Centerville Turnpike Bridge closed through Sunday

Posted at 10:27 AM, Oct 17, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-17 15:07:39-04

Chesapeake, Va. - A mechanical issue at the Centerville Turnpike Bridge requires its immediate closure this morning to allow crews to start repairs, according to Chesapeake city officials.

The issue was discovered Friday morning when the bridge had to be hand-cranked for an opening, which can take upwards of 45 minutes. The emergency closure will lead into the planned closure for this weekend.

The bridge will reopen at 7 p.m. on Sunday, October 19. Motorists can use Route 168 Bypass as an alternate route.