Friday’s unfortunate Wheelabrator (WIN Waste Innovations) conveyor incident continues to cause significant transportation impacts to NNSY, Jordan Bridge and surrounding residents and businesses. We are anxiously awaiting the determination of the structural condition of the conveyor, which is being conducted by Wheelabrator (WIN Waste Innovations) and the City of Portsmouth, as the location of the conveyor is above Portsmouth city streets (Elm Ave.).
The Jordan Bridge did not experience any damage from the fire, however the Elm Ave closure impacts thru traffic access to Victory Blvd/Gate 36/Effingham/Downtown Portsmouth due to the location of the “over road” Wheelabrator (WIN Waste Innovations) conveyor location on Elm Ave.
The Jordan Bridge plans to remain open on a limited basis for NNSY parking (lots 41, 42, 43) and local businesses immediately adjacent to the Jordan Bridge. The bridge is currently only accessible via Chesapeake/I-464.
The Jordan Bridge pedestrian walkway remains open to the public from Chesapeake/South Norfolk. The Jordan Bridge did not experience any damage from the fire.
However, the City of Portsmouth has closed a portion of Elm Ave near the “over road” Wheelabrator (WIN Waste Innovations) conveyor and the Elm Ave./Victory Blvd/Gate 36 intersection. Pedestrian and vehicular “thru” traffic is not permitted in this area immediately adjacent to the bridge.