PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Portsmouth wants to tax the South Norfolk Jordan Bridge, but the company that owns the bridge disagrees — a fight that will be settled in court.
According to court documents, the city says the bridge owner, South Norfolk Jordan Bridge, LLC, owes more than $1 million in back taxes. The owner, however, says the city doesn’t have jurisdiction to tax it.
Portsmouth filed a lawsuit against South Norfolk Jordan Bridge, LLC in June, and the company filed its counterclaim in July.
The bridge opened in 2012, after being built with private money. It runs over the Elizabeth River, connecting Portsmouth and Chesapeake.