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Drawbridge Operating 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 Sabula Railroad Drawbridge, Mile 535.0, Upper Mississippi River at Sabula, Iowa. This deviation allows the drawbridge to remain closed to navigation for 50 days from 12:01 a.m., January 20, 2002, until 12:01 a.m., March 11, 2002. The drawbridge shall open on signal if at least twenty-four (24) hours advance notice is given.


This temporary deviation is effective from 12:01 a.m., January 20, 2002, until 12:01 a.m., March 11, 2002.


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 (obr), 1222 Spruce Street, St. Louis, MO 63103-2832. The Bridge Administration Branch maintains the public docket for this temporary deviation.

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Roger K. Wiebusch, Bridge Administrator, at (314) 539-3900, extension 378.

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The I & M Rail Link Railroad requested a temporary deviation on December 20, 2001 from the drawbridge operation regulations to allow the bridge owner time for preventative maintenance. The drawbridge operation regulations require that the drawbridge open on signal.

The Sabula Railroad Drawbridge provides a vertical clearance of 18.1 feet above normal pool in the closed-to-navigation position. Navigation on the waterway consists primarily of commercial tows and recreational watercraft. This deviation has been coordinated with waterway users. There were no objections.

This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation from 12:01 a.m., January 20, 2002 to 12:01 a.m., March 11, 2002 with openings provided upon receipt of twenty-four (24) hours advance notice.

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Dated: January 15, 2002.

Roy J. Casto,

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

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[FR Doc. 02-2545 Filed 1-31-02; 8:45 am]