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    • LNM: AICW MM 2.6, Closures Nov 18, Belt Line Railroad Bridge, Norfolk, VA

      The Norfolk and Portsmouth Belt Line Railroad Lift Bridge, with a closed vertical clearance of 6ft, crosses the Waterway at Statute Mile 2.6, near the community of Chesapeake, VA.



      Mariners are advised that the railroad drawbridge – Belt Line Railroad Bridge across Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), South Branch of the Elizabeth River, mile 2.6, in the City of Portsmouth, VA and City of Chesapeake, VA, will be maintained in the closed-to-navigation position to facilitate a bridge inspection of the bridge vertical lift span. The bridge will be maintained in the closed position from 8 a.m. through 4 p.m. on November 18, 2021, with an alternative date of November 16 [sic], 2021. The bridge will open on signal for daily scheduled openings at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The bridge will open for emergencies, if at least 30 minutes notice is given. The project foreman may be reached on VHF-FM channel 13. There is no immediate alternative route for vessels unable to pass through the bridge in the closed position. Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed position may do so at any time. At all other times, the drawbridge will operate in accordance with the operating regulations set out in Title 33 Code of Federal Regulations Part 117.997(a). Mariners should adjust their transits accordingly and should use caution when transiting the area. For more information, contact bridge superintendent at 757-633-2241.

      Click Here To View the VA to NC Cruisers’ Net Bridge Directory Listing For Belt Line RR Bridge

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