Owner fights Portsmouth’s attempt to tax South Norfolk Jordan Bridge

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.

Document: Portsmouth v. South Norfolk Jordan Bridge, LLC.

The bridge opened in 2012, after being built with private money. It runs over the Elizabeth River, connecting Portsmouth and Chesapeake.

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