LNM: AICW MM 226, Maintenance and Reduced Clearance Continues, Emerald Isle Bridge, NC
Emerald Isle Bridge with a fixed vertical clearance of 65ft crosses the Waterway north of Bogue Inlet northeast of Swansboro, NC. This maintenance began in September of 2020.
Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), Bogue Sound – SR 58 (Emerald Drive) Bridge – Bridge maintenance, which began September 2020, will continue to be conducted from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; 7 days a week; through March 15, 2022. The maintenance will be performed in two phases. The first phase, which began in September 2020, will continue through March 15, 2021. The second phase will be performed from September 13, 2021, through March 15, 2022. During these maintenance periods, two 20-foot work vessels, work floats, and a snooper truck will be located in and around the vicinity of the bridge. During work hours, the snooper truck will be located in and around the navigational channel of the bridge. The snooper truck will extend below low steel of the bridge approximately ten feet, reducing the vertical clearance in the navigation span to approximately 55 feet above mean high water. Maintenance personnel, equipment and the vehicle will relocate from the navigable channel, upon request. Work vessels may be reached on VHF-FM channel 13. The project foreman may be reached at (571) 287-9269 or
(703) 598-1847. Mariners should notify the work foreman no less than 30 minutes prior to transiting through the bridge. Mariners should use caution navigating through the area. (MT)