Calcasieu River Update #2

All mariners are advised that the US 171 Bridge, located in the vicinity of mile marker 46.5 on the Calcasieu River, will be extending the dates for bridge repairs from February 15, 2023 - March 31, 2023.

Bridge repairs include restoring structural steel and installing new navigation lighting. A Containment system will be installed under the bridge reducing the vertical clearance by 2 feet.

All vessel traffic should proceed with caution when transiting under the bridge. For status updates please contact Floyd Shane Brooks of Seminole Equipment at 865-250-6405. The Contractor on scene will be monitoring VHF channels 13 & 16.

This notice will be posted on the Coast Guard’s HOMEPORT website at and the VTS website at If you have any questions regarding this notice, please call MSU Port Arthur at (409) 723-6500 or MSU Lake Charles at (337) 912-0073.