Notice to Navigators: Pacific Rivers
NOTICE TO MARINERS
SECTION I – SPECIAL NOTICES
This section contains information of special concern to the Mariner.
OREGON – UMPQUA RIVER – Bridge Notice
ODOT has given the Coast Guard a repair completion date for the Reedsport Highway 101 Bridge (LLNR 9367) across the Umpqua River at RM 11.1. Beginning at 0001 (Midnight) 04 Apr 2022, the subject bridge will be fully operational. The Coast Guard will be canceling the emergency deviation at that time. When this deviation is canceled, the Reedsport Highway 101 Bridge shall operate in accordance with 33 CFR § 117.893(a): the draw shall open on signal if at least two hours’ notice is given.
OREGON – PORT OF PORTLAND – NORTH PORTLAND HARBOR – Bridge Public Notice
The Commander, Thirteenth Coast Guard District has received a request for a Preliminary Navigation Clearance Determination (PNCD) from the Interstate Bridge Replacement Program (IBR), for the Oregon Slough Interstate 5 Highway Bridge (LLNR 11297) over North Portland Harbor, aka Oregon Slough, in Portland, OR. A PNCD is a first step in the U.S. Coast Guard bridge permitting process. At the request of the Coast Guard the IBR team has prepared a navigation impact report (NIR) for the proposed new Oregon Slough Interstate 5 Highway Bridge. This Public Notice (PN) is soliciting for comments exclusively related to navigation. Maritime transportation system stakeholders (vessels and facilities) are highly encouraged to carefully review this notice and provide comments with regard to the proposed bridge’s ability to meet the needs of navigation to include mariner requirements for horizontal navigation requirements. Based off an analysis of the NIR and Public Comments the Coast Guard will prepare a PNCD. Public Notice 03-22 is available at https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/D13BN. Comments will be received for the record at the office of: Commander (dpw), Thirteenth Coast Guard District, 915 2nd Ave, Rm 3510, Seattle, WA or via email at D13-SMB-D13-BRIDGES@uscg.mil. Comments should be sent to arrive on or before 06 May 2022.
COLUMBIA RIVER – VANCOUVER TO BONNEVILLE – WASHOUGAL – Marine construction
Northbank Civil and Marine will be conducting a marine construction project near the Port of Camas – Washougal from 16 Apr – 31 May 2022 near RM 115 in approximate position 45-34-38.19 N, 122-22-58.42 W. A derrick barge and other material barges will be on scene to construct a new dock, and work hours are anticipated to be Monday – Saturday, 0700 – 1700 daily. Mariners can contact the dredge by hailing “Northbank” on VHF-FM channels 67 or 69. Mariners are asked to reduce wake when passing near the barges. For more information on this project contact Kainan Bedenlos at (503) 209-2424 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
COLUMBIA RIVER – PASCO TO RICHLAND – LAKE WALLULA – Research buoy deployment
USACE will deploy a temporary research data collection buoy in the Columbia River at RM 329.2 in approximate position 46-13-24 N 119-06-59 W. This location is between the Pasco-Kennewick Highway Bridge (LLNR 13052.5) and the US-395 Blue Highway Bridge (LLNR 13057), close to the northern (Pasco) shore. The buoy is yellow, round in shape, approximately 6 ft tall and 4 ft wide, with a yellow light flashing every four seconds (Fl 4s). The buoy will be in place until 30 Sep 2022. For more information, contact Wayne Jousma at (509) 527-7447 or email email@example.com
OREGON – WILLAMETTE RIVER – EUGENE – Bridge Notice
The City of Eugene, OR, has contracted DOWL for bridge rehabilitation on the Coburg Road Ferry Street Bridge. Rehabilitation plans include bridge deck overlays, cleaning and surface preparation for spot painting, cleaning and protection of bearings, replacement of expansion joints, epoxy injection of concrete cracks. The repair period will be 04 Apr – 31 Oct 2022, Monday through Friday up to 24 hours per day. Containment will be installed and the vertical clearance will be reduced from 27 feet to 22 feet at ordinary high water. The subject bridge crosses the Willamette River at RM 182.2 in location 44-03-28.4 N, 123-05-02.4 W. Mariners transiting under the Coburg Road Ferry Street Bridge should be aware of potential fall hazards. For more information on this project contact Mike Hawkins at (541) 954-9483 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WASHINGTON – LAKE WASHINGTON SHIP CANAL – UNION BAY REACH - Bridge deviation
The Coast Guard has approved a temporary bridge deviation from the operating schedule of the Montlake Street Bridge (LLNR 18240). This deviation will facilitate roadway deck repair on the Montlake Bridge across the Lake Washington Ship Canal at mile 5.2 in Seattle, WA. The subject bridge is authorized to operate in single leaf mode/half opening (as opposed to double leaf mode). Vessels needing a bridge opening will be provided a single leaf opening from 2300 on 22 Apr until 0500 on 25 Apr 22. The repairs are dependent on weather conditions, and if the roadway repairs cannot be completed from 22-25 Apr, the backup dates are listed below. The subject bridge with both bascule leaves open provides a horizontal navigation clearance of 129 feet and an unlimited vertical clearance. During single leaf openings, the horizontal navigation clearance will be reduced to 64.5 feet. The Montlake Bridge in the closed-to-navigation position provides 30 feet of vertical clearance throughout the navigation channel, and 46 feet of vertical clearance throughout the center 60 feet of the bridge. During a single leaf opening, the closed half of the span will provide 30 feet of vertical clearance on the sides and 46 feet of vertical clearance in the center 30 feet of the span. These bridge clearances are referenced to the Mean Water Level of Lake Washington. Vessels able to pass through the Montlake Bridge in the closed-tonavigation position may do so at any time, but do not loiter due to fall hazards. The bridge will not be able to provide a full opening for emergencies, and there is no alternate route for vessels to pass. Vessels requiring a double leaf/full opening to navigate through the subject bridge must contact the bridge operator at least 24 hours in advance at (206-720-3048) or via VHF Radio Channel 13. The Montlake Bridge shall operate in accordance with 33 CFR 117.1051(e) at all other times. For more information regarding this event contact Ryan Boyle at BoyleRy@wsdot.wa.gov.
All three time periods are listed below:
Date Day Hour Position Notes
22 – 25 Apr 22 Fri – Mon 2300 – 0500 Single Leaf Double Leaf opening with at least 24 HR advance notice
20 – 23 May 22 Fri – Mon 2300 – 0500 Single Leaf Double Leaf opening with at least 24 HR advance notice (back-up)
03 – 06 Jun 22 Fri – Mon 2300 – 0500 Single Leaf Double Leaf opening with at least 24 HR advance notice (back-up)
WASHINGTON – STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA TO STRAIT OF GEORGIA – SWINOMISH CHANNEL NORTH ENTRANCE – Bridge Notice (Revised from LNM 11/22)
The Coast Guard has approved a temporary deviation to the operating schedule that governs the BNSF Railroad Bridge 7.6 (LLNR 19155.1) across the Swinomish Channel, mile 8.4, near Anacortes, WA. BNSF is authorized to not open the draw of the subject bridge from 0900 to 1500 on 12 Apr 22 and 26 Apr 22. This deviation accommodates mechanical repairs to the swing span. During the closure times, mariners may use the alternate route is via the southern Swinomish Channel using Skagit Bay. The span will not open for emergencies or tribal fishing vessels during the two repair period. This deviation has been coordinated with the Swinomish Tribal fisheries. Bridge 7.6 normally operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.5, and is normally maintained in the open-to-navigation position. The bridge shall operate in accordance to 33 CFR 117.5 at all other times. Vessels able to pass through the subject bridge in the closed-to-navigation position may do so at any time. Bridge 7.6 provides 8 feet of vertical clearance and 100 feet of horizontal clearance in the closed-to-navigation position. Vertical and horizontal clearances are referenced to mean high-water elevation. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge must return to its regular operating schedule immediately at the end of the effective period of the requested temporary deviation. For more information contact Travis Woodley at (682) 978-3311 or email@example.com.
WASHINGTON – STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA TO STRAIT OF GEORGIA – SWINOMISH CHANNEL SOUTH ENTRANCE – Shoaling
Significant shoaling has been reported in the federally maintained navigation channel of the Swinomish Channel South Entrance causing actual depths to be less than advertised. The project depth of Swinomish Channel is 12 feet. The CG has received reports of depths as low as 7 feet at MLLW in the channel from Swinomish Channel South Entrance Buoy 5 (LLNR 18802) to Swinomish Channel South Entrance Daybeacon 12 (LLNR 18812). Mariners should transit this waterway with caution, especially at low tidal conditions. The reports of shoaling have been forwarded to the USACE Seattle District.
SECTION VII – GENERAL
This section contains information of general concern to the Mariners. Mariners are advised to use caution while transiting these areas.
LOWER COLORADO RIVER - PARKER, AZ - MARINE EVENT
The International Water Ski Racing Association will be sponsoring the Sundance International Marathon on Saturday, 30 April, 2022 through Sunday, 1 May, 2022, from 8:00am to 5:00pm each day. The event will consist of approximately 30 vessels with water skiers racing on a course near Havasu Springs Resort. Mariners are advised to exercise due caution while transiting the area. For more details or comments, contact Clark Schulz at 818-439-0592.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA-MONTEREY BAY-BUOY DEPLOYMENT
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) will deploy one research buoy on 18 April, 2022. The buoy will be deployed from 18 April, 2022 through 15 April, 2022. The buoy will be located South of Moss Landing 36-44-38N 121-53-13W in approximately 80m of water. The buoy consists of a bruce style anchor from the seafloor to surface. The surface buoy is a round, yellow, 36 inch syntactic foam. It is marked as scientific equipment and advises not to disturb. The buoy has a white flashing light approximately 2 feet above the water from dusk to dawn. Mariners are advised to use caution when transiting the area. For more details or comments contact MBARI at 831-775-1700, or Brent Jones at 831-775-2064 firstname.lastname@example.org
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA-SAN FRANCISCO BAY-BRIDGE
WEST SPAN-SAN FRANCISCO/OAKLAND BAY BRIDGE- Caltrans will be deploying the maintenance travelers of the bridge in span A-B from 6am to 4pm, 05 April, 2022 to 07 April, 2022. Work will move to span B-C on 11 April through 14 April, 2022. When in use, the travelers reduce vertical clearance in the span by 5 feet. For the safety of navigation the traveler can be moved with a 2-hour advance notice by calling Caltrans at 916-9263920, 510-520-8845 or 510-390-4125. For further information contact the Coast Guard Bridge Office at 510-219-4366.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA-SAN FRANCISCO BAY-BRIDGE-
RICHMOND/SAN RAFAEL BRIDGE- Caltrans will be conducting dive operations, 0800-1530, Monday through Friday, 02-13 May, 2022 on piers 1-18 and 30-37. The 33’ aluminum landing craft dive vessel, “Official Business” will have heavy equipment on their decks. Diver's umbilical hose may be floating at or near the surface, adjacent to the vessels. All approaching vessels should contact the vessel, “Official Business” on VHF-FM CH 16/14/09 or by cell 805-748-6011, approximately 30 minutes before transiting the bridge dive site to ascertain the location of the divers. Extreme caution should be used when passing though the bridge. For further information, mariners can contact the Coast Guard Bridge Office at 510 4373516.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA-CERRITOS CHANNEL-BRIDGE
HENRY FORD RAILROAD BRIDGE- The Port of Los Angeles is proposing to conduct work on the bridge’s rail tracks. The work will require the lift span of the bridge to be secured in the closed-to-navigation position from 6am to 6pm on 02 May, 04 May, 09 May and 11 May, 2022. The Coast Guard Bridge Office is accepting comments on the proposed temporary operating schedule change at the Henry Ford bridge through April 15, 2022. Please send any comments via email to Carl.T.Hausner@uscg.mil. For further information contact the Coast Guard Bridge Office at 510-437-3516.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA-HUNTINGTON BEACH-MARINE CONSTRUCTION
Anchor QEA will conduct seawall repairs within Westchester bay homeowners association and Seagate lagoons association limits in Huntington Beach, California at 33-43-34N 118-03-40W on 5 April, 2022 until 1 June, 2022. The seawall repair will include use of a work boat, boston whaler, barges and rock scows. Mariners are advised to use caution when transiting the area. For more details or comments contact Marine Vie at 949334-9637.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA-LOS ANGELES/LONG BEACH HARBOR-BRIDGE
GERALD DESMOND BRIDGE DEMOLITION: Preparation work has begun in anticipation of the lowering of the main span of the bridge. Work is being conducted Monday through Friday, 7am to 5pm. Heavy beams are being installed near the outboard edges of the span over the channel. Mariners should contact the Waterway Traffic Control Spotter at 951-505-6192 or 310-363-9392 before transiting the span to ascertain the location of the work above. For information about on-site conditions, contact the contractor Kiewit at 360-300-4365 or 602-376-5765. For further information contact the Coast Guard Bridge Office at 510-437-3516.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA-SANTA CRUZ ISLAND-RESEARCH OPERATIONS
404 Marine will be conducting Research operations in the vicinity of Santa Cruz Island at 33-53-23N 119-50-22W on 23-24 April, 2022 from 6:00am to 3:00pm. M/V SURVEYOR (WDK 8802) will be deploying and conducting research utilizing a wave driven upwelling pump south of Santa Cruz Island. When deployed the pump will be roughly 10 feet in diameter at the surface with a 100 yard flexible tube sitting directly below the surface structure. Mariners are requested to transit the area with caution and maintain a 1000 yard separation for safe operation of the pump. M/V SURVEYOR will be monitoring VHF channels 16, 14 and 13. For more details or comments contact Jeff Guilliams at 805-901-2671 or 805-980-7774.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA-VANDENBERG AFB-HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS
Hazardous operations will be conducted from Vandenberg AFB, CA starting at 4:50am on 15 April, 2022 until 8:14am on 16 April, 2022. Hazardous operation areas are bounded by the following coordinates:
Mariners are advised to remain clear of these areas for the duration of operations. For more details or comments contact Vandenberg AFB at 805606-0002.
SUMMARY OF BRIDGE LIGHTING DISCREPANCIES AND CORRECTIONS
SUMMARY OF DREDGING OPERATIONS