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Gilmerton Bridge (Military Hwy)
Located on Military Hwy west of Bainbridge Boulevard
Crosses the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River
Vertical lift, four lane bridge operated by the City of Chesapeake
Constructed in 2013
Daily Vehicle Traffic: 35,500
Height (At Mean High Tide): 35 feet
Weight Limits: Legal Load
The Gilmerton Bridge has a height restriction. Vehicles with a height greater than 14'1" do not have access to the bridge at this time until further notice.
TEMPORARY LIFT SCHEDULE THROUGH SEPTEMBER 19, 2016:
The normal lift schedule is as follows:
Opens on demand, except during restricted periods.
Rush Hour Restrictions: 6:30 - 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., Monday - Friday (except Federal holidays), the bridge will open for commercial vessels with two-hour advance notice.
Gilmerton Bridge Project
The Gilmerton Bridge replacement project was managed by Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). Work began in November 2009 and the bridge opened to traffic in the fall of 2013.