Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
The County of Alameda Public Works Department has requested a temporary change to the operation of the Park Street Drawbridge, mile 5.2, over Oakland Inner Harbor Tidal Canal, at Alameda, CA. The drawbridge navigation span provides a vertical clearance of 15 feet above Mean High Water in the closed-to-navigation position. The draw opens on signal; except that, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday except Federal holidays, the draw need not be opened for the passage of vessels. However, the draw shall open during the closed periods for vessels which must, for reasons of safety, move on a tide or slack water, if at least two hours notice is given. Navigation on the waterway is commercial and recreational.
The Alameda (south) side of the bridge leaf of the double bascule drawspan may be secured in the closed-to-navigation position from 7 a.m., July 9, 2012 to 6 p.m. on July 18, 2012, to allow the County of Alameda Public Works Agency to perform necessary repairs on the bridge. The opposite leaf will continue to operate normally, providing unlimited vertical clearance and 120 feet horizontal clearance between leafs. This temporary deviation has been coordinated with waterway users. No objections to the proposed temporary deviation were raised.
In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge 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.