Notice to Navigators: Upper Mississippi River

RIAC: Replacement of the Center Span - Merchants Railroad Bridge  22FEB


As Info…

Bernie Heroff
Port Captain Navigation/Training
ARTCo – Ag Services and Oilseeds
American River Transportation Co., LLC
P.O. Box 2889
Saint Louis, MO 63111
t 314 481 8828 / m 314 803 4644


To all:


To facilitate removal of the center span of the Merchants Railroad Bridge, blockage of the main navigation channel is required.  A 10-hour blockage of the main navigation channel is scheduled to start at 6 a.m., February 22, 2022 for this evolution.


To float-in the new center span, another 12-hour blockage of the main navigation span will be required starting at 6 a.m., February 25, 2022.  These dates are dependent upon weather and river conditions encountered between now and the dates noted.


Should you have questions please advise.


David Orzechowski
Coast Guard Bridge Branch
St. Louis, MO  63103