Elizabeth River Trail (Atlantic City Spur)

Virginia


This sign gives a brief overview of the history of the Chelsea / Fort Norfolk / Atlantic City area of Norfolk - with its ties to railroad freight (coal) and passenger connections.
Uploaded: 9/8/2015
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Uploaded: 9/8/2015
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Until the new Mid-Town Tunnel is complete - the trail is closed at this location. There is a detour - but it is entirely on-street.
Uploaded: 9/8/2015
Lat: 36.86349 Long: -76.30854
In 2013, access to the original 'Atlantic City' part of the trail closed for construction of the new Mid-Town Tunnel tube. It will reopen - hopefully in late 2016. In the interim, there is an on-street detour. However, it is poorly marked.
Uploaded: 9/8/2015
Lat: 36.86718 Long: -76.30830
This section of the trail is parallel to Redgate Avenue in the West Ghent neighborhood.
Uploaded: 9/8/2015
Lat: 36.87106 Long: -76.31092
The newest section opened (Sept 2015) has a crushed stone surface - the only section like this on the entire route.
Uploaded: 9/8/2015
Lat: 36.87396 Long: -76.30633
The section through Jeff Robertson Park is beautiful, shady - and unfortunately too short! However, with the new connecting trail, a longer continuous off-road route is available now.
Uploaded: 9/8/2015
Lat: 36.87314 Long: -76.30236
Where land is available, the City of Norfolk has added off-road sections parallel to streets. Others would call these sidewalks - except they're asphalt.
Uploaded: 9/8/2015
Lat: 36.87945 Long: -76.31122
Through Old Dominion University, the trail is on a wide concrete pathway for six blocks (43rd St to 49th St). During class sessions, this is a very busy stretch of pavement loaded with pedestrians, skateboards and bicyclists (few riding through!).
Uploaded: 9/8/2015
Lat: 36.88657 Long: -76.30582
North of Old Dominion University, most of the trail is through streets in the Larchmont neighborhood. Although the route is not off-street here, this is a very bike-friendly neighborhood with lots of families riding in the street.
Uploaded: 9/8/2015
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This 1939 railroad underpass is the only way to cross the Norfolk Southern Railroad. The sidewalk is narrow (about 6 feet), dark, and occasionally littered with glass. A trail-only bridge near Jeff Robertson Park would be safer and more direct route.
Uploaded: 9/8/2015
Lat: 36.87342 Long: -76.30177
The City of Norfolk opened (September 2015) the latest section of the ERT, an off-road route parallel to Redgate Avenue. It is a more direct route between Jeff Robertson Park and Redgate Avenue, and includes this nice bridge over Lambert's Creek.
Uploaded: 9/8/2015
Lat: 36.87323 Long: -76.31008
Another ecocycling ride
Uploaded: 12/9/2011
Lat: 36.87338 Long: -76.30655
Uploaded: 12/8/2011
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