Colonial Parkway

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The Colonial National Historical Parkway is a 23-mile scenic parkway stretching from the York River at Yorktown VA to the James River at Jamestown VA. It was built between 1930 and 1957 as an integral part of Colonial National Historical Park, connecting Yorktown Battlefield, Colonial Williamsburg, and Historic Jamestown.

As a controlled-access parkway with most intersections by grade-separated interchanges, it involves a number of bridges and one tunnel. They are very similar looking closed-spandrel concrete arch overpass bridges faced with colonial-style dark red brick. They feature molded shape colonial style red brick railings. Some of them also feature a separate walkway for pedestrians on the underneath roadway. The road is carried in a tunnel under Colonial Williamsburg, with the tunnel portals faced with colonial brickwork.

For more information see:

https://www.nps.gov/colo/parkway.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonial_Parkway


Colonial Parkway - Jones Mill Pond Dam (York County, Virginia)
Built in colonial era; site of skirmish in Civil War Battle of Williamsburg May 5, 1862; raised and widened 1931-1932 to carry Colonial Parkway
Dam on Cub Creek carrying Colonial Parkway
Open to traffic

Colonial Parkway - Merrimac Trail Bridge (Williamsburg, Virginia)
Built 1948
Concrete arch bridge over Colonial Parkway on Merrimac Trail in Cascade
Open to traffic

Colonial Parkway - Page Street Bridge (Williamsburg, Virginia)
Built 1936
Arch bridge over Colonial Parkway on Page Street/Capitol Landing
Open to traffic

Colonial Parkway - Parkway Drive Bridge (Williamsburg, Virginia)
Built 1972
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Colonial Parkway on Parkway Drive
Open to traffic

Colonial Parkway Back River Bridge (James City County, Virginia)
Steel stringer bridge over Back River (Sandy Bay Outlet) on Colonial Parkway
Open to traffic

Colonial Parkway Bracken Road Bridge (York County, Virginia)
Built 1931; reconstructed 1981
Slab bridge over Bracken Road on Colonial Parkway
Open to traffic

Colonial Parkway Bridge (Williamsburg, Virginia)
Built 1936
Concrete arch bridge over VA 31 (Page Street) on Colonial Parkway
Open to traffic

Colonial Parkway Bridge (Williamsburg, Virginia)
Built 1936
Concrete arch bridge over Colonial Parkway on VA 31 (Page Street) in Cascade
Open to traffic

Colonial Parkway Bridge (Williamsburg, Virginia)
Built 1936
Concrete arch bridge over Colonial Parkway on VA 31 (Page Street)
Open to traffic

Colonial Parkway Felgates Creek Bridge (York County, Virginia)
Built 1981
Concrete stringer bridge over Felgates Creek on Colonial Parkway
Open to traffic

Colonial Parkway Hubbards Lane Bridge (York County, Virginia)
Bridge over Hubbards Lane on Colonial Parkway
Open to traffic

Colonial Parkway I-64 Twin Bridges (York County, Virginia)
Built 1965; I-64 and these bridges widened to 3 lanes each direction ca 2018
Pair of closed-spandrel arch bridges over Colonial Parkway on Interstate 64
Open to traffic

Colonial Parkway Indian Field Creek Bridge (York County, Virginia)
Built 1933; rehabilitated 1981
Steel stringer bridge over Indian Field Creek on Colonial Parkway
Open to traffic

Colonial Parkway King Creek Bridge (York County, Virginia)
Built 1933; reconstructed 1981
Steel stringer bridge over King Creek on Colonial Parkway
Open to traffic

Colonial Parkway Lafayette Street Bridge (Williamsburg, Virginia)
Built 1936
Brick arch bridge over Colonial Parkway on Lafayette Street
Open to traffic

Colonial Parkway Naval Access Bridge (York County, Virginia)
Built 1962
Slab bridge over North Pier Naval Access road and railroad on Colonial Parkway
Open to traffic above; authorized military traffic only underneath

Colonial Parkway Newport Avenue Bridge (Williamsburg, Virginia)
Built 1957
Concrete arch bridge over Colonial Parkway on Newport Avenue
Open to traffic

Colonial Parkway Old Williamsburg Road Bridge (York County, Virginia)
Built 1956
Concrete arch bridge over Colonial Parkway on Old Williamsburg Road (VA 1020) in Yorktown
Open to traffic

Colonial Parkway Penniman Road Bridge (York County, Virginia)
Built 1964
Bridge over Penniman Road (VA 641, To VA 199) on Colonial Parkway
Open to traffic

Colonial Parkway Powhatan Creek Bridge (James City County, Virginia)
Built 1956
Concrete stringer bridge over Powhatan Creek on Colonial Parkway
Open to traffic

Colonial Parkway Tunnel (Williamsburg, Virginia)
Built 1942, opened to traffic 1949.
Tunnel under Francis Street, Duke of Gloucester Street, and Nicholson Street on Colonial Parkway
Open to traffic

Colonial Parkway US 17 Bridge (York County, Virginia)
Built 1956
Steel stringer bridge over U.S. Route 17 on Colonial Parkway
Open to traffic

Colonial Parkway Yorktown Creek Bridge (York County, Virginia)
Built 1955
Steel stringer bridge over Yorktown Creek on Colonial Parkway
Open to traffic

Colonial Parkwy - Hummelsine Parkway SR 199 Bridge (James City County, Virginia)
Built 1976
Closed spandrel deck arch bridge over Colonial Parkway on Hummelsine Parkway/Route 199
Open to traffic

CSX - Colonial Parkway Bridge (Williamsburg, Virginia)
Built 1936
Arch bridge over Colonial Parkway and separate pedestrian walkway on CSX Railroad in Williamsburg
Open to traffic above and below

Newport Avenue Bridge (Williamsburg, Virginia)
Built 1957
Concrete arch bridge over Colonial Parkway on Newport Avenue in Williamsburg
Open to traffic

Newport Avenue Bridge (Williamsburg, Virginia)
Built 1957
Concrete arch bridge over Colonial Parkway on Newport Avenue in Williamsburg
Open to traffic