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USACE, Chesapeake schedule Deep Creek Bridge groundbreaking ceremony

This graphic shows the traffic plan during construction, once the new span is built and the old span is being demolished.

Posted on May 25, 2023

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, and the City of Chesapeake, in partnership with the prime contractor, Archer Western LLC, will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the Deep Creek Bridge Replacement project at 9:30 a.m. May 25, at 100 George Washington Highway in Chesapeake, Virginia.

The ceremony is open to the public and will commemorate the beginning of construction for this multi-year, $59.5 million project that will replace the federally-owned Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Deep Creek Bridge -– a functionally obsolete, two-lane, 20-foot-wide, single-leaf bridge –- with a 144-foot-long, 60-foot-wide, five-lane, dual-leaf drawbridge.

Due to limited parking space at the bridge, attendees are asked to park at Hugo Owens Middle School, 1997 Horseback Run, and take one of the courtesy shuttles to the ceremony site.

Built in 1934 at a cost of $64,000, the Deep Creek Bridge is a federally owned and operated two-lane bridge that crosses the Dismal Swamp Canal and Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway at U.S. Route 17 in Chesapeake’s Deep Creek community. The District’s effort to replace the bridge began in 1977.


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