The First Coast's Boating, Fishing and Watersports Magazine & Marine Directory

 

You are here: jax boating magazine > boating news

Portions of St. Johns River closed to boat traffic Saturday, Sunday
Mechanical failures and excess weekend traffic will affect vessel traffic

Posted Oct. 20, 2013

 
e-mail E-mail this page
print Printer-friendly page

ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla., The captain of the port of Jacksonville, Fla., advises all mariners portions of the St. Johns River in Jacksonville will be closed intermittently to boating traffic Saturday and Sunday.

The closures are necessary to accommodate increased vehicle traffic on the Main Street Bridge for the Jacksonville Jaguars football game Sunday and due to a mechanical failure on the Florida East Coast Railroad Bridge at mile 24.9.

The East Coast Railroad Bridge will be open for vessel traffic as follows:

Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with two closings for rail traffic, and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Limited openings will continue until repairs to the railroad bridge are completed.
The Main Street Bridge will be closed to vessel traffic Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mariners may contact the bridge tender on VHF Channel 9 or 16 for additional information.

 
e-mail E-mail this page
print Printer-friendly page
 
 
Latest articles in Boating News
 
Recovery Tips for Boats Damaged by Tornados: Apr. 29, 2014
4 Important things to do right now
 
Sailboat Hits Main Street Bridge: Apr. 16, 2014
The incident happened around noon on April 10th
 
Coast Guard Rescues 5 People from Flooding Vessel 50 Miles Offshore of Fernandina Beach: Apr. 10, 2014
Coast Guard towed "Belle Amie" to Jacksonville marina
 
Effective Immediately: SeaBuoy Offshore of St. Augustine, Florida is no Longer Supported: Feb. 20, 2014
Funding issues are affecting National Data Buoy Center buoys
 
After the Nation's Cold Snap, Boat Owners Should Check the Boat: Jan. 9, 2014
Whether your boat is stored in or out of the water, here are a few things to look out for.
 

Contact Us | FAQ | Advertising | Web Design Service| About Us
Toll Free 1-877-228-1569

Jacksonville-Boating.com and JaxBoating.net
Copyright 2006-2015 Atlantic Coast Boating