ILLINOIS RIVER MILE 60.1 - BOAT DOCK INSTALLATION
Commencing approximately April 20, 2015 and continuing until approximately May 1, 2015, ABC Corp. will install a boat dock in the vicinity of Mile 60.1, LDB. Work will be conducted from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The contractors floating plant will consist of the M/V DREW SCOTT and a barge mounted crane. During non-working hours the contractors floating plant will be moored at the work-site and lighted accordingly. The M/V DREW SCOTT will monitor VHF-FM Channels 13 or 16. Mariners are urged to transit the area at their slowest safe speed to minimize their wake and proceed with caution.
MILE 185.5 - L/D CLOSURE
Continuing until 5:00 p.m., May 11, 2015, L/D 27 (auxiliary chamber), in the vicinity of Mile 185.5, will be closed to navigation. Navigation interests should be alert for and abide by any special instructions that may be issued by the lockmaster.
MILE 180.0 - BRIDGE MAINTENANCE
Eads Bridge; 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 Missouri and Illinois 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 1.3 - BRIDGE MAINTENANCE
Cairo Bridge; There will be intermittent placement of platforms from the LDB side of the channel to the green light which may reduce vertical clearance by 4 feet. The M/V GENE CASPER will arrive on scene on April 6, 2015 and will monitor VHF-FM Channel 7.l
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 M/V PATHFINDER will be running a channel patrol in the pools over the next week.
Additional Risks / Concerns
Highs in the mid 70s to low 60s; Lows in the mid 50s to low 40s. Chance of rain Friday night and Saturday.
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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