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Veterans Bridge (Chesapeake, Virginia)

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Carries  four lanes of US 17
Design  fixed span
Construction begin  January 2013
Location  Chesapeake
Owner  Chesapeake
Locale  Chesapeake, Virginia
Longest span  2 x 285 feet (87 m)
Clearance below  29 m
Body of water  Elizabeth River
Inaugurated  December 2014
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Crosses  Elizabeth River (Virginia)
Similar  Gilmerton Bridge, High Rise Bridge, Jordan Bridge, Berkley Bridge, Elizabeth River

The Veterans Bridge is a fixed span concrete bridge that spans the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River in the Deep Creek neighborhood of Chesapeake in southeastern Virginia, USA. The bridge, which partially opened in 2014, currently carries two lanes of U.S. Route 17 (US 17; Dominion Blvd) across its northbound span. When the southbound span is completed in late-2017, the entire bridge will be four lanes. The corridor frequently acts as a bypass route for congested I-64 High Rise Bridge traffic. It replaces the much shorter and smaller Dominon Boulevard Steel Bridge, which because of its 11-foot underwater clearance opened on average of 16 times per day.

Tolling began on the route on February 9, 2017. Most cars, SUVs and passenger trucks that use the bridge and utilize an E-ZPass transponder will only pay $1 to cross. Larger vehicles, such as transit busses and semi-trailer trucks, will face an E-ZPass toll ranging from $1.50 to $2.50, depending on its classification. However, those same vehicles crossing without a transponder will still pay their respective base toll, but will also incur a $2 processing fee in addition to the original toll.

Beginning July 1, toll rates will increase annually by five cents, with a increase in the annual price hikes occurring tri-annually (every three years).

References

Veterans Bridge (Chesapeake, Virginia) Wikipedia


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