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Old 02-19-2014, 08:13 PM   #1
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ICW Great Bridge Locks

Tight squeeze through the Great Bridge Locks today.
Preparing to change out the lock gates.
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:15 PM   #2
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Mr. cj. Wasn't there some problem in the same area last fall which necessitated an ICW shutdown for a period of time?
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:53 PM   #3
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You are correct. They had a valve fail, one of 8 that controls water flow in and out of the lock. They temporarily block the inlet off with steel plates. the old valve was removed today to be used as a patten to fabricate the new one.
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Greetings,
Mr. cj. Thanks for the memory refresh. Yup, all of the southbound snowbirds I spoke to at the time had transited the Great Dismal Swamp rather than the Coinjock route. Some weren't too impressed particularly the deeper draft power boats. A few "bumps" here and there.
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Tight squeeze through the Great Bridge Locks today. Preparing to change out the lock gates.
Is that a dragline?
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No not a dragline just a large Heavy lift crane.
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