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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 in the closed position from 11 p.m. on October 21, 2005 through 6 a.m. on October 24, 2005. This temporary deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
This deviation is effective from October 21, 2005 through October 24, 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 scheduled bridge repairs, counterweight replacement. The bridge must remain in the closed position in order to perform this work.
Under this temporary deviation the NYCDOT Metropolitan Avenue Bridge may remain in the closed position from 11 p.m. on October 21, 2005 through 6 a.m. on October 24, 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: September 23, 2005.
Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 05-19948 Filed 10-4-05; 8:45 am]
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