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Chicago River, mile 325.5, Lake Street Bridge on single leaf operation

Date Posted: Jun 22, 2017

From October 23, 2015 through July 31, 2017 one leaf of the Lake Street Bridge at Mile 1.64, CORPS MILE 325.5, over the South Branch of the Chicago River will be secured to masted navigation.

Source: CG 9th District LNM 09252017

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Chicago, Illinois Waterway, caution at Monroe Street Bridge, mile 325.2

Date Posted: Jun 15, 2017

The Coast Guard has received a report of a 120 foot by 40 foot barge moored against the bulkhead of the Monroe Street Bridge at Mile 1.99(CORPS MILE 325.2) over the South Branch of the Chicago River until July 7, 2017.

Source: CG 9th District LNM 09242017

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Ohio River, miles 962-966, Olmstead Lock operations

Date Posted: Jun 07, 2017

.The Olmsted Project between approximate Miles 963.0 and 966.0, the navigation pass will be constricted to 480 feet. The barge configuration restriction for down-bound tows are limited to 1,200 feet by 110 feet, including towboat, maximum of 15 barges, not to exceed 3 wide for regulation barges or 2 wide for chemical/petro barges. Up-bound tows are limited to 1,400 feet by 140 feet, including towboat, maximum of 24
barges, not to exceed 4 wide. Hip barges are authorized for up-bound tows but will be included in overall barge total. A helper boat will be available during this time. Vessels may experience changes to flow and current over river dikes. Vessels are advised to exercise extreme caution when passing over the dikes. Mariners are reminded that this area is no passing, meeting overtaking or waiting/hovering zone that extends from Mile 962.0 to Mile 966.0. Mariners MUST proceed at their slowest safe speed to minimize their wake. Mariners MUST contact the Olmsted Lockmaster for clearance and any additional information.

Source: CG 8th District (Rivers) LNM 08r192017

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Chicago River, Southern Branch, work on Adams Street Bridge

Date Posted: Jun 07, 2017

From March 1, 2016 through July 1, 2017, Monday through Saturday, 0700 to 1700 and 2200 to 0500
daily, a 100 foot by 35 foot barge will be working at the Adams Street Bridge at Mile 2.08, CORPS MILE 325.1, over the South Branch of the Chicago River. The barges will move if provided a 30 minute advance notice of arrival on VHF-FM Marine Channel 16 or by calling: 708-560-1870 or 708-975-5597 .

Source: CG 9th District LNM 09232017

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Tennessee River, Miles 465-463 - river closure for event

Date Posted: Jun 07, 2017

On June 25, 2017, from 6:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m., the Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon will be held between approximate Miles 465.0 and 463.0. The COTP Ohio valley has established a Special Local Regulation for this event. No vessels will be allowed to transit between Mile 465.0 and 463.0 without the permission of the COTP Ohio Valley or a designated representative. Mariners may contact the event manager at (615) 415-3520, for additional information.

Source: CG 8th District (Rivers) LNM 08r232017

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Tombigbee River, Demopolis Lock, closure for maintenance

Date Posted: May 31, 2017

Commencing 7:00 a.m., July 5, 2017 and continuing until 7:00 p.m., July 11, 2017, Demopolis L/D in the vicinity of Mile 213.0, will be closed to navigation for repairs. Mariners may contact Anthony Perkins or Danny Hensley, BWT/Alabama-Coosa Project Management Office at (205) 752-3571, for additional information.

Source: CG 8th District (Rivers) LNM 08r222017

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Tennessee River, Wilson Lock, temporary closures between April 17 and June 29

Date Posted: May 25, 2017

Major maintenance originally scheduled at Wilson Main Lock beginning 17 April 2017 and continuing through 08 June 2017 will be extended to 29 June 2017 due to unforeseen delays in completing work.
Mariners can expect intermittent delays during working hours from 0600 to 1630. For 20 days during this period, mariners should expect a full 10 hour delay. Wilson Lock operates on a 24-hr schedule and it is anticipated that any queues that develop due to the repair work will be cleared on a nightly basis.
The Auxiliary Lock WILL NOT be available during this time. For further information or questions please Contact Donald Dean at (256)247-3311 or Wilson Lock at (256)764-5223.

Major maintenance has been scheduled at Wilson Main Lock beginning 17 April 2017
and continuing through 08 June 2017. Mariners can expect intermittent delays during working hours from 0600 to 1630. For 12 days during this period, mariners should expect a full 10 hour delay.
Wilson Lock operates on a 24-hr schedule and it is anticipated that any queues that
develop due to the repair work will be cleared on a nightly basis.
Wilson Aux Lock will not be available during this time.

Source: USACOE, Nashville

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IL: Chicago River, work on South Loomis Street Bridge

Date Posted: May 25, 2017

From May 22 through June 26, 2017 between the hours of 0700 and 1500, Monday through Friday a 120 foot by 40 foot barge will be working under the South Loomis Street Bridge at Mile 5.29 (CORPS MILE 321.9) over the South Branch of the Chicago River. The barge will move if a 30 minute advance notice is provided directly to the barge on VHF-FM Marine Channel 16 or by calling the Loomis Street Bridge at: 312-747-2470.

Source: CG 9th District LNM 09212017

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TN: Nashville, Cumberland River, CSX RR Bridge damaged

Date Posted: May 25, 2017

The CSX Railroad Bridge has been damaged. The COTP Ohio Valley has issued a Safety Advisory from Mile 190.2 to Mile 190.6. The upstream rest pier has been destroyed resulting in a submerged debris field near the navigation channel. The debris field is approximately 12 feet below the water surface at its shallowest depth and is marked with a lighted buoy, white with an orange band, marked “submerged obstruction”, displaying a
flashing white light. Mariners should approach the bridge area with caution. Mariners may contact the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Waterways Management Division through the Sector Command Center via VHF-FM Channel 16 or at (502) 779-5422, for additional information.

Source: CG 8th District (Rivers) LNM 08r212017

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Tennessee River, Fort Loudon Lock, delays for pleasure craft

Date Posted: May 25, 2017

Commencing June 15, 2017 and continuing until July 16, 2017, intermittent delays for recreational traffic can be expected at the Fort Loudoun L/D in the vicinity of Mile 602.3. There is no auxiliary lock available at this location. Mariners may contact the lock at (865) 986-8051, for additional information.

Source: CG 8th District (Rivers) LNM 08r212017

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