A wooden boardwalk bridge along the Virginia Capital Trail in James City County is now safe for recreational traffic.
The Virginia Department of Transportation closed the bridge on the multiuse trail July 23 after trail staff noticed the bridge was beginning to buckle.
The repair was expected to take two to three weeks after the contractor began work in early August, but finished far ahead of time in less than a week, VDOT said in a news release.
The bridge, between mile-markers 1 and 2, opened for traffic again Thursday.
Repairs included installation of an additional support pile, replacement of a timber pier cap and rehabilitation of the bridge deck and railing.
VDOT said Friday morning some crews were still working to finish minor repairs on the embankments next to the bridge, but the bridge itself was finished.
The Virginia Capital Trail is a 52-mile bicycle and pedestrian multiuse trail running through Jamestown, Williamsburg and Richmond along Route 5. For more information, visit VDOT online.