Calcasieu River – Westlake Railroad Bridge Closure
Notice number: MSIB_32-22
Date: 8/15/2022 thru 8/25/22, 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM
All mariners are advised that the Westlake Railroad Bridge, located in the vicinity of mile marker 36 on the Calcasieu River, will be closed to marine traffic between the hours of 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM from August 15th through August 25th.
This closure is required for the construction of a new fender system for the bridge structure. Mariners are advised to use caution when transiting. There is no alternate route for marine traffic through the affected area. Any questions can be directed to the on-site project engineer at (409) 599-6893. M/V Joan K will be monitoring VHF channel 16 & 17.
This notice will be posted on the Coast Guard’s HOMEPORT website at http://homeport.uscg.mil and the VTS website at https://www.atlanticarea.uscg.mil/vtsportarthur/. 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.
M. A. WIKE
Captain, U. S. Coast Guard
Captain of the Port