North Landing Bridge is owned and operated by Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway project. The bridge is a two-lane, double-swing draw span that crosses the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal portion of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, connecting the cities of Chesapeake and Virginia Beach, Virginia. It opened in 1951 to serve rural traffic and has become functionally obsolete, carrying well in excess of its 8,000-vehicle-per-day design capacity.
Replacement study scope
The study's general scope includes investigating the feasibility of replacing the bridge and turning it over to the local sponsor. The study will review the existing bridge's operation and maintenance, examine alternatives and determine whether there is a feasible plan for replacement of the aging bridge.
Funds to start the study were received in fiscal year 2017. It began in September 2017 and is expected to culminate with a Chief’s Report in fiscal year 2020.
The study authority is Section 216 of the Flood Control Act of 1970. The initial appraisal was approved by North Atlantic Division in June 2012. Based on its authority, the study is being conducted at 100 percent federal cost.
Storyboards from April 2019 Public Information Meeting