The Delaware Department of Transportation, who owns and operates the Rehoboth Avenue (SR 1A) Bridge, at mile 6.7, Rehoboth, DE, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulation for painting, mechanical, and structural work to be performed on the bridge. Under this temporary deviation, the bridge will remain in the closed-to-navigation position from Monday, May 13, 2019, and Saturday, August 31, 2019; Mon-Fri; from 8 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position. The
drawbridge is a bascule bridge with a vertical clearance in the closed-to-navigation position of 16 feet above mean high water; however, the maintenance will require a containment structure to hang below the bridge reducing the vertical clearance to 13 feet above mean high water throughout the maintenance period. The bridge will be unable to open for emergency vessels. Mariners should use caution when transiting the area.