Maritime group asks for higher bridge in Virginia

06/17/2009 | Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk), The

The Virginia Maritime Association is objecting to the new design for the Jordan Bridge as inadequate for water traffic. The proposed 145-foot-high bridge would span the Elizabeth River's Southern Branch between South Norfolk and Portsmouth, but the maritime association would prefer a 165-foot-high vertical clearance to accommodate commercial vessels. The old bridge, built in 1928, had to lift to allow maritime traffic to pass under the span.

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