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AIWW North Landing Bridge

Background
The North Landing Bridge is owned and operated by the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a part of the  Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway project.  The bridge is a 2-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 was opened in 1951 to serve rural traffic and has become functionally obsolete, carrying well in excess of its design capacity of 8,000 vehicles per day.

Replacement Study Scope
The general scope of the study includes investigating the feasibility of replacing the bridge and turning it over to the local sponsor. The study will review the operation and maintenance of the existing bridge, 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. The study started in September 2017 and is expected to culminate with a Chief’s Report in fiscal year 2020.   

Authorization
The study authority is Section 216 of the Flood Control Act of 1970. The Initial Appraisal was approved by the North Atlantic Division in June 2012. Based on the study authority, the study is being conducted at 100 percent federal cost.

Cost of Study
$3 million


PUBLIC MEETING

North Landing Bridge Replacement Study meeting 
Tuesday, Jan. 16
6 - 8 p.m.
Hampton Roads Planning District Commission
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723 Woodlake Drive
Chesapeake, Virginia 23320