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Boaters invited to comment on railroad bridge closings

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Scheduled construction on the Brightline high-speed rail system, also known as All Aboard Florida, will cross the St. Lucie and Loxahatchee rivers with more frequent bridge closures. Boaters are invited to comment on the scheduled drawbridge spans closings in Florida’s Martin and Palm Beach counties as part of a navigation feasibility survey conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard. The deadline for comments is midnight Thursday, Feb. 1.

Rep. Brian Mast (R-Fla.) requested the study to better understand how increased closures of two drawbridge spans will restrict passage for vessels. To learn more or to comment, visit the U.S. Coast Guard’s Seventh District Waterways Management Branch at goo.gl/ojQnjx.

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