This pedestrian bridge in Norfolk is set for demolition

(Southside Daily/courtesy of the City of Norfolk)
(Southside Daily/courtesy of the City of Norfolk)

NORFOLK — Waterside Drive between Saint Paul’s Boulevard and Atlantic Street will be closed to all traffic and pedestrians for demolition and permanent removal of the elevated pedestrian bridge near Commercial Place.

The work was originally scheduled to begin at the end of February but the city rescheduled because inclement weather, officials said in a news release.

The demolition will now begin on Friday at 6 p.m. through 5 a.m. Monday.

During the project, motorists are encouraged to use Main Street, City Hall Avenue, and Brambleton Avenue via Saint Paul’s Boulevard and Boush Street as alternate routes. Norfolk Police will assist with traffic, city officials said.

Contact the city’s 24-hour hotline at 757-664-7220 to address construction concerns.

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