Published Dec. 2, 2019
Expiration date: 12/27/2019


The proposed project is to replace the two-lane bascule drawbridge and bridge roadway approaches with a five-lane bascule drawbridge on two separate structures, (a northern two-lane and a southern three-lane) bridge. The purpose of the project is to replace the functionally obsolete drawbridge (due a narrow roadway), realign connecting roadways (due poor alignment), and meet the current design standards for roadway width and design load, providing a safe, efficient, and reliable passage for all modes of transportation.

SOLICITATION OF COMMENTS: Mariners are requested to provide navigational information, such as the sizes and types of vessels presently owned and operated on the waterway and nature of navigation (including the extent of nighttime navigation) on the waterway. Mariners are requested to comment on the navigational clearances and need for bridge protective systems, clearance gauges, and navigational lighting on the proposed bridge. Please submit the attached response form.

Interest parties are requested to express their views, in writing, on the proposed bridge project, giving sufficient detail to establish a clear understanding of their reasons for support of, or opposition to, the proposed project. Comments will be received for the record at the office of Commander (dpb), Fifth Coast Guard District, 431 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704-5004 through __December 27, 2019__.

View the full public notice on the Coast Guard's website at https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/pdf/bridges/publicNotices//D05PN-07-19_DismalSwampCanal_ChesapeakeVirginia.pdf

United States Coast Guard
Fifth Coast Guard District

431 Crawford Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704-5004
Staff Symbol: (dpb)
Phone: (757) 398-6422
Fax: (757) 398-6334
Email: Martin.A.Bridges@uscg.mil or CGDFiveBridges@uscg.mil