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  • Comments sought on drawbridge opening schedule data form
    Comments sought on drawbridge opening schedule data form
    Ever wish a drawbridge you have to cruise your boat under opened on a more convenient schedule? The United States Coast Guard (USCG) gets about 150 requests per year to change schedules. The requests come from both bridge owners and boaters. USCG...
  • Drawbridge denied
    Significant 'safety' changes alter the character of Disney's iconic castle
    It seems that every now and then a longstanding Disneyland quirk becomes untrue. Recently it was the park's reclusive Club 33, a members-only restaurant whose famously innocuous entrance was swapped for a more brazen doorway flanked by...
  • Elizabeth River crossings closed to boat traffic for bridge repairs
    Elizabeth River crossings closed to boat traffic for bridge repairs
    Segments of the Elizabeth River in Virginia will be closed to boat traffic at times during the next month or so. The Coast Guard announced on Tuesday, Nov. 5 that bridges will be out for repairs in two places, blocking passage for recreational and...
  • Elizabeth River branch to be closed to boaters in July
    Elizabeth River branch to be closed to boaters in July
    The Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River in Norfolk Virginia will be blocked to boaters for more than a week in July. The Norfolk Southern 5 Railroad Bridge at mile 1.1 in Norfolk will be shut. The Coast Guard made the announcement on Tuesday,...
  • Bridge over York River to be blocked to boats next week
    Bridge over York River to be blocked to boats next week
    The George P. Coleman Memorial Swing Bridge over the York River will be closed for the third time so far this year for repairs. This time, the bridge will be down for more than a week between Sunday, June 9 at 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 16...