Great Bridge Lock Replacement 2014
Joel Scussel, Norfolk District’s project manager for the Great Bridge Lock here, is overseeing the replacement of two 25-year-old lock gates with two refurbished gates Feb. 19 and 20, 2014. The Great Bridge Lock gates, which were constructed by the Corps in 1932, are part of the eight sets of gates throughout the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal waterway. Each set of canal gates, which are managed and operated by the Norfolk District, is removed and refurbished on a rotational basis every 15 to 20 years.