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East Coast Alerts by Mel Neale July 8, 2010

By Tom Neale - Published July 08, 2010 - Viewed 1341 times

Canaveral Lock Closure Postponed:
          Canaveral Lock closure for dewatering to install a new Manatee Protection System has been postponed. The dates originally were scheduled for August 3-September 11, 2010 and September 22-October 29, 2010. The new dates are expected to be in January-March, 2011. Canaveral Lock will NOT be closed during hurricane season. (7th District LNM 27)*

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

Its Final--No Change at Figure Eight Swing Bridge!
          Mariners are advised that the Coast Guard has withdrawn its notice of proposed rulemaking concerning the proposed change to the regulations of the Figure Eight Swing Bridge, at AIWW mile 278.1, at Scotts Hill, NC. The requested change would have allowed the drawbridge to open on signal every hour on the half hour for the passage of pleasure vessels. A copy of Public Notice 5-1186, which describes the withdrawal of the notice of proposed rulemaking in detail, can be obtained by writing to the address above or by calling (757) 398-6222 (From the 5th District Bridge Branch)

Another No Discharge Zone Expects Discharge From Boats Which Are Required to Use Holding Tanks Only:
          From the USCG First District LNM 27: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will temporarily designate all of Three Mile Harbor, including tributaries, in Town of East Hampton, as UNCERTIFIED for the harvest of shellfish, during and after the scheduled fireworks event to be held on Saturday, July 17. The closure will begin at sunrise on Saturday, July 17 and continue through Wednesday, July 21, 2010, both dates inclusive. The harvest of shellfish from UNCERTIFIED water is prohibited. This designation is necessary to protect public health and is required due to the potential for sewage discharges from marine sanitation devices aboard the large number of transient vessels that will anchor and remain overnight in Three Mile Harbor. Boaters should be aware that all the waters in the Peconic-Gardiners Bay estuary, including Three Mile Harbor, are designated as No Dishcharge Zones. Boaters in these areas are required to use pump out facilities when they empty their holding tanks. The East Hampton Town Trustees operate a pump out boat and the Town Harbormaster's office at Gann road has a self-serve facility, both at no fee for the boater. The town's pump out boat can be contacted using marine radio VHF channel 73. The Three Mile Harbor fireworks display is scheduled for the evening of July 17. In the event of rain, the fireworks will be held on Sunday, July 18. Further information is available during normal working hours by calling the NYSDEC Shellfisheries Section at (631) 444-0475, after hours, (631) 444-0480 or the Town of East Hampton at (631) 324-6393. The DEC's website provides detailed information including map images of the closed areas: http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/35917.html

Hudson River Closure:
          1. The Willis Avenue Bridge replacement span will be loaded onto two barges at Port Coeymans, NY on Monday, July 12, 2010. The two barges will transport the bridge span down the Hudson River, through Buttermilk Channel and the East River, to the Willis Avenue Bridge site on the Harlem River on July 13 and 14, 2010.
          2. The following restrictions will be enforced during the noted timeframes. The restrictions may be revised during the transit due to unforeseen conditions that may be encountered.
          July 12 at 0300 to July 14 at 1700: No vessels are authorized within 100 yards of the two Weeks Marine barges with the loaded bridge span. Vessels required to transit at No Wake speed when meeting or overtaking the two Weeks Marine barges.
          July 12, 0300 to July 13, 0800 HUDSON RIVER CLOSURE: The Hudson River is closed to all vessels between 422842.100N, 0734719.100W (Hudson River LIGHT 191 LLNR 38865) and 422911.692N, 0734714.142W (Hudson River LIGHT 193 LLNR 38875).
          July 13 or Jul 14: A No Meeting and No Overtaking zone during the 9.5 hour transit from Port Coeymans, NY to 415459.712N, 0735736.126W (Hudson River Lighted Buoy 73 LLNR 38183) 500 yards south of the entrance to Rondout Creek.
          July 13 or July 14: A No Meeting and No Overtaking zone during the 60 minute transit between the eastern and western sections of Anchorage Ground No. 19 on the Hudson River.
          July 14 from 1100 to 1145: A No Meeting and No Overtaking zone as the barges transit Buttermilk Channel from its entrance at Anchorage Channel, about 175 yards north of 404018.971N, 0740224.006W (Gowanus Flats Lighted Bell Buoy 32 LLNR 34990) until the barges pass the northwest corner of Pier 2 Brooklyn.
          July 14 from 1220 to 1345 - EAST RIVER CLOSURE: The East River is closed to all vessels between 404336.210N, 0735817.750W, Con Ed East River Generating Station at East 14th Street Manhattan and the Hell Gate Railroad Bridge at river mile 8.2.
          July 14 from 1300 to 1700: A No Meeting and No Overtaking zone as the barges transit the Harlem River from the 103rd St Foot Bridge to the Willis Ave Bridge.
          3. Additional closures of the Harlem River at the Willis Avenue Bridge site are planned for: Aug 2: Installation of the new span.
Sep 20: Removal of existing swing span.
Sep 27: Removal of existing flanking span.
(Details will be passed separately once they are provided.)
          4. Navigation arrangements may be made by contacting the Coast Guard escort vessel on scene.
          5. POC: Mr. Jeff Yunker Ph: (718) 354-4195.
E. X. MUNOZ
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Coast Guard
Chief, Waterways Management Division
By direction (First District LNM 26)

SPECIAL NOTICES

Munitions Warning:
          Recently, a commercial fishing vessel dredging for clams in about 200 FSW in the vicinity of Hudson Canyon, approx. 45 NM south of Long Island, New York reportedly recovered 8 liquidfilled munitions believed to be 75mm projectiles chemical munitions (circa 1919). As a result, a crewman was hospitalized due to chemical exposure, the fishing vessel was quarantined for several days and the catch was destroyed.
          Incidental recovery of munitions or munition components during commercial and other activities (channel dredging) occurs occasionally. Any such inadvertent recoveries or the intentional recovery or handling (disturbing) of underwater munitions (e.g., during scuba or free diving) can have life-threatening results. Marine growth can make munitions hard to identify. Thus, any munitions, unknown or unidentifiable objects should be carefully, but immediately, discarded overboard and the coordinates of the harvest and re-disposal area promptly reported to the U.S. Coast Guard.
          The U.S. Armys 3Rs Explosives Safety Guide (Maritime Industry) core message is, Recognize that an item might be a munition, Retreat by separating personnel and the vessel from the item, and Report the encounter. The safety guide provides useful imagery to assist in recognizing munitions and recommended actions.           Given the recent event, the Coast Guard strongly recommends
any persons involved in commercial fishing industries and any similar activities, review current Notices to Mariners and update their navigational charts to ensure Explosives Dumping Areas are properly marked and identified, and that all vessel operators know to give these areas wide berth when towing bottom-contact gear,
mariners review 3Rs material from the URL above, and
vessels report any encounters immediately to the National Response Center at 1-800-424-8802 for proper response. (Alternatively, the USCG may be notified via channel 16)
          This safety alert is provided for informational purposes only and does not relieve any domestic or international safety, operational, or material requirement. Please visit http://fishsafe.info/ for additional fishing safety information. (First District LNM 27)

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

Safety Zones for Neptune Deepwater Port:
          The Coast Guard is establishing two temporary safety zones extending 500 meters in all directions from each of the two submerged turret loading (STL) buoys and accompanying systems that are part of GDF Suez Energy's Neptune Deepwater Port located in the Atlantic Ocean off of Boston, Massachusetts. The purpose of these temporary safety zones is to protect vessels and mariners from the potential safety hazards associated with construction of the deepwater port facilities and the large sub-surface turret buoys, and to protect the deepwater port infrastructure. All vessels, with the exception of deepwater port support vessels, are prohibited from entering into, remaining or moving within either of the safety zones.
          DATES: This rule is effective in the CFR on June 21, 2010. This rule is effective with actual notice for purposes of enforcement from 12:01 a.m. June 12, 2010 until 11:59 p.m. December 31, 2010.
          ADDRESSES: Comments and material received from the public, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, are part of docket USCG-2010-0542 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2010-0542 in the ``Keyword'' box, and then clicking ``Search.'' This material is also available for inspection or copying at the Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
          FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this temporary rule, call or e-mail Lieutenant Commander Pamela Garcia, Prevention Department, Coast Guard Sector Boston; telephone 617-223- 3028, e-mail Pamela.P.Garcia@uscg.mil . If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-9826. (First District LNM 26)

New Brightman Street Bridge Vertical Clearance Update:
          Since April 15, 2010, the vertical clearance (air draft) of the Taunton River navigation channel at the new Brightman Street Bridge has been limited to 60 feet (see MSIB 02-10 of April 13, 2010). This has been necessary to accommodate erection of bascule leafs and installation of concrete bridge decking. This temporary vertical clearance limitation was due to expire on June 15, 2010. However, due to construction delays the 60-foot temporary vertical clearance limitation is extended until September 9, 2010. Recreational vessels needing to transit through the Taunton River Channel in the vicinity of the new Brightman Street Bridge, for which 60 feet of air draft is sufficient, should provide as much notice as possible by contacting the on-scene bridge contractor (see contact details below).
          Any recreational vessels in need of transiting through the channel, for which 60 feet of air draft is not sufficient, should contact the bridge contractor who will make reasonable accommodations to facilitate transit through the channel. Reasonable accommodations may include assistance with demasting & re-masting of sail vessels, and/or escort of vessels through the channel or under the bridge to the east of channel, where air draft is approximately 73 feet.
          To avoid delays, commercial vessels needing to transit through the Taunton River Channel in the vicinity of the new Brightman Street Bridge, for which 60 feet of air draft is sufficient, must provide at least 12 hours advance notice by contacting the on-scene bridge contractor.
          Mariners are advised to use extreme caution when navigating in the vicinity of construction activity at the new Brightman Street Bridge, and to monitor VHF channel 22 for the latest safety related navigation information. Mariners are further urged to comply with the no wake restrictions posted in the vicinity of the new Brightman Street Bridge.
          Cianbro Corporation is the on-scene bridge contractor for the Massachusetts Highway Department. The Cianbro project manager for the new Brightman Street Bridge project is Mr. Kaven Philbrook, who can be reached on-site via VHF channels 13 or 16, or at mobile phone 860-250-7902. An alternate Cianbro Corp point of contact is Mr. Bill Lovely, reachable at mobile phone 860-250-8017. Questions regarding this bulletin may be addressed to Mr. Edward G. LeBlanc at U.S. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England, 401-435-2351. (First District LNM 26)

Floating Pool Again on the Bronx Shore:
          From June 29 to September 15, 2010 the Department of Parks and Recreation of the City of New York will have a 260 X 80 feet swimming pool barge positioned on the Bronx Shore at Barretto Point Park, located at Tiffany Street and Viele Avenue. The barge will be perpendicular to the shore bow out, and it will be held in place with anchors fore and aft. The off shore anchors will be marked with anchor buoys. Two gangways will lead from the stern of the barge to the shore. Mariners are advised to manage their speed through this area so as to produce no wake when passing the barge, particularly between the hours of 1100 to 1900 daily. (First District LNM 26)

USCG Fifth District
Coastal Waters from Shrewsbury River, New Jersey to Little River, South Carolina
Fifth District LNM for week 27 was not available at press time

Reduced Vertical Clearance, Indian River Inlet:
          Mariners are advised to take caution when approaching the construction site of the new DE SH-1 Bridge over Indian River Inlet, Mile 0.2, in Rehoboth Beach, DE. A Form Traveler will be moving along the bottom of the new bridge reducing the vertical clearance beneath the Traveler to approximately 14 ft. above MHW until February 28, 2011. Do not navigate under the Form Traveler. The remainder of the waterway shall be open to navigation with a vertical clearance of 35 ft. (5th District LNM 26)

C & D Canal Anchorage Basin Dredging:
          The dredge RICHMOND will be conducting dredging operations in the C & D Canal at Chesapeake City Anchorage Basin from 27 June until 20 August, 2010. 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 26)

Baltimore Area Range Light Extinguished During Repair:
          Craighill Channel Range Rear Light (LLNR 8050) will be extinguished for the period 19-23 July 2010 for replacement/upgrade to optics. (5th District LNM 26)

Historical Diving Ops in Upper Patuxent River:
          Mariners are advised that the U.S. Navy and Maryland Historical Trust are conducting diving operations in the upper Patuxent River starting on or about July 10, 2010 and continuing through approximately August 10, 2010. During that time, up to five barges will be anchored nights and weekends on the west bank of the upper Patuxent River, located about one mile north of the MD Route 4 Bridge near Upper Marlboro, Maryland. All activity is anticipated to be within 75 feet of the Patuxent Rivers west bank, outside the main channel at the rivers center. The barges used during the project will be marked and lighted. The project area is off limits to the public during the work except by guided tour. Interested mariners may contact the State of Maryland work vessel on scene via Marine band radio channel 16 VHF-FM, if necessary (5th District LNM 26)

Alligator River Bridge Restrictions Update:
          The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Alligator River directly under the US Highway 64 Swing Bridge. The safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of mariners on navigable waters during maintenance of the US Highway 64 Swing Bridge. The State of North Carolina Department of Transportation awarded a contract to Coastal Gunite Construction Company of Cambridge, MD to perform bridge maintenance on the US Highway 64 Swing Bridge crossing the Alligator River at mile 84.2 of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, in Columbia, NC. The contract provides for cleaning, painting, and steel repair. The contractor will require the swing bridge to remain in the closed position during painting, daily from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., beginning on July 1, 2010 through September 30, 2010. An evening opening will be provided at 1 a.m., if at least two hours advanced notice is provided to the contractor by contacting the bridge at telephone number (252) 796-7261 or VHF Marine Band Radio channel 13. At all other times, the swing bridge will be required to open for the passage of vessels when a request or signal is given. The Coast Guard will temporarily restrict the access to this section of the Alligator River during the painting of the swing when maintenance equipment will be obstructing the waterway. (5th District LNM 26)

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

More AICW Ranges to be Discontinued:
          NOTE: These are in a particularly difficult and shallow area of the AICW, just south of its intersection with Minum Creek, and north of the North Edisto River. They surely have helped us to stay in the channel here during our many years of cruising the East Coast.
          The following changes have been proposed for the aids to navigation system in the ICW.
          Permanently discontinue WINYAH BAY - CHARLESTON HARBOR RANGE FRONT DAYBEACON A (LLNR 34140).
          Permanently discontinue WINYAH BAY - CHARLESTON HARBOR RANGE REAR DAYBEACON A (LLNR 34145).
          Permanently discontinue WINYAH BAY - CHARLESTON HARBOR RANGE FRONT DAYBEACON B (LLNR 34155).
          Permanently discontinue WINYAH BAY - CHARLESTON HARBOR RANGE REAR DAYBEACON B (LLNR 34160).
          All comments should be addressed to Commander (DPW), Seventh Coast Guard District 909 S.E. 1st Ave (STE 406) Brickell Plaza Federal Bldg. Miami, Fl 33131, to be received by 01 August 2010. (7th District LNM 26)

Wappoo Creek Bridge Fender Replacement Restrictions:
We have received two separate notices about this project. The first below is from the Charleston Coast Guard MSIB 56-10. The last paragraph below was from the 7th District Coast Guard Bridge Information in the Local Notices to Mariners, Week 27.
MSIB (56-10)

R.L. Morrison and Sons, Inc. will begin replacing the fender system on the Wappoo Creek Bridge on or about Monday, July 12, 2010. Operations with the crane barges CAPT HORRY and CAPT HARRINGTON will take place in the Intracoastal Waterway at position 32? 45 59.48 N/ 79? 58 26.67W. Barge and Tugs will be in the channel near the draw and will restrict the waterway Monday Friday, 9:00 p.m. thru 5:00 a.m. until approximately Friday, August 27, 2010. A two (2) hour notice is required for traffic requiring the full width of the channel during the aforementioned date and times. To make two hour notifications, please contact the Tug Eliza Lucas via VHF 16. Work will continue on the fender system outside of the restricted waterway until Saturday, October 30, 2010.

Mariners should maintain safe speeds, remain cognizant of these operations while in the area and cautious while transiting through.

For on-scene communications Tug Eliza Lucas will be monitoring VHF 16. For more information please contact R.L. Morrison and Sons, Inc. at (843) 296-3654. For Coast Guard related issues please contact Sector Charleston Waterways Management Division at (843) 720-3274 or Sector Charleston Command Center Line at (843) 720-7050.
          From 7th District LNM 27:
Special regulations for the bascule bridge over Wappoo Creek on ICW approach to Charleston, SC. Commencing approximately July 12, 2010, crane barges Captain Harrington and Captain Horry will begin replacement of the fender system the Wappoo Cut Bridge. Operations in the draw which may restrict passage of some vessels will take place nightly from 2100 to 0600 hrs. Tugs with tows or large commercial traffic which require more than 50 ft of horizontal clearance through the draw should contact Contractor (R. L. Morrison & Sons, Inc.) at least 1 hour prior to the eta at Wappoo Creek so that equipment can be moved clear. VHF channel 13 and 16 will be monitored continuously when replacement activities are underway. Contractor can be reached on sight at 843-296-3654 or through the office at 843-887-3261.

Dredging in Kings Bay:
          The Dredge CHEROKEE is scheduled to conduct dredging operations in Kings Bay from US Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay to the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway adjacent to Drum Point Island. Dredging is scheduled from June 21 - Nov 1, 2010. All mariners are advised to transit the area with caution. For additional information, see enclosure and contact Southern Dredging at 843-830-1015. (7th District LNM 27)

St. Johns River Cable Laying:
          T.W. Blount Jr. & Son Contracting Company will commence cable laying operations on or about July 12, 2010 and will continue until July 23, 2010. The project will consist of cable being laid 1/4 mile south of the Fuller Warren Bridge, from Lomax St. in Riverside across to Lasalle St. in San Marco. The work schedule is 0700 to 1730, weekdays. The tug and barge will remain onsite and will monitor VHF CH 13 & 16. For further information, contact T.W. Blount, JR. & Son Contracting Company at 904-642-1260. (7th District LNM 27)

Okeechobee Waterway Update:
          On July 7, 2010 the lake level was reported at 14.37 feet.

New Boating Safety Zone for AICW in Palm Beach County:
From a FWC Press Release:
          The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will begin installing signs marking a new boating safety zone on the Intracoastal Waterway in Palm Beach County. The first phase of the project will mark a zone on the Intracoastal Waterway from the Donald Ross Road Bridge continuing south of the Parker Bridge. The work will begin after the 4th of July holiday; construction is expected to last approximately two weeks. The new zone begins 300 feet north of the Donald Ross Road Bridge and continues south of the Parker Bridge where the Intracoastal Waterway enters the Lake Worth Lagoon. The zone requires that boats operate at Slow Speed Minimum Wake, which means that boats are fully off plane and completely settled into the water.
          When we analyzed boating accident data for this area, it became clear that slowing boats down through this stretch of the Intracoastal Waterway will better protect the public. We were also a bit surprised to learn that traveling through here at Slow Speed Minimum Wake takes no longer than the current mix of idle speed zones broken up with short 25 MPH zones, said Captain David Schaeffer, FWCs Division of Law Enforcement.
          It is imperative that boat operators understand what Slow Speed Minimum Wake means and comply with the restriction. A boat that is fully off plane, completely settled in the water and traveling at a speed which produces little or no wake is traveling at Slow Speed Minimum Wake. The FWC and our law enforcement partners will be working hard to ensure compliance with the zones on this stretch of the Intracoastal Waterway.
          The second phase of the project, marking the remainder of the new and updated boating safety zones on the Intracoastal Waterway in Palm Beach County, will begin in August. For more information visit MyFWC.com and click Boating to access state boating safety regulations and maps. (7th District LNM 27)

Hazards to Navigation (7th District LNM 27):
          Florida Keys: The Coast Guard received a report that COW KEY CHANNEL DBN 19 (LLNR 14763) is laying in the water in position 24-34.053N 081-44.59W approx 100 yds S of Cow Key Marina. All mariners are advised to transit the area with caution.
          Florida West Coast:The Coast Guard received a report of a partially submerged 17 FT motor vessel in approx position 27-32.146N 082-41.882W in the vicinity of the mouth of the Manatee River. All mariners are advised to transit the area with caution.

Dredging in Johns Pass and Blind Pass:
          Dredging operations will be taking place in Johns Pass and vicinity and Blind Pass and vicinity between July 19 - December 16, 2010. Mariners are advised to transit the area with caution. For additional information, refer to http://www.saj.usace.army.mil (7th District LNM 27)

Florida Bridge Update: From the USCG 7th District LNM 27
          NOTE: : In the past we have kept specific bridge information in this Florida Bridge Update list as long as its current. Some projects go on for months or years, so we have decided to remove items which have appeared for several alerts, or which are nearing their expiration date. Information new with this alert is in bold.

          Max Brewer Bridge (AICW Mile 878.9):The A. Max Brewer Bridge, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway mile 878.9, Titusville, Brevard County, Florida is being replaced with a high-level fixed bridge. This work will continue through April 2011.
          Channel Restrictions/Bridge Regulations:
1. OnJuly 12, 14 and from July 27 through July 29, 2010 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day, the contractor has been authorized to close the waterway due to the placement of the center channel beams across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. In the case of weather delays, the contractor may need an additional day. Once the beams are in place the minimum vertical clearance will be 65 feet at Mean High Water. The clearance gauges for the new high-level fixed bridge will not be placed on the new bridge until the old swing bridge is removed.
2. In order to expedite bridge construction and not unduly restrict navigation; the Coast Guard Bridge Branch will be authoring a temporary change to the scheduled operation of the A. Max Brewer Bridge. Starting on July 6, 2010, the A Max Brewer Bridge will be allowed to open on hour and half-hour from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., seven days a week.Once the new bridge beams are placed on the center span the contractor will be placing navigation lights on the bridge to mark on side of the channel through the swing bridge. Mariners are advised to remain vigilant when passing through this area as there are various barges and floating equipment near the navigable channel.

          Marine interests should contact Lane Construction at 321 607 5700 for additional information on construction schedules. USCG Jacksonville Waterways Management Division contact is BM1 Peter Nelson, 904 564 7666.
          Parker Bridge (AICW Mile 1013.7): Due to bridge repairs, the Parker (US 1) Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway mile 1013.7, Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida is on scheduled half-hour single-leaf operations. A double-leaf opening is available with a four-hour notice to the bridge tender. This work is expected to be completed by October 31, 2010. The vertical clearance on the down span has been reduced by 2 feet due to scaffolding for the painting operations.
          CL has advised the Coast Guard that the Parker Bridge will be closed to navigation on...July 29, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mariners that do not require an opening may pass through the bridge at any time. During bridge machinery replacement the navigable channel may restricted by 1/2 for up to six hours at a time. This work is expected to be start in early July. The exact dates and times will be published in a future Local Notice to Mariners. Mariners should be aware that one of the four leafs may be in the open position. A request to open the other down leaf is still required.
          East Sunrise Boulevard Bridge (AICW Mile 1062.60): Due to bridge painting, the East Sunrise Boulevard Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway mile 1062.6, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida will be on single-leaf operations on the hour and half-hour from 6:00 a.m. to 12 midnight, Monday through Friday starting June 1, 2010. A double-leaf opening will be available with a three hour notice to the bridge tender or by calling Mr. Randy Chambers (305) 797-0904 or Mr. John Woodberry (305) 747-0301. The horizontal clearance will be reduced to 45 feet due to the scaffolding. This bridge will be on single-leaf operations only from 12 midnight through 6:00 a.m., Tuesday through Friday. In addition to the restrictions approved above, this office is considering allowing this bridge to remain on single-leaf operations every Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. until this project is completed. This restriction will be in affect starting on July 15, 2010. At all other times, this bridge will open both leaves on the hour and half-hour. This work is expected to continue through August 30, 2010.
          Boot Key Bridge, Marathon: The Boot Key Bridge, Marathon, Florida is tentatively scheduled for demolition in July 2010. The work will require two months to complete. It is anticipated that daytime drawbridge closures may occur in the near future, prior to the removal of the span. Exact dates/times will be published in future Local Notice to Mariners.
          Goodland Bridge (CR 92): M&J Construction will be repairing the pilings of the Goodland (CR 92) Bridge across the Big Marco River in Marco Island, Florida from July 26, 2010 through November 10, 2010. The majority of the work will be conducted outside the navigable channel.
          US 19 Bridge, Anclote River, GIWW:
Custom Built Marine Construction will be repairing the US 19 Bridge Fender System, across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Anclote River, Anclote, Florida. This work is expected to start on August 3, 2010 and will be completed by September 8, 2010.

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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