To Get to the Other Side

To Get to the Other Side (HMK4L)

Location: Gloucester Point, VA 23062 Gloucester County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 14.741', W 76° 30.285'

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Since Colonial times, travel across the York River at Gloucester Point has been an important part of daily life during peace and war.

Until the middle of the Twentieth Century, ferries were the only method of making the transit. In 1952, the two lane Coleman Bridge was opened to traffic. When built, it was the longest double swing bridge (3,750 feet) in the world and is still the largest in the United States. A replacement bridge was built in Norfolk in 1995. It was barged to the site, put in place and made serviceable in just nine days. It was the first time a bridge of this size had been floated into place essentially ready for traffic.
HM NumberHMK4L
Placed ByChesapeake Bay Gateways Network
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 366541 N 4123188
Decimal Degrees37.24568333, -76.50475000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 14.741', W 76° 30.285'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 14' 44.46" N, 76° 30' 17.10" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 608 George Washington Memorial Hwy, Gloucester Point VA 23062, US
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