Proposed: Berkley Bridge Rehabilitation

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The Berkley Bridge opened in 1952 and is part of the I-264 Downtown Tunnel complex crossing the eastern branch of the Elizabeth River and connecting the South Hampton Roads cities of Portsmouth and Norfolk. The bridge also merges I-464 traffic traveling from Chesapeake with I-264 traffic in the City of Norfolk. 

In 1991, the bridge was expanded to eight lanes with a pedestrian walkway on the eastern side. An average of 55,000 vehicles cross this double leaf drawbridge daily. 


The purpose of this project is to replace existing drive motors, resistor banks, and brakes. It will include a new power room, replacement of electrical switchgear, submarine cables, transformers, new starters, traffic gate replacements, associated conduit, cable and terminal boxes and removal of all existing devices.


Contact Info:

Hampton Roads Communications

Lat/Long: 36.840568, -76.286404

Locality: Norfolk

Page last modified: April 13, 2023