With a four-hour advanced notice requirement, these opening restrictions essentially close the bridge and the Okeechobee to navigation for 3 weeks! With a closed vertical clearance, the Indiantown RR bridge crosses the Okeechobee immediately west of the Indiantown fixed bridge. For more on this RR bridge, see https://cruisersnet.net/163565.
FLORIDA – EAST COAST – ST. LUCIE INLET TO FORT MYERS AND LAKE OKEECHOBEE– CSX ST. LUCIE CANAL RAILROAD BRIDGE: Bridge Repairs.
The Coast Guard has received a request from PCL Civil Constructors, Inc to temporarily change the bridge operating schedule that governs the CSX Railroad Bridge across the Okeechobee Waterway (St. Lucie Canal), mile 28.2, at Indiantown, Florida. We are approving this request to allow the bridge to open only with a 4 hour advanced notice to the bridge tender from 7 a.m. on May 28, 2018 through 7 p.m. on June 3, 2018 at 772-597-3822. The Coast Guard is also approving the request to allow the bridge to remain closed to navigation from 7 a.m. on June 4, 2018 through 7 a.m. on June 12, 2018. During the designated time periods, the bridge will be allowed to remain closed to navigation to facilitate the preparation for and the replacement of the drive gear. At all other times, this bridge shall operate in accordance with its regular operating schedule, 33 CFR 117.317(e). We are approving this request under the provisions of 33 CFR 117. For questions regarding the repair work contact Brandon Hinson with PCL via phone at (407) 956-9640 or via email at email@example.com. For waterways questions contact LT Ruth Sadowitz with Coast Guard Sector Miami Waterways. Phone: (305) 535-4307 or via email at Ruth.A.Sadowitz@uscg.mil.
Ref: LNM 17-18 Chart 1128