Construction Begins on the Lesner Bridge Replacement Project, Virginia Beach, Virginia
SEGMENTS, FALL 2014, VOL. 59
The City of Virginia Beach, Virginia will soon have two new 1575-foot-long twin segmental concrete bridges over the Lynnhaven Inlet along the Atlantic Coast. This concrete segmental bridge features typical spans of 150' with a 225' main span over the navigational channel. McLean Contracting Co. will build the 225' main spans using unidirectional cantilever construction. The bridge was designed by FIGG.
The bridges’ precast concrete super-structures are supported by rectangular piers with curved recesses. Construction began on June 2, 2014. The foundations consist of 4-foot diameter drilled shafts. Precast segments are being cast locally.
The westbound abutment and drilled shafts are currently being installed. The westbound bridge is expected to be complete by summer 2015 and the entire project by June 2017.
To learn more and to see up-to-the-hour photos of construction, visit www.vbgov.com/government/departments/public-works/roadways/Pages/lesner-bridge-7-14.aspx