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    • LNM: UPDATE: Temporary Closures Resumed, Great Bridge Bridge, VA AICW Statute Mile 12


      Except for the morning and evening traffic accommodation closures which continue until Feb 2020, the temporary nighttime closures should not affect cruisers since the maintenance hours begin well after sunset and end before sunrise. There is always the outside chance of delayed maintenance which would extend the work hours beyond sunrise. With a closed vertical clearance of 8.5ft, the Great Bridge, VA, bascule bridge crosses the Waterway just south of the Great Bridge Lock.


      Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway – Route 168 (Great Bridge) and Route 165 (North Landing River) Bridge – Atemporary deviation in operating schedules will be in effect from 7 a.m. on August 26, 2019, through 6 p.m. on February 19, 2020. Thetemporary deviation in the operating schedules for the Route 168 (Great Bridge) and Route 165 (North Landing River) Bridge is necessary toprovide for public safety and mobility of vehicular traffic, while providing for the reasonable needs of navigation, during scheduled maintenance of the Centerville Turnpike (SR-170) Bridge across the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 15.2, at Chesapeake, VA. The Route 168 (Great Bridge) and Route 165 (North Landing River) Bridge will be maintained in the closed-to-navigation position from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, from 7 a.m. on August 26, 2019, through 6 p.m. on February 19, 2020. These bridges will open on signal at any time for commercial vessels carrying liquefied flammable gas or other hazardous materials and emergency vessels as defined in Title 33 Code of Federal Regulations Part 117.31. All other provisions of Title 33 Code of Federal Regulations Part 117.997(g) for the Route 168 (Great Bridge) and Part 117.1021 for the Route 165 (North Landing River) Bridge remain in effect. The Route 168 (Great Bridge) has a vertical clearance of 8 feet above mean high water in the closed position, unlimited vertical clearance in the open position and a horizontal clearance of 100 feet. The Route 165 (North Landing River) Bridge has a vertical clearance of 6 feet above mean high water in the closed position, unlimited vertical clearance in the open position and a horizontal clearance of 80 feet. Vessels able to pass through these bridges in the closed position may do so at any time. Mariners should adjust their transits accordingly and use extreme caution when transiting the area. (HP)

      SEC HR BNM 306-19
      VA – CHESAPEAKE BAY – ELIZABETH RIVER – ATLANTIC INTRACOSTAL WATERWAY

      MARINERS ARE ADVISED THE S168 (GREAT BRIDGE/SOUTH BATTLEFIELD BOULEVARD) BRIDGE ACROSS THE ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY (AICW), SOUTH BRANCH OF THE ELIZABETH RIVER TO THE ALBEMARLE AND CHESAPEAKE CANAL, MILE 12.0, IN CHESAPEAKE, VA, WILL BE MAINTAINED IN THE CLOSED-TO-NAVIGATION POSITION TO FACILITATE BRIDGE MAINTENANCE OF THE BRIDGE BASCULE SPANS. THE BRIDGE MAINTENANCE WHICH BEGAN IN SEPTEMBER 2019, WILL RECOMMENCE AND WILL MAINTAIN THE BRIDGE IN THE CLOSED-TO -NAVIGATION POSITION FROM 9:01 P.M., THROUGH 4:59 A.M.; 7 DAYS A WEEK; FROM 9:01 P.M. ON OCTOBER 28, 2019, THROUGH 4:59 A.M. ON NOVEMBER 4, 2019. THE BRIDGE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO OPEN FOR EMERGENCIES. VESSELS ABLE TO PASS THROUGH THE BRIDGE IN THE CLOSED-TO-NAVIGATION 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 (G). MARINERS SHOULD ADJUST THEIR TRANSITS ACCORDINGLY AND SHOULD USE CAUTION WHEN TRANSITING THE AREA.

      CANCEL AT TIME//040100Z NOV 19//

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      1. Mike C -  October 18, 2019 - 4:06 pm

        Great Bridge bridge and North Landing bridge will NOT open until 0900. North Landing is supposed to open at 0830, it will not. Centerville Turnpike swing bridge is open and not currently obstructed. Workers are outside the channel.

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