Gilmerton Bridge Construction - Nov. 7, 2011
The Gilmerton Bridge Replacement project on Military Highway in the city of Chesapeake will provide a new lift span bridge over the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River and replace the existing double-leaf bascule bridge that was constructed in 1938.

The new bridge, 1,908 feet long with a vertical clearance of 35 feet in the closed position and up to 135 feet when the lift span is opened, will be constructed in phases on the existing Military Highway alignment. The new bridge width, of 85 feet, will accommodate future widening of Military Highway, from four lanes to six.(Set photos by Trevor Wrayton, VDOT)
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