Beach Drive Bridge Over Silver Creek (M-PK24)

This project provides for the replacement of Beach Drive Bridge over Silver Creek. The existing bridge, built in 1964, consists of three steel plate arches. The bridge provides a 24’-0” wide clear roadway with a 7’-0” Rock Creek Trail on the north side and has two 1’-9” parapets. The proposed replacement bridge includes a single span prestressed concrete slab beam structure carrying a 22’-0” roadway and a 5’-4” shoulder on each side. This width will provide space for on-road bicycling. The Rock Creek Trail will be relocated to cross Silver Creek approximately 90 feet north of the proposed Beach Drive Bridge, this will improve safety by separating the pedestrian and light-use bicycle traffic from the vehicular traffic. The project includes approach roadway work at each end of the bridge as necessary to tie-in to the existing roadway. The bridge and road will be closed to traffic during construction. In order to maintain pedestrian traffic on Rock Creek Trail during construction, the pedestrian bridge and its approaches will be constructed prior to the removal of the existing Beach Drive Bridge. Accelerated bridge construction techniques will be utilized to minimize the disruption to the traveling public and local community.

  • Start of Construction: Summer 2021
  • Beach Dr to be closed for the installation of the Pedestrian Bridge on or about August 12 for 1 day. The pedestrian bridge will be open to the public after paving and railings are installed at the end of the month.
  • Beach Dr is scheduled to close for the bridge replacement on August 31, 2021 and will reopen April 1, 2022. 

Rogelio Abiog
Montgomery County Department of Transportation
Division of Transportation Engineering
100 Edison Park Drive, 4th Floor
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878
Phone: 240-777-7245

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