« Back to News

FEC Railroad Bridge Repair Schedule09/17/2013

FEC Railroad Bridge Repair Schedule

Due to a mechanical failure, the FEC Railroad Bridge across the St Johns River, Jacksonville, Florida has been placed on a limited opening schedule. This bridge will remain open to navigation from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at all other times the bridge will be closed to navigation. The bridge owner is in the process of manufacturing a part in order to replace the broken bearing. If the bearing fails before the new part can be delivered, the bridge will need to be operated manually with additional restrictions implemented.

Chart: 11491

1pm Jag day schedule
1000 – 1300 (Pregame Opening)
1600 – 2000 (Postgame Opening)

Weekends
0900 – 1000 (Morning Opening)
1400 – 1600 (Mid-day Opening)
1900 – 2200 (Evening Opening)

Weekdays
0900 – 1000 (Morning)
1400 – 1500 (Mid Day)
1900 – 2200 (Evening)

Update December 3rd, 2013:

WEEKDAY SCHEDULE:
0900 – 1000 (Morning Opening)
1400 – 1500 (Afternoon Opening)
1900 – 2200 (Evening Opening)

THURSDAY SCHEDULE 12/5/13: (Jags Game)
0900 – 1000 (Morning Opening)
1400 – 1500 (Afternoon Opening)
1730 – 2030 (Pregame Opening)
2330 – 0230 (Postgame Opening)

Note that on Thursday’s pregame & postgame openings, FECR may need to lower the bridge two or three times to pass priority trains. Once trains pass, bridge will be promptly re-opened for any waiting boats.

FRIDAY SCHEDULE: (Construction Shutdown)
0600 – 0800 (Pre-construction Opening)

After 0800 on Friday, December 6 the bridge will be locked in the down position until 1700 on Friday, December 13 so that mechanical components can be replaced.

Update Nov.15, 2013- There is a home Jags game this Sunday, November 16 at 1PM.

The following is the bridge schedule for this weekend:

SATURDAY 11/15:
0900 – 1000 (Morning Opening)
1400 – 1600 (Mid-day Opening)
1900 – 2200 (Evening Opening)

SUNDAY 11/16: Jags Game
1000 – 1300 (Pregame Opening)
1600 – 2000 (Postgame Opening)

Note that on Sunday’s pregame opening, we may need to lower the bridge two or three times between 1000 and 1300 to pass priority trains.

Once train passes, bridge will be promptly re-opened for any waiting boats.

Thanks,

Eric Reuschling, PE
Manager Facility Maintenance
Florida East Coast Railway
904-279-3175 (O)
904-527-9341 ©

Update Oct. 28, 2013 FLORIDAGEORGIA GAME:
The Florida – Georgia game is scheduled for 3:30PM Saturday, November 2.

The following is the bridge schedule for that weekend:

SATURDAY 11/02: Florida / Georgia Game
0900 – 1000 (Morning Opening)
1100 – 1600 (Pregame Opening)
1900 – 2200 (Postgame Opening)

SUNDAY 11/03:
0900 – 1000 (Morning Opening)
1400 – 1600 (Mid-day Opening)
1900 – 2200 (Evening Opening)

Note that on Saturday’s pregame opening, there will be the need to lower the bridge two or three times between 1100 and 1600 to pass priority trains.
As soon as trains clear the bridge they will raise it for waiting boats.

Update Sept. 19, 2013:
The coast guard reports “The FEC Railroad Bridge across the St Johns River, Jacksonville, Florida will be closed to navigation from December 6 through December 13, 2013 for repairs. These dates were chosen to not interfere with the Boat Parade and other water related events scheduled in December.”