The U.S. Coast Guard will remove two of its boats from Station Milford Haven during work that’s scheduled to be completed on the Gwynn’s Island bridge between Aug. 19 to March 15.
The bridge will be completely closed to marine traffic as the Virginia Department of Transportation replaces its mechanical and electrical systems, completes spot structural steel repairs, and renovates or replaces the tender house.
Petty Officer Steve Lehmann, public affairs specialist with the 5th Coast Guard District—Portsmouth, said the station’s 49-foot Buoy Utility Stern-loading Boat, which is used by the Aids to Navigation team, will be relocated, along with the 45-foot Response Boat—Medium. These boats are too large to get under the bridge, he said.
A Trailerable Aids to Navigation Boat and a 29-foot Response Boat—Small, both of which can pass under the bridge, will remain, he said.
Lehmann said he could not provide information on where the boats will be docked. He also said he doesn’t kn...
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