MKARNS Nav Notice No. SWL 24-21 USCG Advisory Update #2 Van Buren Railroad Bridge NM 300.8

Notice Number: 205802-2/SWL 24-07, SWL 24-11 & SWL 24-21
Date: 08/16/2024 05:00 thru 09/08/2024 05:00

Mariners are advised that the rehabilitation work on the Van Buren Railroad Drawbridge (NM 300.8), as stated in Nav Notice 24-07 and Nav Notice 24-11, has been delayed. The contractor preforming the rehabilitation has deferred the timing of the closure to coincide as close as possible with a scheduled closure of Webbers Falls Lock and Dam #16 (NM 366.6) occurring August 16 to September 8, 2024, as stated in USACE NTNI_205722. A future navigation notice will be distributed when the dates of the full bridge closure are determined.

In addition, the contractor has also asked for two (2) single (1) day closures leading up to August 22, 2024 to prepare for the full closure. The single day closure dates are forthcoming.

Questions or requests for additional information concerning this notice should be directed to the Little Rock District Office at (501) 324-5096 or you may email


Joshua M Hendricks, Chief, Operations Technical Support Branch Operations Division