Our thanks to Matt the Bridge Tender for this notice and to Atlantic Yacht Basin for this update.
10/12 Great Bridge Bridge has returned to normal schedule.
LIMITED OPENINGS GREAT BRIDGE BRIDGE – M/M 12 on the ICWW
The Great Bridge Bridge was struck by lightning Saturday evening causing electrical issues that require the bridge to be opened manually. While crews work on repairs, the bridge will lift at 6am and 6pm to allow the passage of marine vessels. These openings could last as long as an hour, depending on marine traffic. Road traffic should choose an alternate route during those times and expect delays in the area.
All the bridges, locks and commercial traffic in the Norfolk, Chesapeake Virginia Beach area monitor marine channel 13
Matt – Gilmerton Bridge