The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Florida East Coast (FEC) Railroad Bridge across the St. Johns River, mile 24.9, at Jacksonville, Florida.

Please note that the bridge will be CLOSED to navigation for maintenance from February 16 through February 22, 2019.

The bridge will provide partial openings with a vertical clearance of 75 feet at mean high water at the center of the channel beginning on Saturday, February 23 through Wednesday, February 27, or until maintenance is complete.

Work will be ongoing for 24 hours a day during this period with a barge and crane in the channel. Mariners are advised to proceed with caution. Please note the following schedule and plan accordingly:

Saturday, Feb. 17 through Friday, Feb. 22 – CLOSED
Saturday, Feb. 23 – Brief Opening 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Sunday, Feb. 24 – Brief Opening 8:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Monday, Feb. 25 – Brief Opening 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 26 – Brief Opening 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 4:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 27 – Brief Opening 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 28 – OPEN and returning to normal operating schedule.

We will provide additional updates if/when this schedule changes. We recommend that boaters hail USCG on VHF 16 prior to departing the marina to confirm scheduled openings since these are subject to change.