USCG Advisory Update Van Buren Railroad Bridge NM 300.8

Notice Number: 205802-1/SWL 24-07 & SWL 24-11
Date: 03/11/2024 05:00 thru 03/29/2024 05:00

Mariners are advised that the rehabilitation work on the Van Buren Railroad Drawbridge (NM 300.8) has been delayed. The new start date is March 11, 2024. As noted in Nav Notice 24-07, the work is still expected to last approximately 18 days with test lifts to clear traffic on day 9 or 10. Mariners will also be allowed to shuttle barges beneath the closed span while the navigation span is clear of equipment. Mariners should contact the onsite workboat, M/V Sir Dolan, on VHF-FM channel 16 or onsite crews by phone at (573) 544-1193 and (816) 721-3261 for more details.

Questions or requests for additional information concerning this notice should be directed to the Little Rock District Office at (501) 324-5096 or you may email