This maintenance is part of a year long project begun in July, see LNM: Upcoming Maintenance. As indicated below, one of the two bridge channels will always be open to navigation. 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 – ALLIGATOR RIVER – BRIDGE MAINTENANCE – CHANNEL OBSTRUCTION
An engineering firm, on behalf of North Carolina Department of Transportation, will be performing maintenance at US 64 (Alligator River Bridge) bridge, over AICW (Alligator River), mile 84.2, near Columbia, NC. The maintenance will be conducted from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Monday-Saturday; from Monday, October 9, 2017 through Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Repair and rehabilitation of the bridge pivot pier will occur. During this bridge maintenance project, one navigable channel will be occupied during work hours; the other channel will be free for navigation with an available navigational clearance of approximately 100 ft. horizontal clearance. Mariners should navigate the waterway with extreme caution and due regard for prevailing conditions on the waterway. A 104 x 40 ft. spud barge, 26 ft. and 27 ft. work vessels, a team of divers, and several work floats will be in and around the vicinity of the bridge. Maintenance personnel, equipment and vessels will relocate from the moveable span and navigable channel, upon request. Work vessels may be reached on VHF-FM channel 16. The project foreman can be reached at (757) 449-4652 or (252) 202-2112. Mariners should notify the work foreman no less than two hours prior to navigating through the bridge and should use extreme caution when transiting the area. Chart 11553 LNM 41/17