MILE 183.2 - BRIDGE MAINTENANCE
Merchants Railroad Bridge; Core drilling near bridge piers will be ongoing beginning August 18, 2014, daylight hours only. Drilling will be performed from barge spudded in alignment with the existing piers; no encroachment on navigation clearance is anticipated. Mariners are urged to transit the bridge with caution.
MILE 180 - BRIDGE MAINTENANCE
Eads Bridge; The containment system in the center span 300-foot navigational opening between the red triagles has been raised to within 6-10 inches of low steel. The containment system located in the Illinois and Missouri spans remain suspended 3 feet below low steel. Work barges are spudded down on the backsides of the main navigation channel piers. Barges will be properly lit at night.
MAINTENANCE DREDGING AT SEMO PORT AND KASKASKIA L&D
Luhr Brothers will be performing maintenance dredging at SEMO Port starting approximately on 9/3/14 thru 9/8/14 and at Kaskaskia L&D starting approximately on 9/8/14 thru 9/16/14. Please contact Kaskaskia L&D for passing instructions at the lock.
Channel Marker Status
Be aware that there may be other buoys off station/missing than the ones mentioned in this report. Mariners should use caution.
The Pathfinder is on the Illinois River this week and will not be running a buoy patrol next week.
Additional Risks / Concerns
Chance of rain and thunderstorms Wednesday thru Sunday with highs in the mid to low 90's and lows in the mid to low 70's.
For additional info about New River Training Structures, see the link below:
For the most recent channel patrol and predredge surveys, see the link below:
The new electronic Navigation charts for the Upper Mississippi River are now available online for download or to order at the below link: http://www2.mvr.usace.army.mil/NIC2/
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