Notice to Navigation 2021-018 Okeechobee Waterway - St. Lucie Canal Additional Scheduled Closure for Maintenance - CSX Railroad Bridge Indiantown - 26 July to 28 July


US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS                        NOTICE NUMBER: 018         
JACKSONVILLE DISTRICT                                      LOCAL NUMBER: 2021018           

ATTN: CESAJ-OD-SN                                                WATERWAY:  OKEECHOBEE WATERWAY
PO Box 4970                                                            EFFECTIVE: 07/26/2021 00:00 thru 07/28/2021



26 July 2021 to 28 July 2021

a.     33 CFR Navigation and Navigable Waters

1. Notice to Navigation

Notice is given that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been notified of the following scheduled   

closure of the CSX Railroad Bridge in Indiantown, Florida for underground utility installation. The following provides pertinent information:

PCL Civil Constructors Inc, acting on behalf of the bridge owner, CSX Transportation, has requested to temporarily deviate from drawbridge operating regulations and block the channel in the southern opening of the Seaboard Systems Railroad Swing Bridge over the St Lucie Canal (Okeechobee Waterway) mile 28.2 at Indiantown, Florida.

From 7 a.m. on July 26, 2021 through 5:30 p.m. on July 28, 2021 the bridge will remain closed to navigation, except that on July 27, 2021 at 11 a.m. the bridge will open for the passage of vessels.

- At all times, the southern channel (right descending channel) will be blocked and no vessel may pass.

- At all times, the northern channel (left descending channel) shall remain clear for vessels able to pass without an opening.

- Work will be conducted during the hours of 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; during non-work hours all in-water equipment shall be properly lighted.

The U.S. Coast Guard will announce a detailed schedule to the temporary channel restriction in the Local Notice to Mariners and via a Broadcast Notice to Mariners.

This authorization may not be changed or extended without written approval from the U.S. Coast Guard. This temporary authorization is conditional and may be withdrawn at any time if the U.S. Coast Guard determines that the safety of human life, the environment, or the needs of navigation become endangered.

The imposition of civil penalties may result for failure to ensure that all requirements of this temporary authorization are followed in their entirety.

For waterways information or questions, call or e-mail U.S. Coast Guard Sector Miami, Waterways Management Division; telephone 305-535-4317, email; D07-PF-SECMIAMI-MARINE-PERMITS@USCG.MIL.

View the Coast Guard Local Notice to Mariners on pages 66-67:

The railroad swing bridge at Indiantown bridge tender can be reached by either radio or phone for latest information during normal operating hours.

Normal hours 7A-5P.
Marine Radio channel 9.
Phone 772-597-3822.

2.  Contact Information

For up-to-date Lock information contact the shift operator 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at:

St. Lucie Lock & Dam 772-287-2665 or 863-662-9148

Port Mayaca Lock & Dam 561-924-2858 or 863-662-9424

Moore Haven Lock & Dam 863-946-0414 or 863-662-9533

Ortona Lock & Dam 863-675-0616 or 863- 662-9846

WP Franklin Lock & Dam 239-694-5451 or 863-662-9908

Canaveral Lock 321-783-5421 or 863-662-0298 (6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.)

Tammy Cleveland
Deputy Chief, South Florida Operations Office

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W.P. Franklin Lock          239-694-5451

Ortona Lock                     863-675-0616

Moore Haven Lock          863-946-0414

Port Mayaca Lock           561-924-2858

St. Lucie Lock                  772-287-2665

Canaveral Lock               321-783-5421

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P. O. Box 4970
Jacksonville, FL 32232-0019


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
South Florida Operations Office
525 Ridgelawn Road
Clewiston, FL 33440-5399
Phone: 863-983-8101