If you are traveling the ICW in the Norfolk area on November 28th and 29th, you should be aware of this closing...
Chesapeake, VA, ICW Bridge Closure MNN110211
There has been ongoing construction at this bridge and now the latest notice advises us that a closure due to installation
of new tracks is planned for later this month. The bridge only has a 7 foot clearance in the down position.
Mariners are advised that the Norfolk Southern #7 Railroad Bridge, at AIWW mile 5.8
, across the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River in Chesapeake VA, will be maintained in the closed-to-navigation
position to facilitate rail laying work
. The following closure periods have been authorized: each day from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 28 and 29, 2011
. At all other times, the drawbridge will operate in accordance with the operating drawbridge regulations
set out in Title 33 Code of Federal Regulations
Part 117.997(d). Mariners should adjust their transits accordingly.