High Rise Bridge (I-64)

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  • I-64 High Rise BridgeLocated on Interstate 64
  • Crosses the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River
  • Twin bascule span, four-lane bridge operated by the Virginia Department of Transportation
  • Constructed in 1972

Daily Vehicle Traffic: 85,600

Height (At Mean High Tide): 65 feet

Weight Limits: Legal Load

Bridge Schedule: Opens on demand with 24-hour notice except during restricted periods, when it opens with a 3-day advance reservation.

Restricted Periods: 6 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m.