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Old City Park Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by City of Portsmouth

License: Released into public domain

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BH Photo #469966

Map 

Description 

On June 26 1962, 2 teens, Charles Deen Buchanan(17) and Roger Wayne Buchanan(15) drowned before the bridge was closed down.

The bridge currently sits underwater where it once stood.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Elizabeth River
Location
Portsmouth, Virginia
Status
No longer exists
Dimensions
Total length: 840.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.83333, -76.36553   (decimal degrees)
36°49'60" N, 76°21'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/378232/4077253 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 88944 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Lost (24,602)
Lost 1965 (78)
Lost during 1960s (733)
Portsmouth, Virginia (14)
Total length 500-1000 feet (2,867)
Virginia (1,214)

Update Log 

  • April 10, 2020: New photos from Akemi Mokoto