Gilmerton Bridge temporary closure

Posted at 10:16 AM, Aug 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-01 10:16:37-04

Chesapeake, Va. – The Gilmerton Bridge (Route 13/Military Highway) will close to all vehicular traffic on Friday Aug. 2, 2013, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for construction activities relating to the Gilmerton Bridge Replacement Project.

The bridge will reopen to traffic by 5 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3. Maritime traffic will not be affected by the closure.

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

During the closures, motorists are encouraged to use the Interstate 64 High Rise Bridge as the preferred alternate route. In addition, the South Norfolk Jordan Bridge in Chesapeake can be used as a tolled alternate route.

General information about the Gilmerton Bridge Replacement Project can be found at