BRIDGE CLOSURE UPDATES 12/16/2011
FEC Railroad Bridge
The FEC bridge in downtown Jacksonville is currently operating normally. However, FEC asked the USCG for another closure beginning in mid-January for continued repairs. After reviewing the original request and considering public input, USCG has authorized the following amended closure:
“The Coast Guard has approved a request from the bridge owner of the FEC Railroad Bridge across the St Johns River mile 24.9, Jacksonville, Florida to close this bridge to navigation from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily Sunday through Thursday starting January 15, 2012, until March 29, 2012.”
Ortega River Drawbridge
The Ortega River Bridge schedule continues to be enigmatic. We are now being told that repairs will continue well into February. There has not been any threat of a complete closure to marine traffic through lockdowns of one or the other spans at a time continue to be expected. This condition leaves a 25-foot wide horizontal clearance. As always, we’ll pass on new information as we hear it. Safe Travels!