MILE 190.8 - BRIDGE DEMOLITION
I-270 Canal Bridge: explosive demolition of the old I-270 Chain of Rocks Canal Bridge is scheduled for 2/3/2105 (upstream structure). The structure will be dropped and then removed from the waterway within 24-hours, during which time the waterway will be blocked to marine traffic.
MILE 185.5 - L/D 27 CLOSURES - UPDATE
01/31/15, 0600-1800 Lock 27 main lock closure, installation of support channels, usings divers, for the cell armor plating. Navigation will also be closed on the following shceduled dates for maintenance and repair: Commencing 01/29/15 and continuing until 2/16/15, from 0600 a.m. until 0600 p.m., each day. Commencing 2/14/15 and continuing until 02/16/15, from 0600 a.m. until 0600 p.m., each day. A helper boat is being provided during the construction period for north bound approaches to the main lock, in order to protect the areas of construction. L/D 27 (Auxillary Chamber) will remain closed until 3/21/15, for repairs. Navigation interests should be alert, special instructions that may be issued by the lockmaster.
MILE 180.0 - BRIDGE MAINTENANCE
Eads Bridge; Due to a containment system, hanging below the bridge in all three spans remains suspended 3 feet below low steel. Work barges may be spudded down in the MO and IL spans. At times a work barge may be in the center span located next to the piers with no encroachment inside the 300-foot navigational opening. Barges will be properly lit at night.
MILE 171.5 - CHANNEL CONDITION
Shoaling has been reported in the vicinity, A M/V reporteldy grounded at this location with a 9-foot draft on January 18, 2015. Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.
MILE 173.3, MILE 128.3, MILE 95.0, MILE 93.0 - AIDS TO NAVIGATION
Several buoys have been reported missing, submerged or not marking the channel due to ice. Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the listed areas.
MILE 46.0 - MILE 38.0 SUBSURFACE ROCK REMOVAL/SAFETY ZONE
Continuing until approximately 4/12/15, or until river conditions no longer permit, whichever occurs first, USACE contracted subsurface removal operations will be ongoing daily from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. The U.S. Coast Guard has established a Safety Zone, actual restrictions and times will change regulary based on work completed.
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 MV PATHFINDER will be docked until further notice.
Additional Risks / Concerns
Highs in the low 50's to upper 40's and lows in the upper 10's to low 40's. Sunday rain and show.
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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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