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Sinuousity

This bridge opened in September, 2012 and is actually the new, second structure to bear the name South Norfolk "Jordan" Bridge. The old bridge which opened in 1928 and was ultimately named after the businessman who was instrumental in its construction, is located about 300 yards (275m.) to the north. It is a vertical lift bridge still used by the Norfolk & Portsmouth Belt Line Railroad, but closed to vehicular traffic in 2008 which precipitated the construction of this structure. The new South Norfolk Jordan Bridge is the first privately owned bridge and also the first tolled bridge in the city of Chesapeake and is located between Poindexter Street in the South Norfolk neighborhood of Chesapeake and Elm Street in Portsmouth. It crosses the southern branch of the Elizabeth River at a maximum height of 169 feet (50m.) and is about a mile long (1.6km.). I suspect that the graceful curves of the new bridge's approaches on both banks were a product of necessity because both banks of the river are heavily developed and space is clearly at a premium. Design and construction was by Figg Bridge Developers. View is to the WSW.

(Submitted to the May, 2013 Panoramio contest in the category Human Constructions.)

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  • Uploaded on May 31, 2013
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    by mg1744
    • Camera: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. SP500UZ
    • Taken on 2013/05/01 18:22:00
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 6.50mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.30 EV
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