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Gilmerton Bridge (New)


Gilmerton lift bridge closed

About complete

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in May 2013

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)


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BH Photo #289019

Street Views 


Through truss bridge over South Branch Elizabeth River on Military Highway
Chesapeake, Virginia
Open to traffic
Built 2014
Through truss vertical lift
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.77524, -76.29493   (decimal degrees)
36°46'31" N, 76°17'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/384441/4070721 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Norfolk South
Inventory number
BH 61856 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Built 2014 (42)
Built during 2010s (477)
Chesapeake, Virginia (25)
County line crossing (533)
Have street view (28,916)
Modern (2,673)
Movable (3,115)
Open (40,969)
Owned by state (16,563)
Through truss (16,816)
Tower Drive Vertical Lift (64)
Truss (35,500)
Vertical lift (428)
Virginia (1,384)

Update Log 

  • April 10, 2020: Updated by Nick Boppel: Fix map marker
  • December 16, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • February 8, 2015: Photos imported by Dave King
  • August 6, 2014: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • July 23, 2014: New Street View added by Douglas Butler

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Gilmerton Bridge (New)
Posted December 26, 2021, by Chester Gehman (gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The source of the quadrangle map name is the name given by the USGS to their map of that area. "Norfolk South" is the name of the USGS map where Chesapeake is located. Both BridgeHunter and LandmarkHunter give the name for reference.

Gilmerton Bridge (New)
Posted December 25, 2021, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

If you're referring to the quadrangle map listing "Norfolk South", that's a separate map categorization altogether. It's more of a function that ties into sister site, LandmarkHunter.

Admittedly, I don't know how to really explain it other than it's essentially an apples-to-oranges comparison.


Chesapeake, Virginia"

recognizes that it's in the city of Chesapeake.

"Quadrangle map:

Norfolk South"

identifies it as being in that named map area, for LandmarkHunter purposes.

You should probably ignore the Quadrangle listing altogether unless you use LandmarkHunter regularly.

Gilmerton Bridge (New)
Posted December 25, 2021, by Akemi Mokoto (akemiCNN [at] gmail [dot] com)

I do not know how many times I have to report it, but this bridge is listed as being in Norfolk as well as Chesapeake but this bridge is 3.5 miles(as the crow fly's) from the Norfolk city line and is entirely built in and taxed in the city of Chesapeake and Chesapeake alone.