Oak Island – Fort Caswell Bridge has a fixed vertical clearance of 65ft and crosses the Waterway south of Southport, NC.
NC â€“ MYRTLE GROVE SOUND TO CASINO CREEK(AICW) â€“ OAK ISLAND â€“ BRIDGE REPAIR
1. Bridge fender repairs on the NC 133 Fixed Bridge at mile 311.8 on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in Oak Island, North Carolina have been extended until June 15, 2013.
2. To facilitate repairs a crane barge will reduce the available horizontal clearance in the navigable channel from 90 feet to 50 feet. A one hour advance notice is required to remove the barge from the channel for vessels requiring greater than 50 feet horizontal clearance to safely navigate through the bridge. The work supervisor can be contacted on VHF-FM channels 13 or 16 to arrange removal of the barge from the channel.
3. Mariners are urged to transit the area with caution at slow no wake speeds.
4. For any comments or questions, contact the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Waterways Management, (252) 247-4525, or at Joseph.M.Edge@uscg.mil Chart: 11541.