Gilmerton Bridge closure this weekend

Posted at 10:12 AM, Dec 11, 2012

CHESAPEAKE – The Gilmerton Bridge (Route 13/Military Highway) in Chesapeake will close to all vehicular traffic this weekend beginning Friday, Dec. 14, at 8 p.m. through Monday, Dec. 17, at 5 a.m. for construction activities relating to the Gilmerton Bridge Replacement Project. 

The bridge closures will not affect marine traffic. 

Motorists should be advised that the Gilmerton Bridge is also closed weeknights, Sunday through Thursday, closing each night at 8 p.m. and opening each morning by 5 a.m.

Motorists are encouraged to use the Interstate 64 High Rise Bridge as the preferred alternate route.  In addition, the new South Norfolk Jordan Bridge in Chesapeake can be used as a tolled alternate route. For more information about this new option, visit

 General information about the Gilmerton Bridge Replacement Project can be found at For current traffic and travel information, motorists can also visit, call 511, or listen to Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 1680 AM.