Mechanical issue briefly shuts down Gilmerton Bridge

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WVEC) -- The City of Chesapeake says the Gilmerton Bridge on South Military Highway was shut down Wednesday due to a mechanical issue.

Repairs were completed by about 3:30, with the bridge expected to re-open about 10 to 15 minutes later. Crews will continue to monitor the bridge operations to make sure there are no further issues.

Motorists are advised to use Interstate 64, the South Norfolk Jordan Bridge, or the Downtown Tunnel as alternate routes.

Last year, the Gilmerton Bridge underwent major repairs after a counterweight fell off its track, leaving the bridge in the open position.

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