East Coast Alerts

By Mel Neale

Bridge of Lions Closure Schedule Revision, March 29, 2006.

We have been advised of the following information by Laurie Sanderson, Public Information Officer for the Bridge of Lions Rehabilitation Project, info@FDOTBridgeofLions.com.

The closure schedule for April 17-20 and April 21-28 remain the same.

The revised schedule follows:

On March 29-April 1, 2006:
7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Channel restricted to 55 feet wide. Full channel openings with 2 hour notice.

April 3, 2006:
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Channel closed for 8 hours. Full channel openings with 2 hour notice.

April 7, 2006:
7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Channel closed for 4 hours. Full channel openings with 2 hour notice.

April 17-20, 2006:
Full Closure –24 hours a day

Bridge will be blocking the channel and not functioning. Small craft, less than 24 feet vertical clearance, will be able to pass under bridge.

April 21-28, 2006:
Intermittent Closures – 4 hours maximum between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Bridge blocking channel during installation and testing of controls and balancing. Three 4 hour closure periods each day with opening provided with 2 hours notice.

Requests for a channel opening according to the above schedule should be made via marine radio to the Bridge Tender on Channel 9.

For questions regarding this notice, please call (904) 825-3647.

The above schedule has been approved by the U.S. Coast Guard.

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

Copyright 2004-2005 Tom Neale