Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
The Canadian Pacific Railway requested a temporary deviation for the Harry S. Truman Railroad Drawbridge, across the Missouri River, mile 359.4, at Kansas City, Missouri to remain in the closed-to-navigation position while 64 counterweight cables that facilitate movement of the lift span are replaced. The closure period will start at 7 a.m. on February 11, 2013, and continue through 11 p.m. on March 2, 2013.
Once the counterweight cables are removed, the lift span will not be able to open, even for emergencies, until the replacement of the counterweight cables are installed.
The Harry S. Truman Railroad Drawbridge currently operates in
There are no alternate routes for vessels transiting this section of the Missouri River. The Harry S. Truman Railroad Drawbridge, in the closed-to-navigation position, provides a vertical clearance of 51.3 feet above zero on W. B. gage at Kansas City, Missouri. Navigation on the waterway consists primarily of commercial tows and recreational watercraft. This temporary deviation has been coordinated with the waterway users.
In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge must return to its regular operating schedule immediately at the end of the effective period of this temporary deviation. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35.