With marine openings at the Gwynn’s Island bridge scheduled to be suspended as of Friday, Aug. 19, two response boats at U.S. Coast Guard Station Milford Haven will be temporarily relocated.
A $10.7 million maintenance project will begin at the bridge later this month to improve the mechanical and electrical elements that operate the bridge’s movable swing span. The project will also make structural steel repairs and renovate the bridge tender house. This work, which is anticipated to be completed by April 2023, forced changes in how the Coast Guard station conducts business.
Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Montross) reminded constituents in an email that two Coast Guard assets—the 45-foot Response Boat-Medium and the 49-foot Buoy Utility Stern Boat—will be moved elsewhere until the bridge is once again operable.
The station’s 29-foot Response Boat and its Trailerable Aids to Navigation Boat will remain at the station to support mariners in Mathews County and the surrounding areas, he sa...
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