Coast Guard grants schedule of restricted operation for Gilmerton Bridge

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port Hampton Roads has granted a schedule of restricted operation of the Gilmerton Bridge in Chesapeake from Aug. 18 – 24.

The drawbridge is open to vehicular traffic and will be allowed to open on signal for vessels requiring an opening every two hours starting at 12 a.m.

The drawbridge will continue to open on signal at any time for commercial vessels carrying liquefied flammable gas or other hazardous materials and for commercial cargo vessels, including tugs, and tugs with tows with at least two hours notice given to bridge operator at 757-545-1512.

For more information about the bridge’s schedule please contact Waverly Gregory at 757-398-6222.

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