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East Coast Alerts by Mel Neale December 23, 2009

By Tom Neale - Published December 24, 2009 - Viewed 932 times

January 2010 Bridge of Lions Channel Restrictions/Closures:

Channel Restrictions/Closures

January 4, 2010--January 8, 2010: Restricted Nightly 8pm to 7am. One leaf of the drawbridge lowered, channel restricted to 35 feet horizontal clearance. Temporary bridge opens, but channel is restricted.

January 11, 2010--January 15, 2010: Restricted all week except for scheduled full openings. One leaf of the drawbridge lowered, channel restricted to 35 feet horizontal clearance. Temporary bridge opens but channel is restricted. Full channel width provided during these openings: 7 a.m., 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

January 18, 2010--January 22, 2010: Restricted daily, 7:30—8:00 p.m. Closed nightly, 8:00 p.m.—7:30 a.m. One leaf of the drawbridge lowered—channel restricted to 35 feet horizontal clearance during daytime. Channel fully closed at night. Daytime: temporary bridge opens but channel is restricted. Full channel width provided during these openings: 7 a.m., 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Night time: None.

January 25, 2010--January 30, 2010: Closed all week. Channel fully closed from 7:30 a.m. 1/25/2010 to 7:30 a.m. 1/30/2010. Openings: NONE.

 

These restrictions/closures have been reviewed and approved by the U.S. Coast Guard. Please call (904) 825-3647 or (904) 669-1165 with questions. (Bridge of Lions Rehabilitation Project, Published December 23, 2009)*

*Italicized text above and below indicates our comment or paraphrase.  Plain text is copied from the Notices to Mariners or other sources given.

New Year-long Opening Schedule for Ladies Island Bridge:
            Due to ongoing construction of the new McTeer Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 539.0, Port Royal, South Carolina; Beaufort County has requested that the federal regulation on the Woods Memorial (Lady’s Island) bridge be changed to: The draw need only open at the top of the hour from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with the exception of between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. when the bridge need not open, Monday through Friday except for federal holidays. Tugs with tows, vessels in distress and public vessels of the United States shall be passed at any time. These regulations are schedule to start on January 11, 2010 and will remain in affect up to one year or until construction of the McTeer Bridge is completed, whichever comes first. (7th District LNM 51)*

Special Notices

GPS Unreliable Patuxent Area:    
            THE GPS NAVIGATION SIGNALS MAY BE UNRELIABLE FROM 22 DEC 09 - 30 APR 10, 1300Z - 2300Z DUE TO TESTING ON GPS FREQUENCIES USED IN SHIPBOARD NAVIGATION AND HANDHELD SYSTEMS. GPS SYSTEMS THAT RELY ON GPS, SUCH AS E-911, AIS AND DSC, MAY BEAFFECTED WITHIN A 15 NM RADIUS OF POSITION 38-15.7N, 076-26.03W. DURING THIS PERIOD GPS USERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORTANY GPS SERVICE OUTAGES THAT THEY MAY EXPERIENCE DURING THIS TESTING VIA THE NAVIGATION INFORMATION SERVICE (NIS) BYCALLING (703)313-5900 OR BY USING THE NAVCEN'S WEB SITE'S GPS REPORT A PROBLEM WORKSHEET AT WWW.NAVCEN.USCG.GOV. (Fifth District LNM 51)

NOAA Red Snapper Ban:
           Beginning January 4, 2010, both recreational and commercial fishing for red snapper in the federal waters off the Atlantic coast of Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas will be banned. The ban will be in effect for six months during spawning season while long term effects are studied, and may be extended. Federal waters off Florida’s Atlantic Coast begin 3.45 miles from shore and extend out around 230 miles. It is permissible to fish for red snapper in state waters, but most of these fish are caught farther offshore. Click here to read the article.

USCG First District
Coastal Waters from Eastport, Maine to Shrewsbury, New Jersey

Ed. Note: Below we report on several proposed changes to Aids to Navigation in the First District. This most recent LNM contains numerous other proposals for changes to aids throughout the First District, most all having to do with changing from incandescent lights to LED technology. LED lights are much easier to maintain and therefore more cost effective. The trade-off is reduced nominal range with LEDs, usually one nautical mile less. There have been so many of these recently that we are not reporting them.

Cape Cod Canal Entrance, MA, Aid to Navigation Change:
            CHANGE Hog Island Channel Light 21 to Hog Island Channel Junction Light HI, Green over red Fl G (2+1)6s with green and red dayboards. This change is being done to better alert the waterway users to an adjoining channel. Interested mariners are strongly encouraged to comment on this proposal in writing, either personally or through their organization. All comments shall be carefully considered and are requested prior to 31 December 2009 to facilitate the process. Refer to Project No. 01-09-172. In addition to the address listed on the front cover (COMMANDER, FIRST COAST GUARD DISTRICT (dpw) 408 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02110-3350), mail to: Jack.J.McLaughlin@uscg.mil and faxes to (617) 223-8073. (First District LNM 50)

East Passage, Narragansett Bay, Aid to Navigation Change:
            CHANGE East Passage Channel Buoy 13 to East Passage Junction Lighted Buoy EP, Fl G(2+1)6s Green over red and RELOCATE 200 yards NNE to (PA) 41-30-38.58N 071-20-50.16W. Interested mariners are strongly encouraged to comment on this proposal in writing, either personally or through their organization. All comments shall be carefully considered and are requested prior to 31 December 2009 to facilitate the process. Refer to Project No. 01-08-019. In addition to the address listed on the front cover (COMMANDER, FIRST COAST GUARD DISTRICT (dpw) 408 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02110-3350), mail to: Jack.J.McLaughlin@uscg.mil and faxes to (617) 223-8073. (First District LNM 50)

Dredging: Thames River, CT:
            Dredging will done on the Thames River at the Groton Sub Base from 20 December until 16 February 2009. The hours of operation will be 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. On scene will be the dredge 54, scow 62 & 64 and tugs MELVIN LEMMERHIRT, GULF DAWN M/V BRAZOS RIVER that will be monitoring VHF-FM channels 5, 13 & 16. (First District LNM 50)

Shoaling—Montauk Harbor Entrance:
            The Coast Guard has received a report of shoaling, mid channel at the entrance to Montauk Harbor. All mariners are requested transit the area with caution as unexpected shoaling may be present. (First District LNM 50)

Dredging Ops, Jamaica Bay, NY:
            A Weeks Marine barge will be spudded down in (pa) 40-38.3’N, 073-51.5’W, south of Jamaica Bay North Channel Buoy 24 (LLNR 34750) and Jamaica Bay North Channel Lighted Buoy 26 (LLNR 34755). The Hopper Dredge Padre Island will tie up alongside this spud barge on the channel side at various times throughout the project to offload dredge material. This material will be pumped through a submerged pipeline. The pipeline and barge will be marked with lights. Mariners are requested to observe “slow bell” when approaching the location to minimize wake in the area. This work is part of the Port of NY/NJ 50 foot harbor deepening project. Additional information regarding this project is available at http://homeport.uscg.mil/newyork > Waterways Management > 05. Port of NY/NJ 50’ Deepening Project. (First District LNM 50)

USCG Fifth District
Coastal Waters from Shrewsbury River, New Jersey to Little River, South Carolina

NJ Bridge Repairs:
            Mariners are advised that deck repairs will be performed at the Dorset Avenue Bridge, at ICW mile 71.2, across Inside Thorofare in Ventnor City, New Jersey. Beginning on January 20, 2010, until and including April 17, 2010, deck repairs require immobilizing half of the draw span to single-leaf operation . The opposite connecting span while not under repair will continue to open for vessels with a work barge occupying the channel under the bridge. The barge can be moved immediately if an opening is required. Furthermore, mariners requiring the full opening of the lift spans will be directed to use the Atlantic Ocean as the alternate route and are advised to exercise caution when transiting the area.(5th District Bridge Branch)
            Mariners are advised that the fender system repairs are in progress at the Grassy Sound Drawbridge near North Wildwood, NJ. Work is authorized now and to be completed March 2010. The fender repairs will be made from a crane and barge located at the site, outside of the channel and will not interfere with the operation of the drawbridge. Working hours will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Mariners are advised to exercise caution when transiting the area.(5th District LNM 51)
            The U.S. Coast Guard has approved a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the County Route 619, Grassy Sound Channel Drawbridge, mile 1.0, in Middle Township, NJ. The Cape May County Bridge Commission owns and operates the drawbridge. They will deviate from that portion of the regulation 33 CFR 117.721 by temporarily requiring that the bridge need not be opened between 5 a.m. on April 1, 2010 and 5 p.m. on May 15, 2010. Mariners will be able to take a detour through the nearby Great Channel Drawbridge. (5th District LNM 51)

Ocean City Beach Renourishment:
            The Dredge ALASKA will be conducting dredging operations/beach re-nourishment in the offshore areas of Ocean City at position 40-09.2N, 075-40.2W from 28 December, 2009 until 01 March, 2010. The tug boats J.P. NEWMAN and CAVALIER STATE will be on scene assisting. The dredge and assisting vessels will monitor VHF-FM channels 13 and 16. A submerged and floating pipeline will transport the spoil from position 40-08.8N, 075-40.3W to the beach in the vicinity of Ocean City and will be lighted and marked according to regulations. (5th District LNM 51)

Shoaling at Chincoteague:
            Shoaling to a depth of 5.0 feet MLW has been reported between Chincoteague Channel Lighted Buoy 26 and Chincoteague Channel Light 29. Mariners are urged to use caution when transiting the area. (5th District LNM 51)

Upper Chesapeake Dredging:
            Mobile Dredging and Pumping Co. will be conducting hydraulic dredging operations at the entrance and inner reach of the Elk River from 17 December, 2009 until 15 January, 2010. The dredge and will monitor VHF-FM channels 7, 13 and 16. A floating pipeline will transport the spoil to the beach and will be lighted and marked according to regulations. (5th District LNM 51)

Curtis Creek I-695 Bridge to Close for Repairs:
            Mariners are advised that the I695 Lift Bridge, at mile 1.0, across Curtis (Creek) Bay, in Baltimore MD, will be closed to vessels on two separate periods to facilitate repairs to the trunnion bearings. The first period will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2010, until and including 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 6, 2010; and the second period will be again at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 1, 2010, until and including 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 28, 2010. At all other times, the drawbridge will operate in accordance with the operating drawbridge regulations set out in Title 33 Code of Federal Regulations Part 117.557. The available vertical clearance in closed position to vessels is approximately 58 feet above mean high water. Mariners able to pass under the closed span should use extreme caution when transiting the area. (5th District LNM 51)

Low Flying Helo Ops, Patuxent Area, Chesapeake Bay:
            HELICOPTER OPERATIONS INVOLVING A SUBSURFACE DEVICE TOWED FROM A SINGLE MILITARY HELICOPTER ARE SCHEDULED TO OCCUR IN THE CHESAPEAKE BAY THRU 31 JAN 2010. OPERATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO OCCUR MONDAYS THRU FRIDAYS, TWICE DAILY, DURING DAYLIGHT HRS. THE AREA IS LOCATED ON THE CHESAPEAKE BAY, WITHIN AN AREA APPROX 9 NM LONG AND 1 NM WIDE BOUNDED BY THE FOLLOWING APPROX POSITS:
38-29-38 N, 076-24-55 W (NW CORNER),
38-29-59 N, 076-23-19 W (NE CORNER),
38-21-19 N, 076-20-09 W (SW CORNER),
38-21-31 N, 076-18-41 W (SE CORNER).
          THE LENGTH OF THE TOWING CABLE WILL BE 750 FT WITH THE DEPTH OF THE DEVICE BELOW THE WATER DOWN TO 45 FT. THE HELICOPTER ALTITUDE WILL BE 125 FT OR LESS ABOVE THE WATER USING A GROUND SPEED OF UP TO 25 KTS. THE HELICOPTER WILL BE ABLE TO MANEUVERABLE TO YIELD TO LARGE VESSEL TRAFFIC, HOWEVER, SMALL CRAFT SHOULD AVOID THIS AREA DURING SUCH OPERATIONS DUE TO HIGH WINDS ENCOUNTERED FROM THE LOW-FLYING HELICOPTER THAT COULD BLOW DEBRIS OR PERSONS FROM EXPOSED DECKS OR CAPSIZE SMALL VESSELS. MARINERS ARE URGED TO USE CAUTION WHEN TRANSITING THE AREA AND MAY CONTACT THE HELICOPTER ON MARINE BAND RADIO VHF-FM CHAN 16.
(5th District LNM 51)

Another Inlet to go Unmarked due to Shoaling:
            The Coast Guard is proposing to discontinue the aids to navigation at Sand Shoal Inlet due to shoaling and is soliciting comments on this change. The following aids would be discontinued:
A. Sand Shoal Inlet Lighted Whistle Buoy A (LLNR 340/6965).
B. Sand Shoal Inlet Lighted Buoy 1 (LLNR 6970).
C. Sand Shoal Inlet Lighted Buoy 3 (LLNR 6975).
D. Sand Shoal Inlet Buoy 5 (LLNR 6980).
E. Sand Shoal Inlet Lighted Buoy 6 (LLNR 6985).
           Sand Shoal Inlet has experienced severe shoaling that prevents the Coast Guard from safely servicing the aids in this waterway. In your comments please address the impact this proposal may impose on your operations. Send comments to the below address not later than 15 January, 2010: Commander (dpw) Fifth Coast Guard District, 431 Crawford Street, Room 100, Portsmouth, VA 23704, Attn: LTJG James Hilt or email James.m.hilt@uscg.mil. (5th District LNM 51)

Chesapeake Bay Entrance North Channel Aids to Navigation Change:
           On or about February 10, 2010, the Coast Guard will make the following changes to the aids to navigation in the Chesapeake Bay Entrance- North Channel to better mark the channel and shoaling:
           A. The following aids to navigation will be DISCONTINUED:
1. North Channel Entrance Buoy 2.
2. Middle Ground South End Lighted Bell Buoy 4A.
           B. The following aids to navigation will be ESTABLISHED:
1. North Channel Lighted Buoy 2N, Fl R 4s, at approximate position 37-00-23.055N, 075-55-44.340W.
           (There was no C.)
           D. The following aids to navigation will be RELOCATED:
1. North Channel Buoy 4 to approximate position 37-00-59.885N, 075-56-01.312W.
2. North Channel Buoy 6 to approximate position 37-02-17.920N, 075-56-56.690W.
3. North Channel Buoy 8 to approximate position 37-03-13.460N, 075-57-56.150W.
4. North Channel Buoy 10 to approximate position 37-04-05.412N, 075-58-52.104W.
           Send comments on this change to: Commander (dpw) Fifth Coast Guard District, 431 Crawford Street, Rm.100, Portsmouth, VA. 23704, Attn.: Albert Grimes, or email to: Albert.L.Grimes@uscg.mil (5th District LNM 51)

Dredging: Lynnhaven Inlet:
            The Dredge RICHMOND will be conducting dredging operations in Lynnhaven Inlet until 15 January, 2010. The dredge will monitor VHF-FM channels 13 and 16. Mariners are cautioned to stay clear of dredge, booster, floating (pontoon) and submerged pipelines, barges, derricks and operating wires associated with dredging and marine construction operations. (5th District LNM 51)

Shoaling at Hatteras Inlet Ferry Terminal:
            Shoaling to a depth of 2.5 feet MLW has been reported in the vicinity of Hatteras Inlet South Ferry Terminal Lighted Buoy 1SF and Hatteras Inlet South Ferry Terminal Lighted Buoy 3SF. (5th District LNM 51)

AICW Dredging--Bogue Inlet Crossing:
            The Dredge WILKO will be conducting hydraulic dredging operations in the AIWW at the entrance to the Coast Guard Channel and Bogue Inlet crossing from 11 December, 2009 until 15 January, 2010. The work boats PROUD MARY and ANN KAY will be on scene assisting. The dredge and assisting vessels will monitor VHF-FM channels 13 and 16. A submerged and floating pipeline will traverse southerly from the dredge site to the Emerald isle Beach and will be lighted and marked according to regulations. (5th District LNM 51)

New Oak Island (AICW Mile 316.6) Bridge Delays Continue:
            Mariners are advised to TAKE CAUTION and PROCEED SLOWLY when approaching the construction site of a new highway bridge to Oak Island (Middleton Avenue), over the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Mile 316.6, in Brunswick County, NC from 08 December, 2009 until 11 January, 2010. Barges and a crane will be in the channel installing girders causing delays of approximately four hours between 07:30 A.M. and 11:30 P.M. To avoid waterway delays, we advise mariners to check the construction schedule by calling the bridge site (910-278-5526 or 910-443-0688) a day or two prior to their arrival. (5th District LNM 51)

New Sunset Beach Bridge Construction Delays:
            Mariners are advised to TAKE CAUTION and PROCEED SLOWLY when approaching the construction site of a new highway bridge to Sunset Beach (SR-1172), over the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Mile 337.9, in Brunswick County, NC. The bridge girder installation is schedule to take place between 6:00 a.m. December 1, 2009 through 6:00 P.M. January 31, 2010. The contractor will be utilizing a deck barge with a 50’ beam, a ringer crane on a stationary barge with an 85’ beam, and tugs/pushers to conduct the bridge girder installation. To provide for the safety of the public, the Coast Guard will temporarily restrict access to this section of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway during center girder installation, scheduled daily from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. We advise mariners to check the schedule to avoid waterway delays by calling the bridge site (910-579-3538) a day or two prior to your arrival. (5th District LNM 51)

USCG Seventh District
Coastal Waters from Little River, South Carolina to Panama City, Florida

Yet Another Inlet to go Unmarked:
            Due to severe shoaling Stono River Inlet Buoy 2, Buoy 2A, Buoy 3, and Buoy 4 have been removed. All mariners are advised to use extreme caution when transiting the inlet. (7th District LNM 51)

AICW closure at Ben Sawyer Bridge Postponed until January, 2010:
             PCL Civil Constructors, the Ben Sawyer Bridge Rehabilitation Contractor, has decided to wait until January 2010 to close the Ben Sawyer Bridge and Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.(Press Release)

Dredging in Trout River, off the St. Johns:
            Brance Diversified, Inc., has commenced maintenance dredging at the Juncture of the Trout River and the Maxwell Boat Ramp Channel, in the vicinity of the Maxwell Boat Ramp Channel Daybeacon 3 (LLNR 7557.5), St Johns River, Jacksonville, Florida. This project will consist of mechanical dredging an area in front of Marine One/Fire Station Number 38, equipment on scene will consist of two (2) barges (Scows), one barge mounted track hoe and one (1) tugboat. Operations will be conducted during daylight hours only (7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), Monday thru Fridays until completion on or about February 11, 2010. Marine Radio VHF Channels 13 and 16 will be monitored at all times. For further information please contact Mr. David May at (904) 742-7562. (7th District LNM 51)

St. Johns River, Dames Point, Dredging:
            Manson Construction Company has completed mobilization of dredging equipment and pipelines in the vicinity of Dames Point Terminal, St Johns River, Jacksonville, Florida. Maintenance dredging will commence at berths 16 and 17 with dredge BECHTOLT in attendance on or about December 15, 2009, with approximate completion date on or about February 15, 2010. This operation will continue on a twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week basis.
For complete text of this operation see enclosure number 12 of this LNM. For dredge movements and further information please contact Mr. James Faught at (904) 576-4973. (7th District LNM 51)

Salt Run Channel Dredging:
            F and A Marine, Inc., has commenced maintenance dredging in the Salt Run Channel, St Augustine, Florida. This operation will began at the Intracoastal Waterway and proceed to the Conch House Marina Resort, St Augustine, Fl.
One (1) mechanical dredge with barge and one (1) push tug will be on scene. This operation continues until completion on or about March 24, 2010. For further information please contact Mr. George Frenz at (904) 753-7177. (7th District LNM 51)

Dredging in St. Lucie Crossroads, AICW:
            A and E General Contractors has commenced maintenance dredging in the Indian River (South Section), Crossroad Section of the Intracoastal Waterway in the vicinity of Indian River (South Section) Light 240 (LLNR 45915.5), with completion date on or about January 24, 2010.
         The boundaries for this project are:
North Limits: 27deg 10-56.400N 080 deg 10-54.333W
South Limits: 27deg 09-34.791N 080 deg 10-35.230W
West Limits: 27 deg10-41.906N 080 deg 11-02.163W
         The dredge NESSIE, crew boat NEAT #1, push tugs MISS BELLE #1 and various barges will be on scene and moored outside the channel at the Spoiled Island (DMMA M-5). All barges, boats and the dredge will be lighted in accordance with Coast Guard regulations. The floating pipeline will have a single light every one hundred (100) feet. The dredge NESSIE will monitor VHF Channel 13 and 16, with working channel 10. For further information please contact Mr. Butch Elliott at (904) 545-0377. (7th District LNM 51)

Okeechobee Waterway Update:
            On December 21, 2009 the lake level was reported at 13.63 feet.

Venice Inlet to be Dredged:
            Inner Space Services, Inc. will commence dredging operations in Venice Inlet Sarasota County, Venice, Florida on or about January 1, 2010. This project will encompass Cuts 2-20, S-19, and Cut 4, all of which are around and in between Snake Island and Bird Island in the GICW just inside Venice Inlet. The dredge "Miss Thalia" will be on-scene monitoring Marine Channel 16 VHF. Submerged and floating pipelines will be positioned between the dredge and the shoreline, and come ashore near South Jetty (Humphries) Park on the South side of Venice Inlet. Dredging operations will be continuous twenty-four (24) hours per day and seven (7) days per week until completion on or about March 1, 2010. For further information please contact Laurie Lee Mason at 207-233-9268 or Robert Mason (on dredge) at 207-232-5485. (7th District LNM 51)

Florida Bridge Update: From the USCG 7th District LNM 51
            J. Turner Butler Bridge (AICW Mile 749.5): Fender system is being replaced between January 18, 2010 and June 30, 2010.
            NASA Railroad Bridge (AICW Mile 876.6): Due to repairs, will be allowed to be closed to navigation between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., Mon-Fri, except federal holidays. Start date to be determined.
            Max Brewer Bridge (AICW Mile 878.9: AKA Titusville Bridge, is being replaced with a high level bridge. Construction began May 11, 2009 and will continue through April, 2011.
            Marine interests should contact Lane Construction at 321 607 5700 for additional information on construction schedules.
            Boynton Inlet Bridge (Not on the ICW): Worth Contracting, Incorporated is schedule to start painting the Boynton Inlet Bridge, Boynton Beach, West Palm Beach, Florida on February 15, 2010 and will continue until August 15, 2010. This work will require a horizontal clearance reduction to 57 feet during this time frame.
            Parker Boulevard Bridge (AICW Mile 1013): Starting mid-November will be on single leaf operations. Double leaf operations will be available with a two hour notice. Work is expected to be complete by March 30, 2010.        
            Atlantic Boulevard Bridge (AICW Mile 1056): Starting mid-November will be on single leaf operations. Double leaf operations will be available with a two hour notice.   Work is expected to be complete by March 30, 2010.
            SW 11th Avenue Bridge, North Fork, New River, Ft. Lauderdale: Under repair until January 2010, but will be operational, except for two 24-hour closure periods. The first 24-hour closure will be January 14, 2010.   
            Miami River—5th Street Bridge (Not on the ICW): Kiewit Construction has advised the Coast Guard that they are planning on installing the second leaf on the 5th Street Bridge across Miami River, Miami, Florida. This work will require both leaves to be closed for up to 6 hours and one leaf to remain closed for a total of 36 hours. This work is anticipated to start during the first or second week of January 2010.
            Boot Key Bridge: The Boot Key Bridge, Marathon, Florida is tentatively scheduled for demolition in June 2010. The work will require two months to complete.
            Port Mayaca RR Bridge: Due to repair work on the Port Mayaca Railroad Bridge across the Okeechobee Waterway, Port Mayaca, Florida this bridge will open on the top of the hour and bottom of the hour between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Saturday through Wednesdays, except Federal holidays from January 8, 2010 until January 22, 2010. Mr. Donny Bell will be on-scene to coordinate the bridge openings.
            Cass Street Bridge, Hillsborough River, Tampa (Mile 0.7): Single leaf operation through January 31, 2010. A double leaf opening is available with a four-hour notice.
            Dunedin Causeway Bridge: Single-leaf operation until Feb. 28, 2010. A double-leaf opening will be available with a 3-hour notice to the bridge tender. Scaffolding will reduce the vertical clearance of the down span by five feet.

This information is not to be used for navigation. Consult the latest charts and Local Notices to Mariners and use prudent seamanship. Conditions may change.  Any person or entity that uses this information in any way, as a condition of that use, agrees to waive and does waive and also hold authors harmless from any and all claims which may arise from or be related to this use.





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