RR Bridge Closure, March 8-20

Heads up if you have plans to pass through Vancouver RR bridge March 8-20. It’s closed to traffic during daylight hours. See the LNM below:

Local Notice to Mariners–March 2020.
COLUMBIA RIVER – ST. HELENS TO VANCOUVER – BNSF Vancouver Railroad Bridge deviation. (Daytime 8 Mar to 20 Mar 2020)

The Coast Guard approved a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Vancouver Railroad Bridge (LLNR 11250) across the Columbia River, RM 105.6, at Vancouver, WA. This deviation is necessary to accommodate bridge equipment replacement. The deviation allows the swing span of the BNSF Vancouver Railroad Bridge to remain in the closed position, from 0700 until 1700 daily during a 14-day project from 8 Mar to 20 Mar 2020. The subject bridge may be opened for emergencies if a one-hour notice is given. Vessels that do not require a bridge opening may continue to transit beneath the bridge during this closure period. The bridge shall operate in accordance to 33 CFR §117.5 at all other times.

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