Coast Guard, DHS.
Notice of temporary deviation from regulations.
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the drawbridge operation regulations for the Metropolitan Avenue Bridge, mile 3.4, across English Kills at New York City, New York. Under this temporary deviation the bridge may remain closed from 7 a.m. on March 8, 2004 through 4 p.m. on March 9, 2004, and from 7 a.m. on April 2, 2004 through 4 p.m. on April 4, 2004, to facilitate necessary bridge maintenance.
This deviation is effective from March 8, 2004 through April 4, 2004.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Joe Arca, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, at (212) 668-7069.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) Metropolitan Avenue Bridge has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 10 feet at mean high water and 15 feet at mean low water. The existing drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.801(e).
NYCDOT, requested a temporary deviation from the drawbridge operation regulations to facilitate repairs to the electrical controls at the bridge. The bridge must remain in the closed position to perform these repairs.
Under this temporary deviation the NYCDOT Metropolitan Avenue Bridge may remain in the closed position from 7 a.m. on March 8, 2004 through 4 p.m. on March 9, 2004, and from 7 a.m. on Start Printed Page 9550April 2, 2004 through 4 p.m. on April 4, 2004.
This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35, and will be performed with all due speed in order to return the bridge to normal operation as soon as possible.Start Signature
Dated: February 17, 2004.
John L. Grenier,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Commander, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 04-4491 Filed 2-27-04; 8:45 am]
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