Navigation Restriction - Windsor Reach, Hawkesbury River - Old Windsor Bridge demolition works - Blocked channel

Windsor Reach, Hawkesbury River
OLD WINDSOR BRIDGE DEMOLITION WORKS – BLOCKED CHANNEL
Tuesday 1 September 2020 until further notice.

THE WORKS

Vessel operators are advised that demolition works on the Old Windsor Bridge which spans the Hawkesbury River at Windsor Reach will commence on Tuesday 1 September 2020 with completion expected by the end of December 2020.

EXCLUSION ZONE

Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of the Hawkesbury River from Windsor Wharf to 100 metres upstream of the old Windsor Road Bridge between the above dates.

The Zone will be marked by yellow buoys with flashing yellow lights displayed between dusk and dawn.

NAVIGATION WARNING

Due to the nature and unpredictable schedule of works, vessel operators are advised to exercise extreme caution and avoid transitting the area including passing through the bridge spans until further notice.

Removal of each bridge span will affect the navigable channel, closing the river for periods of up to 24hrs at a time. Operators transiting in the vicinity of these works must not exceed 4 knots and minimise vessel wash.  

This navigation warning remains in place for the duration of the works.

DIRECTIONS

Transport for NSW advises:  

  1. Vessels are required to maintain a safe distance and speed from the works and operators are reminded that the production of wash which impacts unreasonably on the works is an offence (Marine Safety Regulation 2016 – clause 11(2) - Maximum Penalty $5,500.00)
  2. Persons within the vicinity of the works must comply with any directions given by a Boating Safety Officer or Police Officer in relation to the works or to marine safety. Failure to comply with any such direction is an offence (Marine Safety Act 1998, s 15A - Maximum Penalty $3,300.00).
  3. No unauthorised vessels or persons are permitted to enter the ‘Zone’ at all times, and to do so may be an offence (Marine Safety Act 1998, s 12(5) – Maximum Penalty $1,100.00)

MAPS & CHARTS AFFECTED

Transport for NSW Boating Map – 9C

For further information concerning this Navigation Restriction, please contact Transport for NSW (Maritime) Info line on 13 12 36.

MARINE NOTICE SY2014

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