BNSF Railway Company Vertical Lift Span Bridge Maintenance & Traffic Restrictions

1. The Captain of the Port Houma advises all mariners of maintenance work taking place on the BNSF Railway Company Vertical Lift Span Bridge at mile marker 121.3 on the Atchafalaya River in Morgan City, Louisiana. The Railway Vertical Lift Span Bridge will remain closed to vessel traffic from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. from October 11, 2022 to October 13, 2022. Mariners are urged to verify bridge statuses prior to getting underway and conduct appropriate voyage planning.

2. A BNSF Railway Company vessel will conduct the bridge maintenance and is able to communicate on VHF-FM channels 13 and 16.

3. For further information on this advisory contact VTS Berwick Bay at (985) 380-5370 or on channel 11 VHF-FM. To access all MSIBs in the COTP Houma Zone visit: Https://

L.T. O'Brien
Captain U.S. Coast Guard
Captain of the Port
Houma, LA