UPDATE: Low Cable Continues to Restrict Air Space at Torry Island Bridge, Okeechobee Waterway Statute Mile 60
This low hanging cable on Lake Okeechobee Route 2 was last reported in December of 2017, see Low Cable Restricting Air Space and, as Sue Ward sadly confirms, nothing has been done to remedy the situation. High-masted vessels are encouraged to use Route 1
Sad to report that the low line across the waterway has still not been lifted from around 30 odd feet. This blocks access to all cruising yachts trying to follow the Rim route across Florida. Its nearly 12 months since this route was blocked. Some friends who had not been south for a couple of years, found out the hard way yesterday and had to back track back north to Port Mayaca then cross the lake to Clewiston.
11/26 Good afternoon Larry and Sue,
I was able to get a status-
The lines will be raised when ATT relocates its lines. We expect this work to start in December. FPL must do work first, and they have already dropped off their poles, so we expect this to move forward in the near future.
Thanks for checking in with us!
Wishing you both Happy Holidays-
Public Affairs Specialist
Corporate Communications Office
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District