Naval Academy Bridge to close Tuesday during Blue Angels rehearsal

UPDATE May 24, 12:45 p.m.: The Naval Academy says the planned circle and arrival of the Blue Angels scheduled for Tuesday morning had been postponed because of bad weather, but that the afternoon run was expected to go on as planned at 1 p.m.


Midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy will be graduating this week, and to celebrate, the Blue Angels will return to the skies of Annapolis, Maryland.

Their flight demonstration is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Wednesday over the Severn River, but you might be able to catch them during their flight rehearsal Tuesday.

During Tuesday’s rehearsal, the Naval Academy Bridge on Route 450 will close from 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 1:45 p.m. to 4 p.m. or until the demonstration is completed.

Officials suggest Rowe Boulevard as an alternative for anyone looking to enter or leave Annapolis during the bridge closure.

The Blue Angels will do a final demonstration on graduation day above the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium at 10 a.m. on Friday.

You can read more about the best times and places to watch The Blue Angels flyover ceremony online.

The Academy’s Commissioning Week schedule has more information on the week’s festivities.

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