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Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Annisquam River and Blynman Canal, Gloucester, MA

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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 SR127 Bridge at mile 0.0 across the Annisquam River and Blynman Canal. The deviation is necessary to facilitate a public event, the Yucan One-Mile Road Race, which will cross the SR127 Bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position during the deviation period.


This deviation is effective from 8:45 a.m. through 10 a.m. on April 9, 2011.


Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG-2011-0150 and are available online at, inserting USCG-2011-0150 in the “Keyword” and then clicking “Search”. They are also available for inspection or copying at 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.

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If you have questions on this rule, call or e-mail Mr. John McDonald, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District,, or telephone (617) 223-8364. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.

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The SR127 Bridge, across the Annisquam River/Blynman Canal, mile 0.0, at Gloucester, Massachusetts, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 7 feet at mean high water and 16 feet at mean low water. The drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.586.

The owner of the bridge, Massachusetts Department of Transportation, requested a temporary deviation from the regulations to facilitate the Yucan One-Mile Road Race which will pass across the SR127 Bridge.

Under this temporary deviation the SR127 Bridge may remain in the closed position between 8:45 a.m. and 10 a.m. on April 9, 2011. Vessels that can pass under the bridge in the closed position may do so at any time.

The Gloucester Harbor Master and the local marinas were notified and no objections were received.

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.

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Dated: March 8, 2011.

Gary Kassof,

Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District.

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[FR Doc. 2011-6342 Filed 3-17-11; 8:45 am]