USCG Seeks to Input on the Waterway Closure

U.S. Coast Guard officials are considering a contractor’s request to block a waterway for two weeks to allow them to demolish the old West Sammamish River Bridge at Sammamish River at Mile 0.5 near Kenmore, Washington, the USCG said Wednesday.

The contractor wants to block navigation to the waterway from midnight on Jan. 18, 2021, to 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 31, 2021.

Mariners will need to stay at least 100 yards away from the area while demolition takes place to ensure safety. Maritime first responders will be able to pass as long as they give at least 30 minutes of advance notice, though if contractors are in the middle of a lift operation maritime responders won’t be able to pass until the lift operation is complete.

Mariners have until Nov. 27 to weigh in on the request. Email to submit input.

By Sarah Spangler