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Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Connecticut River, East Haddam, CT

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AGENCY:

Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION:

Notice of temporary deviation from regulations.

SUMMARY:

The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Route 82 Bridge across the Connecticut River at mile 16.8, at East Haddam, Connecticut. Under this temporary deviation, the bridge may remain in the closed position for two nights only from 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. between October 30, 2006 and November 4, 2006. The exact dates to be selected will be determined by favorable weather conditions. This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.

DATES:

This deviation is effective from October 30, 2006 through November 4, 2006.

ADDRESSES:

Materials referred to in this document are available for inspection or copying at the First Coast Guard District, Bridge Branch Office, One South Street, New York, New York, 10004, between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is (212) 668-7165. The First Coast Guard District Bridge Branch Office maintains the public docket for this temporary deviation.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Judy Leung-Yee, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, at (212) 668-7165.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Route 82 Bridge, across the Connecticut River at mile 16.8, at East Haddam, Connecticut, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 22 feet at mean high water and 25 feet at mean low water. The existing drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.205(c).

The owner of the bridge, the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation, requested a temporary deviation to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance, replacement of the castern drive unit. The bridge will not be able to open while the bridge maintenance is underway.

Under this temporary deviation, the Route 82 Bridge may remain in the closed position for two nights only from 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. from October 30, 2006 through November 4, 2006. The exact dates selected will be determined by favorable weather conditions for that evening. The work to be performed must be done under good weather conditions.

In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(c), this work will be performed with all due speed in order to return the bridge to normal operation as soon as possible.

Should the bridge maintenance authorized by this temporary deviation be completed before the end of the effective period published in this notice, the Coast Guard will rescind the remainder of this temporary deviation, and the bridge shall be returned to its normal operating schedule. Notice of the above action shall be provided to the public in the Local Notice to Mariners and the Federal Register, where practicable.

This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35.

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Dated: October 12, 2006.

Gary Kassof,

Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District.

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[FR Doc. E6-17609 Filed 10-19-06; 8:45 am]

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