Bridge Raises Environmental Concerns

VDOT Project Blamed For Leading Cattle Into Water

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Posted: March 4, 2014

Work has begun to replace a one-lane bridge over Cooks Creek on Oakwood Drive east of Bridgewater. The Shenandoah Riverkeeper environmental group has raised concerns that the new span’s design forces cattle into the waterway, which goes against the goals of cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay watershed. (Photos by Michael Reilly / DN-R)
The one-lane Cooks Creek bridge is being replaced by a new two-lane structure.

HARRISONBURG — A Valley environmental group is considering its next step after its attempt to alter a Virginia Department of Transportation bridge project was dismissed.

Shenandoah Riverkeeper, a…

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