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Old 07-20-2012, 03:21 PM   #1
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Norfolk Gilmerton Bridge Closing the ICW

The US Coast Guard Annouced on July 3, 2012:The Captain of the Port Hampton Roads advises all local mariners, vessels and facilities to take note of the following consolidated list of the most significant navigable waters restrictions and closures in the Hampton Roads area:July 8 and 22, 2012: The Elizabeth River Southern Branch will experience a full channel closure from 5 am to 12 pm at the Gilmerton Bridge, ICW at Mile 5.8, for necessary work to continue building the bridge. The Gilmerton Bridge tender may be reached on VHF Channel 13 for updates.September 5 to 14, 2012: The USCG is proposing to close the Elizabeth River in Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Chesapeake from the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River to the Gilmerton Bridge at the ICW Mile 5.8 for the move and installation of the new Gilmerton lift span. This closure, which was originally scheduled to begin on July 31st, is anticipated to last five days in the following manner: 12 hours for the move of the bridge span which requires closure of the Eastern Branch and Southern Branch of the Elizabeth river; and the subsequent 4.5 days after the move for the installation of the same which will require closure of the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River at the Gilmerton Bridge, ICW Mile 5.8. The five day closure is anticipated to occur within the dates of September 5th to the 14th; during this time no vessel traffic will be permitted to transit this area until the bridge span is installed. The public will have a chance to comment for consideration before the rule is made final via the Federal eRulemaking Portal at Regulations.gov, Fax at 202-493-2251, or mail to Docket
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