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VIRGINIA: ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY: Gilmerton Highway Bascule

Photo taken by Douglas W. Reynolds Jr.

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Overview
Bascule bridge over South Branch Elizabeth River on Military Highway in Chesapeake
Location
Chesapeake, Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Being Replaced and Demolished.
History
Built 1938; rehabilitated 1958
Design
Deck plate girder bascule, double leaf.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 224.1 ft.
Total length: 881.9 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Also called
South Branch Elizabeth River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.77500, -76.29500   (decimal degrees)
36°46'30" N, 76°17'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/384434/4070694 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Norfolk South
Inventory numbers
VA 21829 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 33647 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2012)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 18.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1998)
28,900

Categories 

Bascule (919)
Built 1938 (639)
Built during 1930s (9,202)
Chesapeake, Virginia (20)
Deck girder (2,841)
Doomed (981)
Girder (5,056)
Have street view (15,888)
Movable (2,174)
Navigable waterway (1,702)
Open (31,194)
Owned by city (3,561)
Plate girder (3,715)
Span length 175-250 feet (1,580)
Structurally deficient (17,174)
Total length 500-1000 feet (2,020)
Virginia (731)

Update Log 

  • August 24, 2013: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • August 20, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • February 4, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridges is being replaced.
  • May 4, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth

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South Branch Elizabeth River Bridge
Posted December 5, 2009, by Ben Philbrick (bphilbrick [at] cox [dot] net)

This bridge is constantly being repaired. I worked on this bridge over fifteen years ago and repaired several beams some of which had holes bigger than your head. It is on schedule to be replaced within the next two years.