Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge

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Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge
Carries US 1 / US 301 (Jefferson Davis Highway)
Official name Appottamox Bridge
Other name(s) Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge
Owner Virginia
Preceded by Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge
History
Contracted lead designer W.W. Boxley Construction Company
Engineering design by J.E. Greiner & Company, Baltimore, MD
Constructed by City of Petersburg, VA, Norfolk & Western Railway Company, Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company, Virginia Railway and Power Company, and the Virginia State Highway Commission
Construction begin 1924
Construction end 1925
Rebuilt 1990s
Replaces Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge carries U.S. Route 1/U.S. Route 301 (Jefferson Davis Highway) across the Appomattox River at the fall line. It joins Colonial Heights and Petersburg, Virginia.

Originally constructed for an interurban streetcar service in the early 20th century, it was rebuilt in the 1990s and is toll-free.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Richmond Times Jan 7, 2004
  2. ^ Richmond Times Dec 27, 1992

Coordinates: 37°14′10.5″N 77°24′14.3″W / 37.236250°N 77.403972°W / 37.236250; -77.403972