Abutments get artistic in painting I-66 bridge

Christiana Briganti-Dunn is a civil engineer who oversees design and building projects for the Virginia Department of Transportation, but two years ago, she found herself holding a set of paint swatches up against a wall, as might a homeowner planning a kitchen renovation.

The wall was at Chapman Mill, a five-story stone gristmill built in the 18th century near Broad Run, Va. Briganti-Dunn’s job was to pick colors that would be painted on a set of bridge abutments on nearby Interstate 66. Her task was to make the bridges mimic the dry-stack stone construction of the mill.

Over the past several weeks, work crews have painted the abutments in Briganti-Dunn’s colors.

Police issue warrant for Whitehead imitator

Prince William County police have issued an arrest warrant for Deyvon Newman, a 25-year-old who they say impersonated NFL wide receiver Lucky Whitehead when he was cited on June 22 for shoplifting $40 worth of goods from a convenience store.

Newman, who is still at large, has been charged with petit larceny, identity theft and presenting false identification to a law enforcement officer after he gave police Whitehead’s date of birth and Social Security number.

Whitehead was released by the Dallas Cowboys on July 24 and has since signed with the New York Jets.