LNM: AICW MM 5.8 Fender Repair Underway, Norfolk Southern #7 RR Bridge, VA
With a closed vertical clearance of 7ft, the Norfolk Southern #7 Railroad Bridge is the third ICW RR bridge south of Mile Zero. See also Maintenance Closures. There is no alternate route for this section of the AICW, but navigation should not be affected by fender repairs.
VA – ELIZABETH RIVER – NORFOLK SOUTHERN #7 BRIDGE – FENDER MAINTENANCE
Fender maintenance will began on the Norfolk Southern, #7 Bridge, mile 5.8 on the Elizabeth River, on Saturday December 18, 2021, and is projected to be completed by January 31, 2022. The work will be located on the southeast embankment, positioned adjacent to the bridge pier to repair damage to the fender system. Bridge operation should not be impacted by this maintenance work. Maintenance vessels, when used, will be located just east of the navigable channel and south of the #7 bridge. Mariners are requested to proceed at a reasonable speed to make safe transit of the bridge while respecting work crew stability. The project Superintendent may be reached at (419) 944-5791. Mariners should use caution navigating through the area. Chart 12253