Business relieved Centerville Turnpike Bridge repairs finally complete


CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — It’s been nearly six months since a barge strike incident forced the closure of the Centerville Turnpike Bridge for repairs.

The bridge was also closed for repairs for six months before the barge incident, from October 2019 to February 2020.

The Vintage Vibe, a local business, sits just past the bridge and has had to endure all the ups and downs that came with the lack of driver access.

Vintage Vibe owner Karen Bryan is thrilled it was fixed ahead of summer.

“We were ecstatic, that’s the only word I know to use because it’s been rough,” she said.

But another potential long-term closure could be on the way.

A feasibility study is about to wrap up with the City of Chesapeake that could help decide whether an entire new bridge…

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