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  • Video catches Dutch driver hilariously failing to jump drawbridge
    Video catches Dutch driver hilariously failing to jump drawbridge
    Almost everyone among us has fantasized about doing a Dukes of Hazzard style jump over a ravine or drawbridge. However, most of us realize that actually attempting such a stunt would be foolhardy, leading to injury, damage to one’s vehicle,...
  • Bridge over York River to be closed to boaters for a week
    Bridge over York River to be closed to boaters for a week
    Part of the York River will be closed to large boat traffic during daytime for a week late in March and in early April. The United States Coast Guard (USCG) District 5 announced in the Federal Register of Thursday, March 19, 2015 that the bridge...
  • Chincoteague bridge opening schedule change proposed
    Chincoteague bridge opening schedule change proposed
    The drawbridge over Chincoteague Channel of the Elizabeth River would open on demand under a proposal unveiled by the United States Coast Guard (USCG). Currently, the State Route 175 bridge across Lewis Channel and Black Narrows at mile 3.5 in...
  • Coast Guard seeking comments on drawbridge operation changes
    Coast Guard seeking comments on drawbridge operation changes
    Do we know everything we need to know about changes in drawbridge operating requirements? The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is throwing open for public comment its information requirements that drawbridge operators must provide when asking for...
  • Comments sought on drawbridge opening schedule data form
    Comments sought on drawbridge opening schedule data form
    Ever wish a drawbridge you have to cruise your boat under opened on a more convenient schedule? The United States Coast Guard (USCG) gets about 150 requests per year to change schedules. The requests come from both bridge owners and boaters. USCG...
  • Drawbridge denied
    Significant 'safety' changes alter the character of Disney's iconic castle
    It seems that every now and then a longstanding Disneyland quirk becomes untrue. Recently it was the park's reclusive Club 33, a members-only restaurant whose famously innocuous entrance was swapped for a more brazen doorway flanked by...
  • Elizabeth River crossings closed to boat traffic for bridge repairs
    Elizabeth River crossings closed to boat traffic for bridge repairs
    Segments of the Elizabeth River in Virginia will be closed to boat traffic at times during the next month or so. The Coast Guard announced on Tuesday, Nov. 5 that bridges will be out for repairs in two places, blocking passage for recreational and...
  • Elizabeth River branch to be closed to boaters in July
    Elizabeth River branch to be closed to boaters in July
    The Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River in Norfolk Virginia will be blocked to boaters for more than a week in July. The Norfolk Southern 5 Railroad Bridge at mile 1.1 in Norfolk will be shut. The Coast Guard made the announcement on Tuesday,...
  • Bridge over York River to be blocked to boats next week
    Bridge over York River to be blocked to boats next week
    The George P. Coleman Memorial Swing Bridge over the York River will be closed for the third time so far this year for repairs. This time, the bridge will be down for more than a week between Sunday, June 9 at 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 16...
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