Day 14 – 8 bridges. 1 lock. 12 miles. On the road, again! We left the dock right before the 7AM opening of the Battlefield Bridge.
Immediately after the bridge is Great Bridge Lock connecting the freshwater Albemarle & Chesapeake Canal to the south, and the saltwater Elizabeth River to the north, lowering us one foot as we traveled north.
After this, there was only one more bridge for which we had to time our arrival, as it doesn’t open during morning rush hour.
All the other bridges are either fixed or are usually in the open position; even the bridge that delayed our arrival. Below, you can see Norfolk beyond the formerly broken bridge.
We got an up-close view of Norfolk Naval Shipyard (Est. 1767!) as we motored past.
It felt really good to pull into Trident’s new home slip. Mission accomplished!
The next post in our ICW journey: https://sheila365.com/2019/07/23/portsmouth-norfolk/
(Note: If you’d like to read the entire 2-week adventure from the beginning, THIS LINK will take you to the first post in the series.)