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Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Mississippi River, Iowa and Illinois

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Coast Guard, DOT.


Temporary deviation.


The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District has authorized a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the Burlington Northern Railroad Drawbridge, Mile 0.2, St. Croix River at Prescott, Wisconsin. This deviation allows the drawbridge to remain closed to navigation for 29 days November 16, until December 15, 2001. This action will facilitate maintenance work on the bridge.


This temporary deviation is effective from 12:01 a.m., November 16, 2001, until 12:01 a.m., December 15, 2001.

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Roger K. Wiebusch, Bridge Administrator, Commander (obr), Eighth Coast Guard District, 1222 Spruce Street, St. Louis, MO 63103-2832, (314) 539-3900, extension 378.

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The Burlington Northern Railroad Drawbridge provides a vertical clearance of 20.4 feet above normal pool in the closed to navigation position. Navigation on the waterway is a mixture of recreational boating and commercial tows. This deviation has been coordinated with waterway users. No objections were received.

This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation from 12:01 a.m., November 16, 2001 to 12:01 a.m., December 15, 2001. The bridge will open during this period of time upon receipt of 24 hours advance notice.

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Dated: November 20, 2001.

Roy J. Casto,

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

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[FR Doc. 01-30476 Filed 12-7-01; 8:45 am]