Notice to Navigators: Upper Mississippi River
RIAC: New Date for Float-in of Merchants RR Bridge - Delays today 2MAR
The contractor had issues today with the jacks used to lower the old span. The main navigation span was closed several times for construction movements, it has been fully open since about 1330
The middle span will now be closed until about 1800-1900 today.
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
REVISED DATE IS NOW MARCH 4TH.
DATE CHANGED FOR THE FLOAT-IN OF THE CENTER SPAN OF THE MERCHANTS RAILROAD BRIDGE
Due to mechanical issues with the strand jack system the float-in of the new center span is now scheduled for March 4th. A 12-hour blockage of the main navigation span will be required starting at 6 a.m., March 4, 2022, with up to a 24-hour closure of the middle span.
If you should have questions, please advise,
Coast Guard Bridge Branch
St. Louis, MO 63103