The South Norfolk Jordan Bridge Operations Office is located inside “The Portlock” building and offers limited weekday hours for customer service and E-ZPass sales.
The South Norfolk Jordan Bridge (SNJB) delivers the most reliable crossing of the Elizabeth River’s Southern Branch and was the region’s first fully-electronic toll facility. E-ZPass is accepted to maximize convenience for drivers and deliver the lowest travel fee, but it is not required for travel. E-ZPass drivers also are eligible to enroll in the free SNJB Commuter Club and earn rewards for every crossing. Vehicles without a valid E-ZPass will be mailed an invoice for their travel fees to the address on file with the Department of Motor Vehicles. Toll rates start at $2.35 with additional charges for multi-axle vehicles.
South Norfolk Jordan Bridge History
The original Jordan Bridge opened in 1928 as a private toll facility and was operated as such until 1977 when ownership was transferred to the City of Chesapeake. Structural deterioration and lack of funding for repairs caused City Council to permanently close the bridge in 2008. The following year, United Bridge Partners submitted plans for a modern, privately-funded Jordan Bridge that also included removal of the closed facility, and the South Norfolk Jordan Bridge opened to traffic in late October 2012.