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 6 a.m. to midnight from December 27, 2004 through December 29, 2004 and January 3, 2005 through January 5, 2005. This temporary deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge maintenance.
This deviation is effective from December 27, 2004 through January 5, 2005.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Judy Leung-Yee, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, at (212) 668-7195.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The 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).
The owner of the bridge, New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT), requested a temporary deviation from the drawbridge operation regulations to facilitate rehabilitation repairs 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 6 a.m. through midnight from December 27, 2004 through December 29, 2004 and January 3, 2005 through January 5, 2005.
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: December 20, 2004.
David P. Pekoske,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 04-28547 Filed 12-29-04; 8:45 am]
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