Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Proposed Bridgework

By Karen Robes Meeks

US Coast Guard officials are asking the maritime stakeholders to weigh in on a Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co. plan to construct a movable railroad bridge across Salmon Bay near Ballard Locks in Seattle, Wash.

The input will help the Coast Guard set the horizontal and vertical navigation requirements for the proposed bridge set to replace the current unlimited vertical clearance bascule bridge. The proposed vertical-lift bridge will have a finite vertical clearance which should be able to accommodate present and future vessels.

Comments must be submitted by Oct. 31 and sent to Commander, Thirteenth Coast Guard District by email at d13-pf-d13bridges@uscg.mil or by calling the bridge administrator’s office at 206-220-7282 or 7234.