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Nansemond River Bridge

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Nansemond River Bridge

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Photo taken by Wikimedia Commons user Mojo Hand

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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Description 

This bridge, along with the nearby Sidney Bertram Hazelwood Bridge are both noted for their relatively long length, although compared to the nearby James River Bridge, both bridges are quite short.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete stringer bridge over Nansemond River on U.S. Route 17
Location
Suffolk, Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1981
Design
Concrete stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 140.1 ft.
Total length: 4,102.2 ft. (0.8 mi.)
Deck width: 38.4 ft.
Also called
Miles E. Goodwin Memorial Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.88618, -76.49235   (decimal degrees)
36°53'10" N, 76°29'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/367014/4083285 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
18,561
Inventory numbers
VA 22024 (Virginia bridge number)
BH 90104 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 62 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Beam (16,320)
Built 1981 (61)
Built during 1980s (729)
Concrete (88)
Concrete deck (140)
Concrete stringer (840)
Modern (2,531)
Open (40,334)
Owned by city (5,843)
Span length 125-175 feet (4,323)
Suffolk, Virginia (20)
Total length over 2500 feet (936)
US 17 (18)
Virginia (1,322)

Update Log 

  • July 29, 2020: New photos from Nick Boppel

Sources 

  • Nick Boppel - nickboppel01 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Nansemond River Bridge
Posted January 3, 2021, by Chris Powell (fiafan2 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge replaced an old, two lane, bascule type draw bridge that was orgininally built in the 30s. Is there any information on that bridge?