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    • [EXPIRED] LNM: Alligator River Bridge Maintenance, Oct 9 – Nov 15, AICW Statute Mile 84


      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

      Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s North Carolina Bridge Directory Listing For Alligator River Bridge

      Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Alligator River Bridge

      Comments from Cruisers (2)

      1. Bob423 -  October 17, 2017 - 9:28 am

        The construction won’t start until 10/30/2017 according to the foreman who I called on 10/16/2017. Until then, it’s operation as usual, no advanced notice needed.

      2. Russ m/v Twin Sisters -  October 14, 2017 - 8:29 pm

        Possible Delays
        Passing thru on 10/11, there was not yet a barge working under an opening span, but lots of construction equipment, trucks & concrete trucks on the bridge performing other work with car traffic was backed up. Yet the bridge tender did a great job getting us thru with no delay. As each bridge opening required the workers to stop work & move off, would suggest attempting to “bunch up” if possible. After our opening he did warn the next set of vessels that he wouldn’t be able to open for another half hour.