Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
The Loop Parkway Bridge, mile 0.7, across Long Creek has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 21 feet at mean high water and 25 feet at mean low water. The existing drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.799(f).
The Meadowbrook Parkway Bridge, mile 12.8, across Sloop Channel has a vertical clearance in the closed position
The owner of the two bridges, the State of New York Department of Transportation, requested bridge closures to facilitate a public event, the 2012 March of Dimes Motorcycle Run.
Under this temporary deviation the Loop Parkway Bridge and the Meadowbrook Parkway Bridge may remain in the closed position between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on September 15, 2012, to facilitate a public event, the 2012 March of Dimes Motorcycle Run.
There are no alternate routes for vessel traffic; however, vessels that can pass under the closed draws during this closure may do so at any time. The bridges may be opened in the event of an emergency.
In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the bridge 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.