Test Pile Driving Began in the River
In late December, crews began driving the first test pile for the new bridge over the Elizabeth River.
How big are the piles that will be used to build the new High Rise Bridge? Here are their dimensions and quantities:
36-inch square concrete piles (216)
66-inch diameter concrete cylinder piles (66)
24-inch concrete piles at the abutments (32)
Upon completion of the project, the existing High Rise Bridge will carry only I-64 east traffic (toward I-264/Bower's Hill), while the new bridge, which will be constructed immediately to the south, will carry all I-64 west traffic (toward Virginia Beach).