Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Black Warrior River, Eutaw, Alabama
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Norfolk Southern Railroad vertical lift span bridge across the Black Warrior River, mile 267.8, at Eutaw, Greene County, Alabama. This deviation is necessary to install drive motors necessary for the continued safe operation of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed for two (2) three-hour periods daily, Monday through Thursday for two consecutive weeks. Additionally, this deviation allows the bridge to be closed continuously eight hours nightly on the following week, Monday evening through Friday morning. This deviation is necessary to install new bushings to the primary drive axle.
Safety Zone; Tennessee River, Chattanooga, TN
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the waters of the Tennessee River beginning at mile marker 463.7 and ending at mile marker 464.5, extending bank to bank near Chattanooga, Tennessee. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect persons and property from potential damage and safety hazards during a fireworks display on or over the navigable waterway. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulations; Cumberland River Dragon Boat Festival, Cumberland River, Nashville, TN
The Coast Guard will enforce a special local regulation for the ``Cumberland River Dragon Boat Festival'' on the Cumberland River from mile marker 190.0 to mile marker 192.0 on September 10, 2016, to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters during the Cumberland River Dragon Boat Festival. Our regulation for Recurring Marine Events in Captain of the Port Ohio Valley Zone identifies the regulated area for this event. During the enforcement period, no vessel may enter into, transit through or anchor in the regulated area unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Ohio Valley or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Hackensack River, Jersey City, NJ
The Coast Guard is temporarily modifying the operating schedule that governs the Route 1 & 9 (Lincoln Highway) Bridge across the Hackensack River, mile 2.0, Jersey City, New Jersey. The bridge owner, New Jersey Department of Transportation, submitted a request to restrict bridge openings during the morning and afternoon rush hour periods to alleviate traffic congestion resulting from area roadway closures. It is expected that this change to the regulations would provide relief to vehicular traffic while continuing to meet the reasonable needs of navigation.
Regulated Navigation Area; Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, ME and Portsmouth, NH
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary regulated navigation area (RNA) on the Piscataqua River near the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, ME between Henderson Point Light on Seavey Island and the Memorial Bridge. This RNA establishes speed restrictions to eliminate vessel wake which could endanger the lives of divers and support crews working at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. The speed restrictions apply to all vessels transiting the regulated area unless authorized by the First Coast Guard District Commander or the Captain of the Port (COTP), Sector Northern New England.
Special Local Regulation; Louisville Dragon Boat Festival, Ohio River
The Coast Guard will enforce a special local regulation for the Louisville Dragon Boat Festival on the Ohio River, from mile marker 603.0 and ending at 603.5. This rule is effective from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on September 9, 2016 and from 7 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on September 10, 2016. During the enforcement period, no vessel may transit this regulated area unless registered with the sponsor as a participant or an official patrol vessel, or unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, Tacony, PA and Palmyra, NJ
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the SR 73/Tacony-Palmyra bridge, across the Delaware River, mile 107.2, at Tacony, PA and Palmyra, NJ. The deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge maintenance and repairs. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.