LNM: OWW MM 29 Fender Repairs, Sept 23 – Oct 29, Indiantown RR Bridge, St Lucie Canal, FL
With a closed vertical clearance of 7ft, the Indiantown RR bridge crosses the Okeechobee immediately west of the Indiantown fixed bridge. Our thanks to Specialist Erica Skolte for this notice.
NOTE: boaters should use slow speeds, caution and courtesy while navigating through this area while repairs are being made and vessels traveling in both directions will be sharing a single channel.
Notice to Navigation: Okeechobee Waterway (St. Lucie Canal) CSX Railroad Bridge Indiantown – Fender Repair Sept. 23 – Oct. 29, 2021
Notice to Navigation 2021-022: Okeechobee Waterway (St. Lucie Canal) CSX Railroad Bridge Indiantown – Fender Repair Sept. 23 – Oct. 29 2021
NOTICE TO NAVIGATION INTERESTS
US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS NOTICE NUMBER: 022
JACKSONVILLE DISTRICT LOCAL NUMBER: 2021022
ATTN: CESAJ-OD-SN WATERWAY: OKEECHOBEE WATERWAY
PO Box 4970 EFFECTIVE: 09/23/2021 00:00 thru 10/29/2021
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32232-0019
POC: Kriss Zeller at 863-983-8101 Ext. 236
- LUCIE CANAL
FENDER REPAIR – CSX RAILROAD BRIDGE INDIANTOWN
a. 33 CFR Navigation and Navigable Waters
- Notice to Navigation
Notice is given that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been notified of the following scheduled fender repair of the CSX Railroad Bridge in Indiantown. The following provides pertinent information:
PCL Civil Constructors Inc, acting on behalf of the bridge owner, CSX Transportation, has requested to temporarily block the channel alternating between the southern opening (right descending channel) and the northern opening (left descending channel) of the CSX Railroad Swing Bridge across the Okeechobee Waterway (St Lucie Canal), mile 28.2 at Indiantown, Florida. The operating regulation, 33 CFR §117.317(e) will remain in effect.
Under this temporary authorization, PCL Civil Constructors is authorized to block the waterway beneath the CSX Railroad Swing Bridge during the designated times and under the following conditions:
- From September 23, 2021 through October 9, 2021: Rehabilitation of navigational fender system of the northern opening (left descending channel).
- Contractor to work 5-day work weeks (Monday – Friday) with a work schedule of 7:00 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. each shift
- Left descending channel completely closed to marine traffic and blocked by work barge.
- Right descending channel open to marine traffic.
- During non-work hours all in-water equipment shall be properly lighted.
- From October 11, 2021 through October 29, 2021: Rehabilitation of navigational fender system of the southern opening (right descending channel).
- Contractor to work 5-day work weeks (Monday – Friday) with a work schedule of 7:00 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. each shift.
- Right descending channel completely closed to marine traffic and blocked by work barge.
- Left descending channel open to marine traffic.
During non-work hours all in-water equipment shall be properly lighted.
The U.S. Coast Guard will announce a detailed schedule to the temporary channel restriction in the Local Notice to Mariners and via a Broadcast Notice to Mariners.
This authorization may not be changed or extended without written approval from the U.S. Coast Guard. This temporary authorization is conditional and may be withdrawn at any time if the U.S. Coast Guard determines that the safety of human life, the environment, or the needs of navigation become endangered.
The imposition of civil penalties may result for failure to ensure that all requirements of this temporary authorization are followed in their entirety.
If you have any questions please contact USCG Sector Miami Waterways Division, LTJG Benjamin Adrien at (305) 535-4307, email Benjamin.D.Adrien@uscg.mil or my representative Ms. Eddie Lawrence at (305) 415-6946, email Eddie.H.Lawrence@uscg.mil.
2. Contact Information
The Railroad Swing Bridge at Indiantown Bridge Tender can be reached by either radio or phone for latest information during normal operating hours.
For up-to-date information contact the shift operator 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Marine Radio Channel 9
Chief of Navigation
South Florida Operations Office
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