LNM: 12hr Repair Closures, Feb 20-Mar 16, Great Bridge Lock, AICW Statute Mile 11.5
Great Bridge Lock is located in Great Bridge, VA. Your alternate southbound ICW route during these 12hr closures will be the Dismal Swamp Canal which departs the Waterway at statute mile 7.2. Your northbound alternate would be northeast up the Pasquatank River to Elizabeth City and into the southern end of the Dismal Swamp Canal. Our thanks to Matt the Bridge Tender for this advance notice.
I pulled this from the Army Corps website. I haven’t seen anything from the CG yet.
Matt the Bridge Tender – Gilmerton Bridge
Feb. 6, 2019
Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal
Mile marker 12.2
Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway
Great Bridge Lock Phase 1 of 2 valve replacement
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will perform valve replacement and diving at Great Bridge Lock in Chesapeake, Virginia, starting Feb. 20 and concluding around March 16. The following information is provided:
1) Installation of a cofferdam on the lock wall’s northeast end will occur Feb. 20-21. The lock will be closed 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days.
2) From Feb. 25 to around March 16, a crew will be working on removal and installation of the replacement valve seven days a week. During this time period, there will be occasional delays to navigation to provide crane support in the lock.
3) During the week of March 19, removal and relocation of the cofferdam will take place. The exact time and closure will be announced in a separate “Notice to Navigation Interests” next month.
The lock’s horizontal clearance will be limited to 70 feet during these repairs. Vessels shall provide a large berth to the work area, which will be marked with a yellow safety beam on the lock wall.
Those planning to use this route can contact the Great Bridge Lock operator at 757-547-3311, Norfolk District office at 757-201-7642 or refer to the Coast Guard’s “Local Notice to Mariners” for more information.
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