~ Bridge dates back to 1931 and is a drawbridge with steel grate deck.
~ Bridge replacement in downtown Elizabeth City waterfront.
~ Plan is to replace bridge with some type of moveable span.
~ Bridge approaches consist of concrete roadway supported by timber pilings.
~ Subject of an intense study of whether to keep or replace existing concrete roadway dating back to 1938.
~ Many nearby buildings are a concern regarding potential damage due to pile driving.
East Elizabeth Street, which is attached to the west of the bridge, has historically had an issue with settlement of as much as a foot or more. The Geotechnical Unit is currently considering the use of micropiles to support the road.