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Great Bridge Lock
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.
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.
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.
Great Bridge Lock scheduled maintenance causes limited closures to navigation
The Great Bridge Lock in Chesapeake, Virginia, will temporarily close to navigation during specified hours for scheduled maintenance June 9-10, 15-19 and 22-25.
Great Bridge Lock reopens to vessel traffic
The Great Bridge Lock on the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal reopened this afternoon after a two-day closure to vessel traffic to replace lock gates.
Great Bridge Lock to close temporarily to replace lock gates
The Great Bridge Lock on the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal will temporarily close to vessel traffic from noon Feb. 19 to 9 p.m. Feb. 20 to replace the set of lock gates.
Great Bridge Lock reopens
CHESAPEAKE, Va. – The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, reopened the Great Bridge Locks, on the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, for normal operations here Nov. 23.
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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