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Berkley Bridge

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Berkley Bridge

The town of Berkley was once a city on the shore of the Elizabeth River opposite of Norfolk. It has long since been a part of Norfolk, but the area is still known as the Berkley neighborhood.

This bridge is one of the few remaining moveable bridges on the Interstate Highway System.

Photo added by R. Manning

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Facts 

Overview
Bascule bridge over East Branch Elizabeth River on Westbound I-264 in Norfolk
Location
Norfolk, Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1952; rehabilitated 1991
Design
Twin-leaf Bascule
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 230.0 ft.
Total length: 2,124.1 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 54.1 ft.
Also called
East Branch Elizabeth River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.83833, -76.28667   (decimal degrees)
36°50'18" N, 76°17'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/385272/4077710 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Norfolk South
Inventory numbers
VA 20947 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 33774 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2014)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 49.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
45,558

Update Log 

  • December 28, 2015: New photos from Luke
  • February 6, 2015: Photos imported by Dave King
  • August 30, 2013: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • September 2, 2009: Updated by J.R. Manning: Update title to the better known name for the bridge

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Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke

Comments 

Berkley Bridge
Posted September 2, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Sorry J.R.

I looked for the special Pink setting on my digital camera....but the closest thing I could find was Sepia.

East Branch Elizabeth River Bridge
Posted September 1, 2009, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

You two jokers better post some pink pics of your own if we're all going to be purposeful pontists prolifically posting purportedly "pink" pics. :p~

East Branch Elizabeth River Bridge
Posted September 1, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

HAHAHA........And he thought he would live that one down!

East Branch Elizabeth River Bridge
Posted September 1, 2009, by Wayne Kizziar (wayne1701 [at] cableone [dot] net)

Or in your case there for awhile J.R. purposeful pontists prolifically posting "pink" pics . I'm sorry I just couldn't help myself.

East Branch Elizabeth River Bridge
Posted September 1, 2009, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

You keep scaring me...I see your posts in the Forum and my first thought is, "Hey! I didn't write that!" and then I see the "J" is missing.

Welcome to our little group of purposeful pontists prolifically posting pics!

Berkley Bridge
Posted September 1, 2009, by R. Manning (rpmanning [at] live [dot] com)

Here is a picture of the original Berkley Bridge, found on the Norfolk Public Library website. http://www.npl.lib.va.us/absoluteig/gallery/Streets_&_Bridge...

East Branch Elizabeth River Bridge
Posted August 31, 2009, by R. Manning (rpmanning [at] live [dot] com)

Also, as of 2008, the Average Annual Daily Traffic Count was 44,000 on the Eastbound span and 48000 on the Westbound span, averaging 46,000/day

East Branch Elizabeth River Bridge
Posted August 31, 2009, by R. Manning (rpmanning [at] live [dot] com)

Could you change the name of this bridge to the "Berkley Bridge"? That is the name that 99.9% of everybody used when referring to this bridge. I also have attached a photo of the bridge. Having recently found your site, I am going to try to give you a good update for Norfolk, VA and the surrounding areas as my time permits.