Notice to Navigators: Upper Mississippi River

RIAC: CHANGE OF DATE For the Replacement of the Center Span -
Merchants Railroad Bridge 22-23FEB

 

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

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To all:

 

The changes are highlighted in red and mainly the date for the float-in changing from the 25th to the 23rd.

 

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 with up to a 24 hour closure of the middle span.

 

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 23, 2022 with up to a 24 hour closure of the middle span.  These dates are dependent upon weather and river conditions encountered between now and the dates noted.

 

Should you have questions please advise.

Thank you,

 

David Orzechowski
Coast Guard Bridge Branch
St. Louis, MO  63103
314.269.2382