Great Bridge Locks reopen as tidal waters recede

Norfolk District
Published Oct. 11, 2013

NORFOLK – The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reopened the great bridge lock in Chesapeake, Va.

The locks are operating on their normal schedule of every hour between 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on demand afterward.

Engineers inspected, cleared debris from and greased the gears after the tides receded.

Mariners, traveling along the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, can get the latest information from lock operators via marine radio channel 13, or follow the Norfolk District social media pages at or