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George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge

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VIRGINIA: YORKTOWN: Coleman Memorial Bridge at dusk

Photo taken by Douglas W. Reynolds Jr.

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BH Photo #264119

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Description 

The George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge is a 3,750-foot, steel deck-truss structure comprised of plate girder approach spans, a series of cantilevered fixed spans, and two center-pivot swing spans which operate in tandem. Built in 1950-1952, the bridge was a key element in a larger program of post-World War II transportation improvements throughout the lower Tidewater region. Designed by the prominent New York City engineering firm of Parson, Brinkerhoff, Hall & Macdonald, the George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge is a significant example of hollow-pier construction utilizing the open-dredge caisson method, and among the few bridges with double swing spans still in operation today.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Swing bridge over York River on US 17 in Gloucester Point
Location
York County, Virginia, and Gloucester County, Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1952; rehabilitated 1996
Builders
- Kansas City Bridge Co. of Kansas City, Missouri (Contractor)
- Massman Construction Co. of Kansas City, Missouri (Contractor)
- Parsons, Brinkerhoff, Hall & Macdonald of New York City, New York (Engineer)
Design
Swing
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 500.0 ft.
Total length: 3,755.1 ft. (0.7 mi.)
Also called
York River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.24333, -76.50667   (decimal degrees)
37°14'36" N, 76°30'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/366366/4122930 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Yorktown
Inventory numbers
VA 19824 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 33922 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2015)
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: 56.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
30,572

Update Log 

  • February 6, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • January 3, 2015: HAER photos posted by Dave King
  • July 17, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • August 22, 2013: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • August 20, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • April 19, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth

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