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Drawbridge Operating Regulation; Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, LA

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AGENCY:

Coast Guard, DOT.

ACTION:

Notice of temporary deviation from regulations.

SUMMARY:

The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the SR 46 (St. Claude Avenue) bridge across the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, mile 0.5 (GIWW mile 6.2 East of Harvey Lock) in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana. This deviation allows the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans to close the bridge to navigation from 6 a.m. until midnight on Saturday, October 27, 2001. This temporary deviation is issued to allow for the repair of the riverside operating strut guide of the bridge.

DATES:

This deviation is effective from 6 a.m. until midnight on Saturday, October 27, 2001.

ADDRESSES:

Unless otherwise indicated, documents referred to in this notice are available for inspection or copying at the office of the Eighth Coast Guard District, Bridge Administration Branch, Commander (ob), 501 Magazine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130-3396. The Bridge Administration Branch maintains the public docket for this temporary deviation.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

David Frank, Bridge Administration Branch, telephone (504) 589-2965.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The St. Claude Avenue bascule bridge across the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, mile 0.5 (GIWW mile 6.2 East of Harvey Lock) in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, has a vertical clearance of 1 foot above high water in the closed-to-navigation position and unlimited in the open-to-navigation position. Navigation on the waterway consists mainly of tugs with tows and some ships. The bridge owner requested a temporary deviation from the normal operation of the drawbridge in order to accommodate repair work on the bridge. These repairs are necessary for the continued operation of the bridge.

This deviation allows the draw of the St. Claude Avenue bascule bridge across the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, mile 0.5 (GIWW mile 6.2 East of Harvey Lock), to remain closed to navigation from 6 a.m. until midnight on Saturday, October 27, 2001.

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Dated: October 5, 2001.

Roy J. Casto,

Rear Admiral, U. S. Coast Guard, Commander Eighth Coast Guard District.

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[FR Doc. 01-26163 Filed 10-16-01; 8:45 am]

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