This warning for our tall-masted friends comes from experienced cruiser, Eric Dammeyer. Let’s hope he has better luck at low tide today, 11/12. Lafayette Bridge crosses the Waterway just north of Georgetown, SC.
Update 11/14: Larry, The painting contractor removed the chain link net and tarps from the main span of the Lafayette Bridge today, and we able to proceed to Georgetown SC today at low tide there may still be a cable stretched across the span supposedly 6-12″ below low steel. Another boat with 64 mast and long antennas (see comments below) touched the cable as he went under in front of us, this was at a negative low tide.
Reduced clearance at Lafayette bridge over ICW at Georgetown SC due to bridge painting. Tarps and netting are hung under the width of the span. We lost everything off the top of our 64 air draft at mid tide.
Available Air draft Clearance is unknown. Duration of restriction is unknown.There are no warnings or bridge boards.
No local notice to mariners.
Please post ASAP
There is netting under the bridge and we cleaned everything off of the top of our mast at mid tide.
They should have left half the underspan clear. We will try again at low tide tomorrow