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FL: Indian River, Jay Jay RR Bridge, limited openings due to bridge repairs - UPDATE

Date Posted: Aug 18, 2017

AIWW Mile: 876.6

8/18/17: The Coast Guard has approved a Temporary Deviation to allow the NASA Railroad Bridge "Jay Jay" at mile 876.6 across the AICW to remain closed to navigation for repairs from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and then 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. daily from August 14, 2017 until 4:00 p.m. September 26, 2017. The bridge will open for navigation traffic from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. daily and then operate as normal from 4:00 p.m. until 7:59 a.m.. The Bridge will maintain normal operations on weekends. The docket for this deviation, USCG-2017-0778
is available at http://www.regulations.gov. Type the docket number in the “SEARCH” box and click “SEARCH”. Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this deviation. If you have questions on this temporary deviation, call or e-mail LT Allan Storm, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville, Waterways Management Division; telephone 904-714-7557, e-mail Allan.H.Storm@uscg.mil.

 

8/9/17: The Coast Guard has approved a request from NASA to allow the NASA Railroad Bridge "Jay Jay" at mile 876.6 across the AICW to remain closed to navigation for repairs from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and then 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. daily from August 14, 2017 until 4:00 p.m. September 8, 2017. The bridge will open for navigation traffic from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. daily and then operate as normal from 4:00 p.m. until 7:59 a.m.. The Bridge will maintain normal operations on weekends. For questions contact coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Waterways at (904) 714-7623

Source: CG 7th District LNM 07332017

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FL: West Palm Beach, temporary deviation from operating schedule for Flager, Royal Park and Southern Blvd Bridges

Date Posted: Aug 17, 2017

AIWW Mile: 1020.8

The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the operation of the Flagler Memorial (SR A1A), Royal Park (SR 704), and the Southern Boulevard (SR 700/80) bridges, across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW), miles 1020.8, 1022.6 and 1024.7 at Palm Beach, Florida. This deviation will test for 180 days a change to the drawbridge operation schedules to determine whether a permanent change to the schedules is needed. This deviation is necessary to reduce traffic congestion and ensure the safety of the roadways, while meeting the needs of waterways users, whenever the President of the United States, members of the First Family, or other persons under the protection of the Secret Service are present or expected to be visiting Mar-a-Lago. This deviation allows the Flagler Memorial and Royal Park bridges to open once an hour during a 4 hour period on weekdays when the President is staying at Mar-a-Lago, and the Southern Boulevard Bridge to remain closed to navigation when the presidential motorcade is in transit.

This deviation is effective from September 1, 2017, until February 27, 2018.

 Comments and related material must reach the Coast Guard on or before October 16, 2017.

When the President of the United States, members of the First Family, or other persons under the protection of the Secret Service are present or expected to be present at Mar-a-Lago, traffic backups have been caused by drawbridge openings in the Palm Beach area. The increase in traffic occurs due to the closure of Southern Boulevard when the President is visiting Mar-a-Lago. This requires through traffic to use the Flagler Memorial and Royal Park Bridges to cross the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW). Due to the increased traffic using the Flagler Memorial and Royal Park bridges when the President is in town, the Mayor of Palm Beach has asked the Coast Guard and the bridge owner, Florida Department of Transportation, to test a change to the operating regulations of those bridges.

During this temporary deviation, the Flagler Memorial and Royal Park Bridges will only be required to open once an hour, on the quarter and half hour, respectively, starting at 2:15 p.m. through 5:30 p.m. during the weekdays only. The Flagler memorial Bridge will open at 2:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m., weekdays, if vessels are requesting an opening. The Royal Park (Middle) Bridge will open at 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., weekdays, if vessels are requesting an opening.

The operating schedule of the Southern Boulevard Bridge, which is closest to Mar-a-Lago and also crosses the AICW, will not be affected during the aforementioned times. However it will be allowed to remain closed whenever the presidential motorcade is in transit. At all other times all three bridges will operate per their normal schedules. The current operating regulation is under 33 CFR 117.261 at paragraphs (u), (v), and (w), respectively

Editor Note: Additional details may be found in the Federal Register.

Source: Federal Register 8/17/17

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FL: New Smyrna Beach, George Musson (Coronado Beach) Bridge, change in operating schedule

Date Posted: Aug 15, 2017

AIWW Mile: 845.0

The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the Coronado Beach (George Musson) Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 845, at New Smyrna Beach, FL. This rule will change the existing 20 minute opening schedule to a 30 minute opening schedule between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. The rule will also add the local bridge name to the regulation published in the Code of Federal Regulations, George Musson/Coronado Beach (SR44).

This rule is effective September 14, 2017.

Source: Federal Register 8/15/17

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FL: Biscayne Bay, shoaling

Date Posted: Aug 09, 2017

AIWW Mile: 1080.0

The U.S. Coast Guard received a report of severe shoaling in the vicinity of Bakers Haulover Buoy 7A (LLNR 47824) reducing the width of the channel to 20 yards. MARINERS ARE ADVISED TO EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION AND LOCAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE CHANNEL CONDITIONS IS RECOMMENDED BEFORE ATTEMPTING PASSAGE.

Source: CG 7th District LNM 07322017

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FL: Sawpit Creek, aid to navigation missing

Date Posted: Aug 03, 2017

AIWW Mile: 731.0

Sawpit Creek Daybeacon 50 (LLNR 38195) is destroyed. The wreckage is marked with a TRLB displaying Fl Q R characteristics in position 30-30-01.960N / 081-28-03.402W. Mariners are advised to exercise caution while transiting the area.

Source: CG 7th District LNM 07312017

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FL: St Johns River, Mount Royal Daybeacon 60 destroyed

Date Posted: Jul 13, 2017

Mount Royal Daybeacon 60 (LLNR 8490) is reported destroyed with approximately 2 feet of the wood pile exposed above the waterline. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area.

Source: CG 7th District LNM 07282017

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FL: Miami Harbor, Malloy Channel, shoaling

Date Posted: Jul 13, 2017

Shoaling has been reported in Malloy Channel 100 feet off the southeast corner of Causeway Island. The water depths have been reported as low as 4 feet at low tide in position 25-46.21N / 080-08.58W. Mariners are strongly encouraged to use extreme caution while transiting the area.

Source: CG 7th District LNM 07282017

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FL: Sebastian Inlet, private aid to navigation destroyed

Date Posted: Jul 06, 2017

Private aid Sebastian Inlet Daybeacon 20 (LLNR 9810.3) is reported destroyed. The wreckage is under the waterline and may pose a hazard to navigation. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area.

Source: CG 7th District LNM 07272017

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FL: Indian River North, nav aid destroyed

Date Posted: Jul 06, 2017

AIWW Mile: 884.0

Indian River North Section Light 41 (LLNR 41400) has been reported destroyed. The steel pile wreckage is submerged approximately 1ft under the waterline and may pose a hazard to navigation. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area.

Source: CG 7th District LNM 07272017

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FL: Indian River South, nav aid destroyed

Date Posted: Jun 29, 2017

AIWW Mile: 986.5

Indian River South Section Daybeacon 235 (LLNR 45875) is destroyed. Wreckage is marked with a TRLB, Fl Q G characteristics in position 27-10-41.771N / 080-11-02.318W. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area.

Source: CG 7th District LNM 07262017

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