The “Great Bridge” Bridge

The Great Bridge Bridge in Chesapeake, VA, is the modern version of the original 10 foot -wide wooden structure. This was the scene of a short but important battle between colonists and the British in 1775. The Brits hoped to choke off a important supply route to Norfolk by capturing this bridge, but the colonists held off the Redcoats and retained control of the bridge. In this photo a trawler and a tow are passing through the raised bascule bridge at 0600.

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