The Interstate Highway System Has Several Lift Bridges
(Most from Wikipedia - see links in each section)
(I-95 & I-495)
The Wilson Bridge carries Interstate 95 (I-95) and I-495 (the Capital Beltway). The
drawbridge on the original span opened approximately 260 times a year, causing frequent
disruption to traffic on the bridge, which carried approximately 250,000 cars each
day. The new, higher span requires fewer openings.
The Interstate 264 Berkley Bridge is a double-leaf bascule bridge that crosses the
Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River in Norfolk, Virginia, United States. It carries
Interstate 264 (I-264), U.S. Route 460 Alternate (US 460 Alt.), and State Route 337
(SR 337) across the river, connecting the Berkley neighborhood south of the river
with downtown Norfolk to the north. The toll-free facility is one of only a small
number of movable bridges on the Interstate Highway System, and is the first of two
in the Hampton Roads region, predating the High Rise Bridge. It is named for the
former Town of Berkley that is now a part of the City of Norfolk.
The William A. Stickel Memorial Bridge is a vertical-lift bridge in New Jersey that
crosses the Passaic River, connecting Newark and Harrison as part of Interstate 280.
The bridge is named in honor of William A. Stickel, a civil engineer from Newark
who served as the Essex County engineer for over 20 years.
The bridge was constructed from 1948 to 1949 as Route 25A and is owned and operated
by the New Jersey Department of Transportation. The total length of the structure
is 209.6 m, and it provides a clearance of 11.7 - 15.1 m. The length of the movable
section is 41.9 m. The bridge was inaugurated on May 1, 1949 and became part of the
interstate system in 1971.
The bridge is one of the few movable bridges that remain in the Interstate Highway
System. The bridge remained manned by a drawtender until March 3, 1999. It rarely
opens and requires 24-hour notice to NJDOT for opening. The six-lane Stickel Bridge
has four through-traffic lanes and two lanes for traffic entering and exiting Route
21 at Exit 15 just west of the bridge.
The High Rise Bridge is a four-lane, bascule drawbridge that Interstate 64 (I-64)
uses to cross the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River. The twin spans of concrete
and steel were completed in 1972, and are operated by VDOT. Currently, the High Rise
Bridge is the only highway-grade toll-free crossing of the Southern Branch Elizabeth
River, since the Downtown and Midtown Tunnel began tolling in 2014.
Because of the high impact a bridge opening has on traffic, the bridge only opens
on a 24-hour advanced notice unless the scheduled lift time is during the bridge's
restricted hours of 6-9am and 3-6pm, when a three-day notice is required.