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George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge, Spanning York River at U.S. Route 17, Yorktown, York County, VA

George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge, Spanning York River at U.S. Route 17, Yorktown, York County, VA

 
 
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Significance: The George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge is a 3,750-foot, steel deck-truss structure comprised of plate girder approach spans, a series of cantilevered fixed spans, and two center-pivot swing spans which operate in tandem. Built in 1950-1952, the bridge was a key element in a larger program of post-World War II transportation improvements throughout the lower Tidewater region. Designed by the prominent New York City engineering firm of Parson, Brinkerhoff, Hall & Macdonald, the George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge is a significant example of hollow-pier construction utilizing the open-dredge caisson method, and among the few bridges with double swing spans still in operation today.
Survey number: HAER VA-57

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Historic American Engineering Record, creator
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Yorktown (Va.)37.23876, -76.50967
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