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Yorktown in York County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

George P. Coleman Bridge

 
 
George P. Coleman Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 20, 2013
1. George P. Coleman Bridge Marker
Inscription. Completed in 1952, the George P. Coleman Bridge is 3,750 feet long. The structure replaced a ferry system that operated here for more than 200 years.

The bridge was widened and reconstructed in 1995. Prefabricated in six sections, the entire superstructure was barged from Norfolk to this location and set in place in ten days. The Coleman Bridge is one of two double-swing-span bridges in the world; it is the only one in the United States. Two 500-foot spans swing clockwise, allowing large vessels to follow the York Riverís natural channel.

George Preston Coleman, a native Virginian and former mayor of Williamsburg, was Virginiaís highway commissioner from 1913 to 1922.
 
Erected 2010 by York County.
 
Location. 37° 14.361′ N, 76° 30.541′ W. Marker is in Yorktown, Virginia, in York County. Marker can be reached from Water Street west of Buckner Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located along Yorktown's Riverwalk. Marker is in this post office area: Yorktown VA 23690, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Yorktown's Tea Party (here, next to this marker); N.S. Savannah (within shouting distance of this
Yorktown's Riverwalk image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 20, 2013
2. Yorktown's Riverwalk
marker); Nick's Seafood Pavilion (within shouting distance of this marker); The Olympic Flame (within shouting distance of this marker); Chesapeake Bay Watermen (within shouting distance of this marker); York River Ferry (within shouting distance of this marker); Heavy Artillery at Yorktown (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wars & Yorktown (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Yorktown.
 
More about this marker. Photos courtesy of York County.
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 195 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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