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Archive For: BRIDGES – VA to NC Line

  • Norfolk and Portsmouth Belt Line Railroad Bridge

    Norfolk and Portsmouth Belt Line Railroad Bridge
    Crosses the AICW at Statute Mile 2.6, near the community of Chesapeake, VA
    Lift Bridge
    6 feet of closed vertical clearance, 142 feet of open vertical clearance
    757-543-1996 or 757-545-2941
    VHF Hailing Frequency Channel 13

    Usually open unless a train is due

    November 1: Please note temporary opening restrictions that end November 5, 2015: http://cruisersnet.net/?p=153379

  • Jordan Highway Bridge

    Jordan Highway Bridge
    Crosses the AICW at Statute Mile 2.8, near the community of Chesapeake, VA
    Fixed
    145 feet of vertical clearance

  • Norfolk and Western Railroad Bridge

    Norfolk and Western Railroad Bridge
    Crosses the AICW at Statute Mile 3.6, south of charted Paradise Creek
    Lift Bridge
    9 feet closed vertical clearance, 135 feet open vertical clearance
    VHF Hailing Frequency Channel 13
    Usually open unless a train is due

  • Gilmerton Highway Bridge

    Gilmerton Highway Bridge
    Crosses the AICW at Statute Mile 5.8, south of flashing daybeacon #22
    Lift Bridge
    35 feet closed vertical clearance
    757-485-5488
    VHF Hailing Frequency Channel 13

    October 11, 2015
    The draw of the Gilmerton (US13/460) bridge, mile 5.8, in Chesapeake:
    (1) Shall open on signal at any time for commercial vessels carrying liquefied flammable gas or other hazardous materials.

    (2) From 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays:

    (i) Need not open for the passage of recreational or commercial vessels that do not qualify under paragraph (d)(2)(ii) of this section.

    (ii) Need not open for commercial cargo vessels, including tugs, and tugs with tows, unless 2 hours advance notice has been given to the Gilmerton Bridge at (757) 485-5488.

    (3) Shall open on signal at all other times.

  • Norfolk Southern #7 Railroad Bridge

    Norfolk Southern #7 Railroad Bridge
    Crosses the AICW at Statute Mile 5.8, south of flashing daybeacon #22
    Bascule
    7 feet closed vertical clearance
    757-924-5320
    VHF Hailing Frequency Channel 13
    Usually open unless a train is due

  • I-64 High Rise Bridge

    I-64 High Rise Bridge
    Crosses the AICW at Statute Mile 7.1, south of unlighted can buoy #28, immediately north of the entrance to the Alternate AICW Dismal Swamp Canal Route
    Bascule
    65-feet closed vertical clearance
    Will not open, year round, Monday through Friday, except holidays between 6:00 and 9:00 AM and from 3:00 to 6:00 pm
    VHF Hailing Frequency Channel 13
    Special Comment: Due to the unusual closed vertical clearance of 65-feet, most cruising craft will not have to worry with the restrictive schedule for this span

  • Great Bridge Lock

    Great Bridge Lock
    Found at AICW North Carolina Virginia Cut Statute Mile 11.5
    Lock
    757-547-3311
    VHF Hailing Frequency Channel 13
    Opening Coordinate with Great Bridge Bridge (see below)

  • Great Bridge Bridge

    Great Bridge Bridge, Bus168
    Crosses the AICW North Carolina – Virginia Cut at Statute Mile 12.0
    Bascule
    8.5  feet closed vertical clearance
    VHF Hailing Frequency Channel 13
    Opens on the hour, year round, from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm

  • Albemarle & Chesapeake Railroad Bridge

    Albemarle & Chesapeake Railroad Bridge
    Crosses the AICW North Carolina – Virginia Cut at Statute Mile 13.9
    Bascule
    7 feet closed vertical clearance
    VHF Hailing Frequency Channel 13
    Usually open unless a train is due

  • Centerville Turnpike Bridge

    Centerville Turnpike Bridge
    Crosses the AICW North Carolina – Virginia Cut at Statute Mile 15.2
    Swing
    3 feet of closed vertical clearance
    757-547-3631
    VHF Hailing Frequency Channel 13
    Will not open, year round, Monday through Friday, except holidays between 6:30 and 8:30 am and from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Year round, Monday thorugh Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, this span opens only on the hour and half-hour

  • North Landing Bridge

    North Landing Bridge
    Crosses the AICW North Carolina – Virginia Cut at Statute Mile 20.2
    Swing
    3 feet closed vertical clearance
    757-482-3081

    VHF Hailing Frequency Channel 13
    Open on the hour and half-hour, year round, from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm

  • Route 726 Highway Bridge

    Route 726 Highway Bridge
    Crosses the AICW North Carolina – Virginia Cut at Statute Mile 28.6
    Fixed
    65 feet of vertical clearance

  • Deep Creek Lock

    Deep Creek Lock

    Interrupts the Alternate AICW Great Dismal Swamp Canal Route  at Statute Mile 10.6
    757-487-0831
    Normally Opens at 8:30 am, 11:00 am, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm

  • Deep Creek Highway Bridge


    Deep Creek Highway Bridge
    Crosses the Alternate AICW Great Dismal Swamp Canal Route at Statute Mile 11.1

    Bascule
    4 feet closed vertical clearance
    757-487-0831
    Normally Opens in Conjunction With Deep Creek Lock Openings – see above

  • Unnamed Farm Bridge

    Unnamed Farm Bridge
    Crosses the Alternate AICW Great Dismal Swamp Canal Route  at Statute Mile 20.9
    Roller Bridge
    0 feet closed vertical clearance
    VHF Hailing Frequency Channel 13
    Usually open

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