Notice to Navigators: Illinois River

IRCA: LAKE MICHIGAN – IL – Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal
Chart 14927 - Bridge Construction




Jeremy “Shot” Tardy
Western Rivers Boat Management, Inc.
Office:  270.444.4772
Mobile:  270.933.8056



The contractor called me this morning and said a commercial tug and barge passed through the construction area without calling in.  The call-in option was favored over closing the waterway or using large barges in the water while steel beams were installed.  The contractor is updating the recording every morning so if you call and they are not working the message will let you know, or they will return your call and make passing arrangements.


Be safe and remember to call the number if you’re passing the bridge during the times noted above.


Lee D. Soule
Bridge Management Specialist
9th Coast Guard District (DPB)
1240 East Ninth Street
Cleveland, OH 44199-2001
Office: (216) 902-6085
Fax: (216) 902-6088
After Hours Emer: (216) 902-6118