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Steel Bridge (Dominion Blvd)
Located on Route 17 Dominion Boulevard north of Cedar Road
Crosses the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River
Twin bascule span, two lane bridge operated by the City of Chesapeake
Constructed in 1962
Daily Vehicle Traffic: 32,500
Height (At Mean High Tide): 12 feet
Weight Limits: None
Bridge and Roadway Improvement Project
The replacement of the Steel Bridge is currently the City's "number one" transportation priority. Design work is complete. The initial phase will include the following improvements:
Visit our Dominion Boulevard Corridor webpage for project updates and history.
Fixed “on the hour” openings on all days from 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM.
Rush Hour Restrictions*: 7:00 - 9:00 AM and 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Opens only for commercial vessels with 2-hour advance notice.
Opens on demand 6:00 PM - 6:00 AM.
* Monday - Friday (except Federal holidays)