NAV NOTICE SWL 14-04 MKARNS - River Closure at NM300.8

Published Jan. 23, 2014
Navigation Notice

Navigation Notice

The U.S. Coast Guard has closed the Arkansas River to navigation traffic at the Van Buren Railroad Drawbridge (NM 300.8).  Lift cables on one end of the navigation span have failed and the bridge is immobilized with one end of the span about fifteen feet higher than the other. 

The Railroad estimates the bridge should be in the down position by this evening, and expects the bridge will be lifted by January 28, 2014.  At that time, traffic will be allowed to pass. 

Questions or requests for additional information concerning this notice should be directed to James McKinnie in the Little Rock District Office, at (501) 324-5739 or (501)324-5096, or you may email


Kevin McDaniels

Chief, Operations Division (Acting)


Little Rock District Operations Technical Support Branch
James McKinnie

Release no. SWL 14-04