A Dec. 12, 2018, image of I-95 bridges over the Meherrin River in Emporia, Va., about 65 miles south of Richmond. Northbound on left, southbound on right.

By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA

ARTBA member Wagman Heavy Civil, Inc. Dec. 4 opened the northbound bridge on I-95 over the Meherrin River in Emporia, Va., about 65 miles south of Richmond. A new southbound bridge at the same location opened in September 2017.

“We are proud of our team for achieving this milestone in spite of a historically wet construction season,” said Greg Andricos, president and COO of Wagman Heavy Civil. “Wagman plans to continue the expedited delivery of this project, enhancing quality and safety on I-95.”

The $22 million replacement and demolition of the two bridges for the Virginia Department of Transportation began in January 2016 and is required to be completed by October 2019. The job also includes installation of storm water management facilities.

Founded in 1902, Wagman is a fourth generation, family-owned heavy civil, general construction, and geotechnical construction services company with offices in Pennsylvania and Virginia.