South Norfolk Jordan Bridge Open to Traffic, Chesapeake and Portsmouth, Virginia
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The new South Norfolk Jordan Bridge (Figs. 14 and 15) opened to traffic on October 29, 2012, restoring a vital link across the southern branch of the Elizabeth River between Chesapeake and Portsmouth, Virginia, and improving commute times and emergency access. This new, modern bridge was built in less than two years and was funded privately. The bridge features precast segmental superstructure and precast piers all cast adjacent to the bridge site.
The mile long bridge features a 385' long span across the navigation channel with 145' of vertical clearance. The bridge carries two lanes of traffic and a pedestrian pathway. Approach spans are typically 150'. Piers range in height from 19' to 145'.
This bridge for the community was accomplished by FIGG Bridge Builders, The Lane Construction Corporation, McLean Contracting Company, Atlantic Metrocast Inc., and many other local subcontractors. FIGG Bridge Engineers was the bridge designer. Financing was provided by American Infrastructure MLP Funds.