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The Nansemond River is a 19.8-mile-long (31.9 km) tributary of the James River in the U.S. state of Virginia. The Nansemond River Bridge (U.S. Route 17) crosses the river near its mouth. Both it and the former State Route 125 bridge, demolished in 2008, were once toll bridges. The river begins at the outlet of Lake Meade north of downtown Suffolk. It once was the northern boundary of the city. The Nansemond National Wildlife Refuge is located along the river.
The Nansemond River Light once marked the river's confluence with the James.
There are two other bridges which cross this river, Route 58 (near Wilroy Road) and a bridge in downtown Suffolk.
One of the three high schools in Suffolk is named Nansemond River High School after the river.
- U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed April 1, 2011
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