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    • Another !! Update on Ladys Island Swing Bridge, AICW Statute Mile 536


      On May 6, we posted this Update on the Ladys Island Swing Schedule, /?p=148206, in which the new restrictions applied M-F only. Today we received another update from our good friend, Mike Ahart of Waterway Guide, that increases the restrictions to seven days a week.

      The temporary deviation for Ladies Island Swing Bridge in Beaufort SC does apply on weekends and holidays, to the consternation of the bridge tenders and all the sailboaters waiting hours for a bridge opening on a Sunday morning!

      I had talked to the tenders when the new schedule started, and they said, despite the notice, that it would not apply to weekends/holidays…well, I guess they were “corrected.” Another strange thing is that the notice applies to all vessels, including commercial. The bridge tenders raised a stink about that, since the tugs and barges are on schedule and cannot stop ‘“ so, apparently, the Coast Guard is allowing the bridge to open on signal for tugs and barges, despite never changing or issuing a notice to reflect this (at least not one I have managed to find).

      BTW: On CruisersForum.com, someone cited a posting at SSECN from 2010…but also pointed to the current bridge listing.

      MikeA
      Mike Ahart, News Editor, Waterway Guide
      804-313-0274
      www.waterwayguide.com

      Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s South Carolina Bridge Directory Listing For Ladys Island Bridge

      Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Ladys Island Bridge

      Comments from Cruisers (1)

      1. Miami -  May 25, 2015 - 11:59 am

        We are sitting at Beaufort waiting for a 9am opening on Sunday morning since 6 this morning. Three boats have called for an opening.
        This is criminal and we must email. call do what ever we can to stop this insanity.
        There is no way to make Charleston in one day or come the other way.
        Please write all SC relevant politicians, Beaufort officialdom and the CG!
        Thanks

        Reply to Miami
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