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SEABROOK RAILROAD BRIDGE (posted on 10/31/14)
Due to safety concerns regarding the deteriorated condition of metalwork of the abandoned roadways on the Seabrook Railroad Bridge, the bridge will remain in the down position (closed to marine traffic) effectively immediately, except during the following two one-hour windows:
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM & 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Seabrook Railroad Bridge will operate normally for marine traffic during these two daily one-hour windows and will be raised upon request for passage of emergency vessels anytime.
This restriction will remain in effect until the deteriorated metalwork is removed from the bridge and this work is currently scheduled to start on December 1, 2014. Once the metalwork removal project starts, the bridge will remain in the down position until work is complete and the estimated completion date is December 22, 2014. The bridge will not be raised for any vessels during the removal project due to bridge imbalance conditions.
Bridge Status & Contact Information
The Port of New Orleans owns and operates four bridges across the Inner Harbor - Navigation Canal. To help expedite vehicular traffic during peak drive times, the bridges will not be drawn for maritime traffic (except in the case of an emergency) during restricted hours on weekdays (Monday-Friday), excluding Federal Holidays. These restricted hours are known as bridge curfews.
3:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Not Applicable (Bridge is temporarily closed to vehicular traffic due to roadway conditions)
(Railroad bridge only)
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 am
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Note: From 8:00 pm until 7:00 am, 4 hours notice is required for marine openings.
For information about the IHNC locks operated by the New Orleans District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers north of the St. Claude Bridge, go to: http://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/od/lockupdates/lockstatus.asp?lockid=3