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District announces procedures for safe lockings during COVID-19 pandemic
Effective March 31, the locks at Deep Creek, Virginia, and South Mills, North Carolina, returned to their normal operating schedule to accommodate vessels using the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway's Dismal Swamp Canal.
Public meeting set for Deep Creek Bridge Replacement Project
CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the city of Chesapeake will host a public meeting Thursday on the Deep Creek Bridge Replacement Project. It's scheduled for 5-7 p.m. at Deep Creek Middle School.
Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway route closed for gate restoration
SOUTH MILLS, N.C. – Due to required maintenance, the Dismal Swamp Canal on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway between North Carolina and Virginia has been temporarily shut off to vessel traffic.
USACE: Deep Creek Bridge Replacement Project continues to progress
NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is moving ahead with its state and city partners on the Deep Creek Bridge Replacement Project in Chesapeake, but ongoing real-estate acquisition challenges could have an impact on next year’s solicitation and construction schedule.
Corps planning for impacts to Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway as a result of Dorian
Norfolk District officials overseeing the Dismal Swamp and Chesapeake and Albemarle canals, are closely monitoring and preparing for potential impacts from Hurricane Dorian.
USACE pushes ahead with Deep Creek Bridge Replacement Project
Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has mapped out plans to replace the aging Deep Creek Bridge in Chesapeake, alongside its state and city partners.
USACE awards $3.8 million services contract for AIWW facilities
NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a five-year services contract to U.S. Facilities Inc. for operations and maintenance of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway’s locks and bridges.
Norfolk District to begin Dismal Swamp Canal dredging
CHESAPEAKE, Va. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is set to begin Dismal Swamp Canal dredging early next week – roughly a year ahead of schedule due to lingering impacts from Hurricane Matthew in 2016. The maintenance work should be completed by April.
Chamber valves to be replaced at Great Bridge Lock in Chesapeake
NORFOLK, Va. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will replace three of eight chamber valves at Great Bridge Lock along the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in Chesapeake starting today. The $950,000 project is a joint effort by Norfolk District and neighboring Huntington District in West Virginia.
Overhaul underway on Norfolk District’s ‘workhorse’ vessel
NORFOLK, Va. – A handy operations vessel built during World War II but used in recent decades by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District is getting a much-needed overhaul.
Corps completes initial repairs of North Landing Bridge
The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, completed repairs on damaged gear teeth and steel girders caused during a barge accident June 4.
North Landing Bridge hit, operating under alternate lift schedule
The North Landing Bridge, which spans the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal between Chesapeake and Virginia Beach, is operating on an alternative lift schedule after being struck by a barge yesterday morning.
Great Bridge Lock to close temporarily July 1 to conduct final repairs
The Great Bridge Lock on the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal will temporarily close to vessel traffic from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 1, to facilitate diving and crane operations to remove cofferdam and return lock to full operation.
Great Bridge Lock reopens after temporary work closure
The Great Bridge Lock on the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal reopened for 24-hour operations at 7 p.m. today after Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed repairs.
Great Bridge Lock to temporarily close Nov. 18-20
The Great Bridge Lock on the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal will temporarily close to vessel traffic from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Nov. 18-20, to facilitate diving and crane operations to reposition one of the lock valve chambers.
Great Dismal Swamp Canal pedestrian bridge reopens
SOUTH MILLS, N.C. – The Great Dismal Swamp Canal pedestrian bridge reopened at 5 p.m., March 19, after a two-week closure to repair cylinders in a hydraulic arm weld, which had broken from the bridge’s bascule.
Norfolk District awards contract to isolate, identify damage to Great Bridge Lock
Norfolk District has awarded U.S. Facilities, Inc. a contract modification to isolate and inspect the damaged valve at the Great Bridge Lock in Chesapeake, Va.
Great Bridge Lock down; repairs underway
The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working to repair the Great Bridge Lock after an underwater valve failed Tuesday.
Great Bridge Locks closed due to tidal waters
The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closed the Great Bridge Lock in Chesapeake, Va., due to higher than normal tidal waters infiltrating the lock’s gears.
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