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Benjamin Harrison Memorial Bridge

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Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Vertical lift bridge over James River on VA 156
Location
Prince George County, Virginia, and Charles City County, Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1967
Builder
- Hardesty & Hanover of New York, New York
Design
Vertical lift
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 363.9 ft.
Total length: 4,463.1 ft. (0.8 mi.)
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.31855, -77.22376   (decimal degrees)
37°19'07" N, 77°13'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/302953/4132530 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Westover
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
4,677
Inventory numbers
VA 14069 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 33803 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 45.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • November 1, 2017: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • May 3, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 3, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • February 6, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • July 13, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added name and builder
  • May 4, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth

Sources 

  • Nathan Holth
  • Luke
  • Wikipedia
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

Benjamin Harrison Memorial Bridge
Posted April 2, 2018, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Most of this truss bridge collapsed in an accident Feb 24, 1977 which may explain why many members are bolted since I assume most of the truss is a replica. http://www.dailypress.com/features/history/dp-look-back-acci...

This is one of the more spectacular vertical lift accidents I have ever seen. The freightor crashed into the approach truss, which rested on on the freighter for a time (it was dislocated off the pier onto the ship) before the tower finally collapsed, which in turn dragged the lift span into the water. The other tower survived however.

Benjamin Harrison Memorial Bridge
Posted April 2, 2018, by ........b24

predecessor to this........

Benjamin Harrison Memorial Bridge
Posted May 24, 2016, by Mary Dugie (Mary [dot] dugie [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Completed Dec. 2015: Replace the bridge's original auxiliary drive, install LED lights and make preventive maintenance repairs to the bridge’s superstructure; including deck patching and beam repairs.

http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/richmond/benjamin_harris...

James River Bridge
Posted August 26, 2009, by Kevin Webb (kwebb1979 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

It's called the Benjamin Harrison Memorial Bridge. I cross it on a regular basis.