MSIB Vol XXIII Issue 053 Update 01 I-10 Bridge Fender Replacement Operations at MM 229.3 AHP LMR

**Update** The fender replacement operation has been extended. The new project completion date is September 27, 2024.

  1. The Captain of the Port New Orleans is issuing a safety advisory for the waters of the Lower Mississippi River from Mile Marker (MM) 228.5 to 230 Above Head of Passes (AHP). This advisory is needed to protect persons and vessels from the potential safety hazards associated with the replacement of the fender system of the I-10 bridge, pier 6, on the left descending channel near MM 229.3. The operation will be conducted Monday through Saturday, 6 AM to 7 PM, from September 1, 2023 – September 27, 2024. Operations may at times extend into the channel which could cause delays.
  2. Mariners are advised to transit at slowest safe speed to minimize wake whenever operating in the vicinity of the I-10 bridge near MM 229.3.
  3. For on scene information, Mariners may contact Ryan Finnie at (321) 501-3936 or VHF CH. 21.

For additional information, contact the following:

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Command Center: (504) 365-2200

Coast Guard New Orleans Waterways Management: (504) 365-2280

Coast Guard MSU Baton Rouge Waterways Management: (225) 298-5400 x230

Vessel Traffic Service Lower Mississippi River: (504) 365-2230, VHF-FM CH 05A, 12, 67