Notice to Navigators: Upper Mississippi River

RIAC: REVISED NEW DATES - Mar 1st and 3rd for the Replacement of the Center Span - Merchants Railroad Bridge

 

As new 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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REVISED DATES ARE NOW MARCH 1ST AND 3RD.

 

DATES CHANGED FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF THE CENTER SPAN OF THE MERCHANTS RAILROAD BRIDGE

 

To All:

 

Again and again, weather issues have postponed the dates for the center span float out/in of the Merchants Railroad Bridge. A 10-hour blockage of the main navigation channel is now scheduled to start at 6 a.m., March 1, 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., March 3, 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.

 

If you should have questions, please advise,

 

Thank you,

 

David Orzechowski
Coast Guard Bridge Branch
St. Louis, MO  63103
314.269.2382
David.A.Orzechowski@uscg.mil