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    • LNM: Low Cable Restricting Air Space at Torry Island Bridge, Okeechobee Waterway Statute Mile 60


      Our thanks to Specialist Erica Skolta for this notice for high-masted vessels.

      Notice to Navigation Interests: NTN 2017-14 Okeechobee Waterway Route 2 – Low Cable at Torrey Island Bridge restricting navigation; high-masted vessels encouraged to use Route 1:
      http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Portals/44/docs/Navigation/Notices/NTN2017/NTN2017-014Lake%20OkeechobeeRT-2LowCable.pdf

      Notice is given that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has identified a low hanging fiber optic cable at the Torrey Island Bridge in Route 2 of the Okeechobee Waterway. The fiber optic cable is estimated to be 35′ above the water, high masted vessels are encouraged to use RT-1 until the cable is raised to 52′. Recreational and commercial boaters are asked to use caution when navigating through these sections of waterway. Once the cable is raised to the required 52′ normal traffic will be restored. Point of contact is Gary Hipkins at 863-983-8101.

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      http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Navigation/NoticestoNavigation.aspx

      Thanks for getting the word out!

      Best wishes for a happy holiday season and a Happy Healthy New Year!
      Erica

      Erica Skolte
      Public Affairs Specialist
      Corporate Communications Office
      U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District
      Palm Beach Gardens
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      Click Here To View the Okeechobee Cruisers’ Net Bridge Directory Listing For Torry Island Bridge

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

      Comments from Cruisers (4)

      1. Ellie Ibel Smith -  December 22, 2017 - 3:55 pm

        Actually that would be me that discover this and let the Army C Of E know and the waterway guide.. It was not a fun day.. two weeks ago we tried the rim route and discover this when we asked to go through the Torry train bridge. The lift operator was great but going back to the beginning of the route and having lost and enter day because of it was defiantly not!

        • Cruisers' Net -  December 23, 2017 - 4:18 pm

          Ellie, do send us your notes and we will put your name with the posting. It won’t get lost as it seems to have in this one from CofE etc… As always however thank you for stepping up and letting CofE know of this hazard. Have a great Christmas and New Year

        • Ellie Ibel Smith -  December 23, 2017 - 5:07 pm

          No notes just lots of phone calls after motoring for hours (no sails up that day), only to get to the Torry railroad bridge and the lift operator was supposed the lock master had not told us about the height restrictions…and it was not noted or listed on any paper,electronic charts, or social media I could find. I’m glad for that day to be over but hope that in getting the info out there that no one else will go that route unless they are under 30 feet(ish) in height from the water..

        • Cruisers' Net -  December 23, 2017 - 5:20 pm

          Cruisers helping cruisers…..you are a great example. Be safe. Merry Christmas.

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