A New, Modern Bridge for the Hampton Roads Area - South Norfolk Jordan Bridge, Between Chesapeake and Portsmouth, Virginia
SEGMENTS, WINTER 2012, VOL. 57
Construction of the new South Norfolk Jordan Bridge between Chesapeake and Portsmouth, Virginia began on November 8, 2010 (Figs. 6, 7 and 8). This concrete segmental bridge is being built to replace the existing bridge, which was closed on November 8, 2008, with a new, modern bridge. The new 5,375' long bridge will be a two-lane, fixed-span bridge over the Elizabeth River with two 12' wide travel lanes, two 8' wide shoulders, and an 8' wide sidewalk. The bridge is scheduled to open in the spring/summer of 2012.
The entire bridge is being precast, including the concrete piles, piers, approach span segments, and main span segments. Construction of the 150' long approach spans is being accomplished using span-by-span construction. The 385' long main span and adjacent side spans will be built using balanced cantilever construction. The bridge was designed by FIGG and is being built by FIGG Bridge Builders and The Lane Construction Corporation.