[EXPIRED] NAV ALERT: LNM: AICW MM 203.8 Three Day Closures, Jan 4-6, Morehead City RR Bridge, NC
With a closed vertical clearance of 4ft, Morehead City Railroad Bridge crosses the Waterway at Statute Mile 204, immediately south of the Newport River Bridge. The alternate southbound route to avoid this ICW railway bridge is via Russell Slue at statute mile 201 to Gallants Channel into Beaufort and Taylor Creek.
NC – ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY (AICW) – BRIDGE CLOSURE
Mariners are advised that the owner and operator of the Carolina Coastal Railroad Bridge across Newport River, at AICW mile 203.8, in Morehead City, NC has requested a temporary deviation to replace the bridge’s new miter rail system. To facilitate the repairs, the bridge will be maintained in the closed-to-navigation position from 7 a.m. on January 4, 2022, to 7 p.m. on January 6, 2022, with alternative work dates from 7 a.m. on January 7, 2022, to 7 p.m. January 9, 2022. The bridge has vertical clearance of 4 feet above mean high water in the closed position. Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed position may do so at any time. The bridge will not be able to open for emergencies. At all other times, the drawbridge will operate in accordance with the operating regulations set out in Title 33 Code of Federal Regulations Part 117.5. Mariners are urged to use caution when transiting the area.