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Coast Guard Re-opens Waterway after Jordan Bridge Span Removal

Published: May 8, 2009

The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Hampton Roads reopened the Elizabeth River from the Belt Line Bridge to the Norfolk and Western Portsmouth Chesapeake Railroad Bridge on Monday, May 4 ,2009 at 10:30 p.m. following the removal of a span of the Jordan Bridge.

The Coast Guard closed the waterway at 5:30 a.m. Sunday and established a safety zone around the bridge.

Contractors with the City of Chesapeake removed the bridge span and transported it to Atlantic Wood Industries Inc. in Portsmouth for disassembly.

For more information contact the Sector Hampton Roads Command Center (757) 668-5555.

For more information on the Jordan Bridge from the City of Chesapeake, visit:

http://www.chesapeake.va.us/services/depart/pub-wrks/bridges-jordan-faqs.shtml