The next few weeks will see continued, intermittent closures with our closest railroad bridge. This will have little or no impact to our customers approaching from the East, except for those looking to refuel with one of our neighboring facilities. Boaters trying to leave the Ortega River from anywhere East of us will need to pay attention to the planned closure schedule. The following info regarding that is from City Dock Master Jim Suber:
The McGirts Creek CSX Railroad bridge on the Ortega river will be closed to vessel traffic for maintenance on the following dates:
Wednesday February 22nd : 1000 – 1400 hrs
Thursday February 23rd: 1000 – 1400 hrs
Tuesday February 28th : 1000 – 1400 hrs
Wednesday March 1st : 1000 – 1400 hrs
Thursday March 2nd : 1000 – 1400 hrs
While they are working on the movable section they will not be able to raise that portion of bridge. In the case of an extreme emergency, and the bridge has to be raised, they can and will have a plan to tie everything down.
Alvin Young l CSX Transportation, Inc.
Bridge Manager-Waycross, Ga