NORFOLK, Va. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will close the North Landing Bridge on Route 165 for emergency repairs beginning at 9 a.m. today.
The bridge will be closed to vehicular and marine traffic as engineers perform the repairs, which are expected to be complete before 5 p.m. today.
Motorists traveling north on Mount Pleasant Road in Chesapeake can detour around the bridge by using Centerville Turnpike to Elbow Road to Indian River Road, back to North Landing Road. The detour should be followed in reverse for motorists traveling south on North Landing Road in Virginia Beach, Va.
Vessels traveling the canal can contact the bridge operator at North Landing Bridge on Marine Channel 13 for additional information.
The North Landing Bridge, which spans the Albemarle & Chesapeake Canal in Chesapeake, became stuck in the open position Monday afternoon. Engineers were dispatched the same day to begin repairs on the bridge.
For more information, call Norfolk District’s Joel Scussel at 757-201-7642, or the North Landing Bridge operator at 757-482-3081.