Someone stole the Huguenot Memorial Bridge sign

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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – The same day the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) announced the completion of the three-year Huguenot Memorial Bridge project, the agency also announced someone stole the cast iron placard commemorating the old Huguenot bridge.

The sign was stolen within the last 24 hours, VDOT spokeswoman Dawn Eischen said.

VDOT said finishing details on the new Huguenot Memorial Bridge are complete.

“The new bridge structure offers capacity and safety features that the previous 62-year-old bridge could not. Ten-foot shoulders were added to each side of 12-foot vehicle travel lanes to provide accommodations for cyclists and emergency break downs. Pedestrians can safely enjoy a walk across the bridge using the five foot wide sidewalks,” a VDOT news released indicated.

More than 25,000 vehicles a day use the bridge that connects Henrico County to Richmond, according to VDOT.

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