Coast Guard reopens waterway after Jordan Bridge span removal

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Hampton Roads reopened the Elizabeth River from the Belt Line Bridge to the Norfolk and Western Portsmouth Chesapeake Railroad Bridge at 10:30 p.m. Monday following the removal of a span of the Jordan Bridge.

The Coast Guard closed the waterway at 5:30 a.m. Sunday and established a safety zone around the bridge.

Contractors with the City of Chesapeake removed the bridge span and transported it to Atlantic Wood Industries Inc. in Portsmouth for disassembly.

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