MKARNS Nav Notice No. SWL 24-54 USCG Advisory Van Buren Railroad Bridge NM 300.8 Update

Notice Number: SWL 24-52 & SWL 24-54/207419-1
Date: 08/22/2024 11:00 thru 09/09/2024 11:00

Mariners are advised that the rehabilitation work on the Van Buren Railroad Drawbridge (NM 300.8), as stated in Nav Notice 24-07, is scheduled to begin on August 22, 2024 at 6 a.m. and last until September 9, 2024 at 6 a.m. During this time the bridge will remain in the lowered position, however, onsite crews will attempt to clear traffic on day 9 or 10 while test lifts are being conducted. Mariners will also be allowed to shuttle barges beneath the closed span while the navigation span is clear of equipment. Mariners should contact the onsite workboat, M/V Sir Dolan, on VHF-FM channel 16 or onsite crews by phone at (573) 826-9005 and (573) 220-3119 for more details.

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