P.O. Box 1000, 7754 Richmond Rd.
Toano, Va 23168
(757) 566-0400
Bryant Contracting

Bridge and Heavy Highway

Success in Motion

Our mission is to build roads and bridges of the highest quality in an environment where we feel challenged, secure, and rewarded.



Current Projects

Bridge Replacement
Route 105 over CSX Railroad
Newport News, VA
Dominion Blvd Improvements
SBL Elizabeth River
Chesapeake, VA
Dominion Blvd Improvements
Ramp K Ground Improvements
Chesapeake, VA

Past Project Highlights

Blackwater Road over Pocaty Creek
City of Chesapeake, Virginia

pocaty_chesapeakeConstruction began on this rural City of Chesapeake project in early June 2010.  The work involved demolishing an existing structure and constructing a new bridge and roadway four feet higher in elevation to prevent the Pocaty Creek storm surges from overrunning the flood-prone crossing.  The new, 59-ft. long single span bridge with sheet pile and concrete pile-supported abutments replaced an existing 2 span bridge, eliminating a mid-stream timber pile bent and two timber abutments creating a low maintenance final product.  Bryant Contracting, Inc.’s creative construction strategy utilized our 200-ton crawler crane to build the project from one side of Pocaty Creek and permitted the project to be opened to traffic on December 13, 2010; four weeks ahead of schedule!

Route 17 over Deep Creek
City of Chesapeake, Virginia

longbridge_chesapeakeBryant Contracting, Inc. engaged in this project with the City of Chesapeake to rebuild an aging structure through the heavily-traveled bypass around the Elizabeth River.  The challenges that had to be overcome while building the 144-ft. long bridge included demolishing the existing lead-based paint covered structure, constructing abutment footers during unexpected high tides, and driving pre-stressed, precast concrete pile immediately adjacent to an active, elevated 24” sewer force main that could not be damaged.  Final completion was achieved in November 2010.

Hampton Roads Transit Light Rail
City of Norfolk, Virginia

hrtlightrail_norfolkThis $16,000,000 contract was part of the Norfolk Light Rail Transit Project. Bryant Contracting was responsible for the construction of a 3,011-ft. elevated railway and associated roadway and utility improvements.  The bridge starts at the Harbor Park parking lot beneath I-264 and ends east of Brambleton Avenue, behind Norfolk State University. This geometrically complex urban structure traverses under I-264, over a mainline Norfolk and Southern Railroad track, under a Dominion Virginia Power 115 KW transmission line, over Park Avenue and finally over Brambleton Avenue before descending to grade behind Norfolk State University.  Bryant Contracting’s extreme proactive coordination with the HRT and impacted utilities resulted in a quality project and satisfied stakeholders.

Boarding Station Stair and Elevator Tower
Hampton Roads Transit Light Rail
City of Norfolk, Virginia

hrt_light_rail_elevator_norfolkAfter the above contract was awarded HRT reconfigured an elevated light rail boarding station over Brambleton Avenue. A Stair and Elevator Tower were added to the contract to access the elevated station.  The Stair and Elevator Tower construction is unique in that it is between two elevated rail tracks and a new category of construction for Bryant Contracting.  The successful completion of this work exemplifies Bryant Contracting’s

Virginia Beach Town Center Pedestrian Bridge,
Virginia Beach, Virginia

vabeach_ped_bridge_vabeachThis challenging project involved construction of a steel truss pedestrian bridge over a heavily traveled urban roadway between two existing parking decks. Pier foundation piles were driven near underground utilities within the sidewalks along bustling Columbus Street. The 130’ long steel truss was shipped in a single piece and erected with our 200 ton crawler crane during a weekend road closure. The truss was then architecturally enhanced with a standing seam metal roof, aluminum storefront window assemblies, aluminum wire mesh guardrail, and LED light fixtures.

Route 33 over Pamunkey River
Town of West Point and New Kent County, VA

rt_33_pamunkeyriver_westpointCompleted ground improvements and 1,000 LF of bascule span approach structure as a subcontractor. Installed long prestressed concrete piles using large crawler cranes from a temporary work bridge positioned over environmentally sensitive marshland areas. Reinforced concrete construction and prestressed concrete beam erection work finished ahead of schedule on this fixed completion date project.

Yarmouth Creek Crossing
James City County, Virginia

yarmouthcrossing_jamescityThis design - build structure was constructed on a horizontal and sag vertical curve as part of an expanding golf community near the historic triangle. The four span 280 ft. long bridge was completed ahead of schedule during the weather challenged construction season of 2006. The aesthetics of the completed work highlight BCI’s quality craftsmanship in concrete construction. 

Route 33 over Mattaponi River
King William County, Virginia

rt33_mattaponi_westpointThis $36,600,000 joint venture between McLean Contracting and Bryant Contracting primarily consisted of a 3500 ft. long by 70 ft. wide river/wetland crossing, a small creek crossing, significant roadway work, a six-acre tidal wetland mitigation site, subsurface ground improvement piling, and numerous underground utilities.  Bryant was responsible for 900 ft. of the main structure over wetlands, the 80 ft. creek crossing, the ground improvement piling, and coordinating roadway subcontractors. The successful completion of this high profile project is a testament to BCI’s ability to coordinate complex projects.

Route 206 over Peppermill Creek
King George County, Virginia

rt206_peppermillcreek_kinggeorgeReplaced an obsolete 20 ft. long bridge with a two span 130 ft. long bridge and raised the roadway grade at the creek over 8 ft. in height on this heavily traveled primary route near Dahlgren, Virginia. The project was designed for a three-phase construction process involving extensive sheet piling installation and several traffic switches. Bryant and VDOT partnered to combine phases, ultimately completing the work ahead of schedule as a two-phase project.  Bryant received a performance rating of 97% on this $2,400,000 project. The project also received an environmental quality award from VDOT’s Fredericksburg District. 

Route 1 (Brook Road) over I-95
Henrico County, Virginia

rt1_brookroad_henricoThis intricate, urban project completely replaced the existing bridge’s steel girder superstructure and the substructure pier caps.  The complex structure demolition and renovation was accomplished utilizing staged construction so that at least two lanes of Brook Road were always available for traffic.  The project was subject to numerous unanticipated challenges that resulted in delays. However, an extremely pro-active partnering effort with VDOT resulted in modified traffic and work sequencing that facilitated acceleration of the schedule.  The project was finished 27 days early and received a 96.26 percent quality score, the highest in the Richmond District for 2005.

Felgates Creek Bridge Replacement
Naval Weapon Station
Yorktown, Virginia

felgatesThis fast track project was completed on time in mid 2005. A design-build project which replaced an existing timber structure with a new 200 ft. long by 35 ft. wide precast concrete bridge.  This bridge was constructed using relatively complex top-down construction to avoid impacting the surrounding wetlands. Project entailed demolition of existing bridge, replacement bridge installation, roadway approaches, and wetland mitigation.

Route 199 Sound Barrier Wall
James City County, Virginia

felgatesThis $1,600,000 design-build project was completed for a private development adjacent to Route 199 near the College Creek site. BCI provided design-build project management along with construction services for the wall. The RWA designed noise abatement structure included pre-cast concrete sound absorptive panels with steel support columns and an innovative foundation design to overcome soft subsurface conditions. Construction of this challenging project was completed ahead of schedule in May of 2005.

Route 199 over College Creek
Williamsburg, Virginia

rt199_collegecreek_jamescitycountyIn October 2002, Bryant Contracting, Inc., Curtis Contracting, Inc. and Jack L. Massie Contractor, Inc. working collectively as Jamestown 2007 Corridor Constructors signed a Comprehensive Agreement with the Virginia Department of Transportation to design and build the needed transportation improvements in the Williamsburg – Jamestown area in preparation for the Jamestown 1607 – 2007 Commemoration. This agreement was executed under Virginia’s Public Private Transportation Act of 1995 qualifying it as the first PPTA project in the Hampton Roads area. Bryant Contracting, Inc. was responsible for the structures on this project. The significant structure was an 840 ft. long bridge carrying the new eastbound lane of Route 199 over College Creek.

This structure was built utilizing a 750 ft. temporary work trestle, which allowed for the creek channel to remain open to local boating traffic and to minimize environmental impacts. This bridge project was completed ahead of schedule in July of 2004.

Route 17 over Hoskins Creek
Tappahannock, Virginia

rt_17_tappahannockThis four-lane Virginia Department of Transportation bridge project was constructed to replace an aging, existing structure through the heavily traveled town of Tappahannock, Virginia. The project utilized a portion of the existing bridge as a crossing while constructing the new bridge in order to keep the thoroughfare open to the traveling public. In addition to the traffic management constraint, Bryant Contracting, Inc. had to be aware of sensitive environmental issues when building the 650-ft. long structure across Hoskins Creek and surrounding marshland. Designing and implementing a temporary pile-supported work trestle for construction access instead of the traditional causeway method of access minimized the impact to the environment. The project was finished ahead of schedule and allowed for continued travel through Tappahannock for vehicles and pedestrians alike.

Shore Drive over Little Creek, Norfolk, Virginia

Shore Drive over Little Creek, Norfolk, Virginia

This project exemplifies our commitment to quality in the face of complexity.  The Route 60 (Shore Drive) project is located in the Ocean View area of Norfolk that is enjoying a revitalization.  As a result, the bridge and retaining walls contain numerous architectural products to enhance the structure's aesthetics.  For example, clay red pre-cast concrete arch beams embellish the exterior of each bridge span.  These beams were so heavy that pre-casting them on site and erecting them with our large crawler cranes was the only viable construction method.  Winner of the Virginia Department of Transportation, Hampton Roads District, 2002 Construction Quality Award.  The project was completed ahead of schedule.

Route 31 over Lake Powell, James City County, Virginia

Rt. 31
Route 31 over Lake Powell, James City County, Virginia

This emergency bridge replacement project also included the reconstruction of an adjacent utility structure and installation of sheet piling along the roadway's toe of fill.  An existing single span bridge and utility support structure were destroyed by Hurricane Flyod in the fall of 1999.  The existing roadway also began to settle due to flooding caused by the hurricane.  Roadway stabilization and structure replacement were a high priority because Route 31, a main artery linking Williamsburg and Jamestown, had been closed since the storm.  Sensitive environmental issues were tackled while aggressively pursing the timely completion of the project.  The project was completed ahead of schedule, earning a performance rating of 110% and an incentive from the owner, the Virginia Department of Transportation.  Recognizing its importance to the community James City County issued a Resolution of Appreciation for opening this vital and historic transportation ahead of schedule.


Representative Sample of Heavy/Highway Projects

Route 40 over Nottoway River, Sussex County, Virginia
Two-state bridge replacement project (three concrete structures) built over environmentally sensitive waterways in a rural area.  Nominated for the American Road and Transportation Builder's Globe Award honoring transportation construction industry excellence in environmental protection and mitigation.

Richmond Floodwall, Pedestrian Bridges, Richmond, Virginia
Portion of a major flood control structure completed for the United States Army Corps of Engineers.

Foam Control Structure, Chesterfield County, Virginia
Heavy concrete structure built within a steel sheet pile cofferdam in the James River. Part of a water toxicity reduction project implemented by the Department of Utilities at Falling Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Concrete Relief Platform, Hampton, Virginia
Pile supported concrete structure installed over a 36" water main as part of a utility protection plan for Newport News Waterworks

Timber Bridge Replacements, Accomack County, Virginia
Two timber bridges built on Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay.

Route 150, Sound Barrier Wall, Chesterfield County, Virginia
Pre-cast concrete sound wall constructed for noise abatement along a major limited access highway.  Completed a month ahead of schedule, earning a performance incentive from VDOT.


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