of note, there was a landscaping crew cleaning up vegetation and some of the bamboo overhang at the Shirlington end of the trail. I made a point of thanking them.
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    I just noticed something in that 1st picture...from the distance of Four Mile Run Dr, I noticed two bikes down and someone who looked like they were walking off a fall. Only when I downloaded these pictures did I notice the stopped Nissan Sentra at the crosswalk. Click image for larger version. 

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    The detour at the bridge was in place this morning.





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    Quote Originally Posted by CaseyKane50 View Post
    The detour at the bridge was in place this morning.




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    Steel outriggers to support the temporary bike/ped crossing of Four Mile Run at the West Glebe Road bridge.

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    Last edited by arlcxrider; 06-23-2022 at 08:01 AM.

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