Bridge repairs to require partial blocking of Lake Okeechobee Waterway

Posted 9/20/21

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been notified of the following scheduled fender repair of the CSX Railroad Bridge in Indiantown.

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Bridge repairs to require partial blocking of Lake Okeechobee Waterway

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JACKSONVILLE — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been notified of a following scheduled fender repair of the CSX Railroad Bridge in Indiantown. 

PCL Civil Constructors Inc, acting on behalf of the bridge owner, CSX Transportation, has requested to temporarily block the channel alternating between the southern opening (right descending channel) and the northern opening (left descending channel) of the CSX Railroad Swing Bridge across the Okeechobee Waterway (St Lucie Canal), mile 28.2 at Indiantown, Florida. The operating regulation, 33 CFR §117.317(e) will remain in effect.

Under this temporary authorization, PCL Civil Constructors is authorized to block the waterway beneath the CSX Railroad Swing Bridge during the designated times and under the following conditions:

From Sept. 23, 2021 through Oct. 9, CSX Transportation’s contractor PCL Civil Constructors Inc. will be conducting rehabilitation of the navigational fender system of the northern opening (left descending channel) of the CSX Railroad Swing Bridge across the Okeechobee Waterway, St. Lucie Canal, mile 28.2 at Indiantown.

PCL Civil Constructors Inc. will temporarily block the channel alternating between the southern opening (right descending channel) and the northern opening (left descending channel) of the CSX Railroad Swing Bridge.

The contractor will work 5-day work weeks, Monday through Friday with a work schedule of 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each shift.

The left descending channel will be  completely closed to marine traffic and blocked by work barge.

The right descending channel open to marine traffic.

From Oct. 11 through Oct. 29, rehabilitation of navigational fender system of the southern opening (right descending channel).

The contractor will work 5-day work weeks, Monday through Friday with a work schedule of 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each shift.

The right descending channel completely closed to marine traffic and blocked by work barge.

The left descending channel open to marine traffic.

During non-work hours all in-water equipment shall be properly lighted.

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