Schaeffer Road Bridge (M-0137)

This project provides for the replacement of the existing Schaeffer Road Bridge No. M-0137 over Little Seneca Creek.

The existing Schaeffer Road Bridge, built in 1925, is a 44’-8” long single span steel beam concrete deck structure carrying a 16’-0” clear roadway for one lane, and is supported by concrete abutments. The 2021 biennial bridge inspection revealed that the structure is in poor condition considered as structurally deficient and is in need of replacement. The bridge has posted for weight restriction of 50,000 lbs. for single unit truck and 64,000 lbs. for combination unit truck.

The bridge and road will be closed to traffic within school summer break during the construction while maintaining vehicular traffic with a detour. Accelerated bridge construction techniques will be utilized to minimize the disruption to the traveling public and local community.

Project Schedule

  • Design: January 2021 – Summer 2025
  • Construction: Spring 2026 – Fall 2026
Project Manager
Greg Hwang
Montgomery County Department of Transportation
Division of Transportation Engineering
100 Edison Park Drive, 4th Floor
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878
Phone: 240-777-7279
E-mail: [email protected]


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