USCG: Wire Crossing MM 81.8 (Wittenberg)

This work at UM 81.8 (Wittenberg) will potentially start tomorrow afternoon 12MAR.

A contractor is using a helicopter to replace conductors on the existing highline crossing.

Their intent is not to impact navigation at all by monitoring traffic and having vessels check in as prescribed below, though they may occasionally “need a little time” to finish what they have in process.

IF all goes to plan, they will need ten working days Mon-Sat to complete the work.

I released the following BNM regarding the wire crossing operations at MM 81.8. please share with our industry partners for maximum visibility. Thank you.

ALL MARINERS ARE ADVISED OF POWER LINE CROSSING OPERATIONS ON THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER NEAR MILE MARKER 81.8. OPERATIONS WILL BEGIN TOMORROW MARCH 12TH AT NOON LOCAL TIME TO 8 PM. MARINERS ARE REQUESTED TO CONTACT “MC DONNEL PORTABLE” VIA VHF CH-13 OR VIA CELLPHONE AT (573)434-1691 AN HOUR AHEAD OF ARRIVAL AT MILE MARKER 81.8 TO MAKE PASSING ARRANGEMENTS AND AGAIN AT 30 MINUTES OUT FOR A FOLLOW-UP CHECK-IN.

Cancel at //13 0200Z MAR 24//