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Kings Highway Bridge

Photos 

Kings Highway Bridge

Replaced

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in January 2017

Enlarge

BH Photo #376718

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost swing bridge over Nansemond River on Kings Highway in Suffolk
Location
Suffolk, Virginia
Status
Bridge was demolished in 2007
History
Built 1928; rehabilitated 1985; closed to traffic 2005; removed 2007
Design
Through truss swing bridge
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 200.1 ft.
Total length: 2,540.2 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.5 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Nansemond River Bridge
Nick Wright Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.83833, -76.55000   (decimal degrees)
36°50'18" N, 76°32'60" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/361790/4078059 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chuckatuck
Inventory numbers
VA 22079 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 33882 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1928 (1,188)
Built during 1920s (10,038)
Lost (25,765)
Lost 2007 (337)
Lost during 2000s (4,238)
Movable (3,033)
NR-eligible (4,061)
Owned by state (16,164)
Span length 175-250 feet (1,999)
Suffolk, Virginia (20)
Swing (1,494)
Total length over 2500 feet (923)
Virginia (1,274)

Update Log 

  • June 19, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • January 1, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Fixed typo
  • November 27, 2018: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 15, 2018: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 23, 2017: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 16, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added links to images;
  • April 3, 2010: Updated by C Hanchey: Bridge was demolished in 2007

Sources 

  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Douglas Butler
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs

Comments 

Kings Highway Bridge
Posted August 19, 2020, by Troy Jean (thjean2 [at] aol [dot] com)

We need our bridge back !!! The oldest road in America needs itís bridge!!! Suffolk is in grid lock with only one bridge across the Nansemond River and the historical towns of Driver and Chuckatuck have suffered badly... The people of Suffolk have suffered badly.. Crittenden rd, Nansemond parkway and Bennettís Pasture as well as rt. 17 with traffic gridlock .... WE NEED OUR BRIDGE BACK !!!

Kings Highway Bridge
Posted August 19, 2020, by Troy Jean (thjean2 [at] aol [dot] com)

We need our bridge back !!! The oldest road in America needs itís bridge!!! Suffolk is in grid lock with only one bridge across the Nansemond River and the historical towns of Driver and Chuckatuck have suffered badly... The people of Suffolk have suffered badly.. Crittenden rd, Nansemond parkway and Bennettís Pasture as well as rt. 17 with traffic gridlock .... WE NEED OUR BRIDGE BACK !!!

Kings Highway Bridge
Posted December 31, 2018, by wallace Johnson (katemimmimftlaltsupermarioftw [at] gmail [dot] com)

I Wish They Replaced this bridge