Classified as structurally deficient and closed in late 2008, the original Jordan Bridge (circa 1928) provided a vital river crossing of the Elizabeth River?s Southern Branch. United Bridge Partners? private infrastructure investment in the South Norfolk Jordan Bridge delivered a high-rise, tolled solution that restored the route at no cost to the City of Chesapeake in under two years from groundbreaking to grand opening. This modern bridge eliminated former access barriers including weight restrictions and railroad crossings while supporting military readiness with direct access to the Norfolk Naval Shipyard.? The new structure also bolstered the city?s shipping capabilities by incorporating channel enhancements to accommodate Panamax sized vessels.