Great Bridge bridge expects extended closures after lightning strike causes electrical issues

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – After being struck by lightning Saturday evening, electrical issues with the Great Bridge bridge will require the bridge to be opened manually.

The City of Chesapeake projects that while crews work on repairs, bridge openings at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. could last as long as an hour, depending on marine traffic.

Road traffic should choose an alternate route during those times and expect delays in the area.