This Local Notice is posted to ensure you do not confuse these temporary buoys with the already confusing array of markers approaching and departing the bridge. Another bridge closure is underway in this lengthy maintenance project, see https://cruisersnet.net/168675. The Alligator River Bridge crosses the Alligator River section of the Waterway at Statute Mile 84, south of flashing marker #12, just south of where the Waterway exits Albemarle Sound.
NC – ALBAMARLE SOUND TO NEUSE RIVER– ALLIGATOR RIVER– ESTABLISHMENT OF MOORING BUOYS
On or about December 19, 2017, Seaward Marine Corporation will establish five mooring buoys in the vicinity of the US 64 (Alligator River) bridge to support barges conducting work on the bridge (also see the article in the enclosure “Summary of Bridge Regulations/Construction/Permits” about the bridge’s temporary deviation published regulations). The buoys will be white with blue bands and rise 3 feet above the waterline. They will be lit with white lights flashing four seconds when no barges are moored to them. The buoys will be discontinued at the end of the bridge maintenance project.
Alligator River Lighted Mooring Buoy A, Fl W 4s, 35-54-25.7N, 076-01-19.9W
Alligator River Lighted Mooring Buoy B, Fl W 4s, 35-54-01.4N, 075-59-58.7W
Alligator River Lighted Mooring Buoy C, Fl W 4s, 35-53-50.5N, 075-59-08.0W
Alligator River Lighted Mooring Buoy D, Fl W 4s, 35-53-38.9N, 075-59-12.1W
Alligator River Lighted Mooring Buoy E, Fl W 4s, 35-53-51.3N, 076-00-02.6W
Chart 11553 LNM 51/17