Coast Guard, DHS.
Notice of temporary deviation from regulations.
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Craigie Bridge across the Charles River at mile 1.0, at Boston, Massachusetts. Under this temporary deviation the bridge may remain in the closed position for two hours to facilitate a public event, the Boston Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration. This deviation is necessary to facilitate public safety during a public event.
This deviation is effective from 11 p.m. on July 4, 2008 through 1 a.m. on July 5, 2008.
Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG-2008-0319 and are available online at http://www.regulations.gov. They are also available for inspection or copying at two locations: The Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, and the First Coast Guard District, Bridge Branch Office, 408 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02110, between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
John McDonald, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, at (617) 223-8364.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The Craigie Bridge, across the Charles River at mile 1.0, at Boston, Massachusetts, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 13.5 feet at normal pool elevation above the Charles River Dam. The existing drawbridge operation regulation is listed at 33 CFR 117.591(e).
The waterway is predominantly a recreational waterway supporting various size vessels. The facilities were notified regarding this closure and no objections were received.
The owner of the bridge, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), requested a temporary deviation to facilitate public safety during a public event, the Boston Fourth of July Celebration.
Under this temporary deviation, in effect from 11 p.m. on July 4, 2008 through 1 a.m. on July 5, 2008, the Craigie Bridge at mile 1.0, across the Charles River at Boston, Massachusetts, may remain in the closed position.
Vessels that can pass under the bridge without a bridge opening may do so at all times.
In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the bridge must return to its regular operating schedule immediately at the end of the designated time period. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35.Start Signature
Dated: May 6, 2008.
Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. E8-10708 Filed 5-13-08; 8:45 am]
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