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    • [EXPIRED] LNM: Details of Scheduled Closures of Railroad Bridge, VA AICW Statute Mile 5.8


      With a closed vertical clearance of 7ft, the Norfolk Southern #7 Railroad Bridge is the third ICW RR bridge south of Mile Zero. Someone listened and the maintenance has been delayed from Novmber 12 to November 26 or later. Our thanks to Matt the Bridge Tender for this schedule of closures of the AICW in Virginia. See Bridge Maintenance for the initial notice.

      Below is the new MSIB describing the scheduled closures of RR Bridge #7 for maintenance. For Tug dispatchers – please pass on to your tugs that may use this bridge which is adjacent to the Gilmerton Bridge.

      V/R,

      Matt – Gilmerton Bridge

      SECTOR HR MSIB 18-274 – Norfolk Southern #7 Railroad Bridge Maintenance

      Summary:

      Bridge maintenance will be performed on the Norfolk Southern #7 Railroad Bridge on the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River, located at river mile marker 5.8, Chesapeake, VA. This will result in closures of the Intracoastal Waterway at that location.

      MSIB Number: 18-274
      November 16, 2018

      Norfolk Southern #7 Railroad Bridge Maintenance

      Bridge maintenance will be performed on the Norfolk Southern #7 Railroad Bridge on the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River, located at river mile marker 5.8, Chesapeake, VA. This will result in closures of the Intracoastal Waterway at that location.

      The bridge will maintained in the closed-to-navigation position from 7 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays on the following dates:

      November 26th – 29th
      December 3rd – 6th
      December 10th – 13th
      At all other times the bridge will operate normally. The bridge will be able to open for emergencies if at least 1-hour notice is given and if there is no immediate alternate route for vessels unable to pass through the bridge in the closed position. If work is completed earlier than December 13th, the bridge will resume normal operation sooner.

      Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this matter, please contact the Waterways Management Division duty phone at (757) 374-3408 or email to HamptonRoadsWaterways@uscg.mil.

      Click Here To View the VA to NC Cruisers’ Net Bridge Directory Listing For Norfolk -Southern Railway Bridge

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