Federal Register: January 14, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 10)
DOCID: FR Doc 05-791
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
CFR Citation: 33 CFR Part 117
CGD ID: [CGD01-04-156]
ACTION: Drawbridge operations:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from regulations.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Merrimack River, MA
DATES: This deviation is effective from January 22, 2005 through February 3, 2005.
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the drawbridge operation regulations for the Essex Merrimack Bridge, mile 5.8, across the Merrimack River, at Newburyport, Massachusetts. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position from January 22, 2005 through February 3, 2005. This temporary deviation is necessary to facilitate structural repairs at the bridge.
The Essex Merrimack Bridge, at mile 5.8, across the Merrimack River, has a vertical clearance of 15 feet at mean high water, and 22 feet at mean low water in the closed position. The existing regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.605(c).
The bridge owner, Massachusetts Highway Department, requested a temporary deviation from the drawbridge operating regulations to facilitate necessary structural repairs to the balance wheels at the bridge.
This deviation to the operating regulations allows the bridge to remain in the closed position from January 22, 2005 through February 3, 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.
Dated: January 7, 2005.
Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 05791 Filed 11305; 8:45 am]
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
John McDonald, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, at (617) 2238364.