The following is posted to the Local Notice to Mariners:
FLORIDA – ST JOHNS RIVER – FEC RR BRIDGE: Temporary Deviation. 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, FL. The deviation is necessary to accommodate maintenance and repairs on the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation with partial openings at pre-determined times during the maintenance period. This deviation is effective from 1 p.m. on March 10, 2018 to 7:30 p.m. on March 23, 2018.
This temporary deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation from 1 p.m. on March 10, 2018 through 7:59 a.m. on March 18, 2018.
The bridge will be allowed to remain in the closed to navigation position with partial openings:
From 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on March 18, 2018;
from 8:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. on March 19, 2018;
from 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. on March 20, 2018;
from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.and 4:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. on March 21, 2018;
from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.and 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on March 22, 2018; and
from 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on March 23, 2018.
During these designated time periods, the bridge will provide a partial opening with a vertical clearance of 75 feet at mean high water at the center of the channel.
If you have questions on this temporary deviation, call or e-mail LT Allan Storm, U.S.
LT Allan Storm
Chief, Waterways Management Division
USCG Sector Jacksonville