South Fork bridge opens

Northbound traffic flows over the new South Fork of the Shenandoah River bridge in Front Royal on Monday afternoon. The southbound lanes are scheduled to be open by the end of the month. Rich Cooley/Daily
Front Royal Councilman Hollis Tharpe leads contractors' trucks in a slow roll as the northbound lane of the new South Fork bridge in Front Royal was opened Jan. 11. Rich Cooley/Daily
Front Royal master police officer Travis Cave directs traffic at Strasburg Road and U.S. 522 at the Riverton intersection Monday prior to the traffic pattern switch for northbound traffic over the new South Fork bridge. The Virginia Department of Transportation and crews with Wagman Construction made the switch just before 3 p.m. Rich Cooley/Daily
Construction workers stand along the guard rail as northbound traffic was opened Jan. 11 on the new South Fork bridge in Front Royal. Rich Cooley/Daily