Jul

11

All,

Good afternoon. I’m writing to notify everyone that CN RR has provided the schedule for the removal and replacement of the bridge in Oshkosh. The floating of the new bridge span and removal of the existing swing bridge via barge is scheduled from 2359 on August 18 to 2359 on August 23, 2013. The swing bridge is expected to be removed by noon on August 21, with the new span already in place but not operational. The waterway would essentially be impassable throughout the entire period, but small craft that can pass under the new bridge (approximately 6 feet vertical clearance) in the closed position would be able to pass between noon on August 21 and 2359 on August 23.

We request that this information be distributed as widely as possible in the local area. We will issue our Broadcast and Local Notice to Mariners with this information, but request additional outreach be done for local users.

Please feel free to contact me at the number below, or Lee Soule at (216) 902-6085, with any questions, and thank you in advance for getting this information out.

Scot

Scot Striffler
Bridge Program Manager
Ninth Coast Guard District
(216) 902-6087
Fax: (216) 902-6088
Scot.M.Striffler@uscg.mil

Jul

1

The death of a windsurfer whose body was discovered in Lake Winnebago on Saturday is still under investigation.

Authorities have identified the 71-year-old Sheboygan Falls man but are not releasing the name pending notification of family members, said Al Erickson, Department of Natural Resources warden.

Erickson said investigators are waiting on the medical examination report before determining a final cause of death, but they do not suspect any foul play in the accident.

Lt.William Tadych of the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office said the DNR is handling the case because it is a water-related incident.

A search was launched for the man after his windsurfing board was found washed up on shore Saturday afternoon along the East Shore of Lake Winnebago. The search lasted approximately 2½ hours and the body was discovered at about 6 p.m. off the shoreline at N7156 Winnebago Drive in the Town of Fond du Lac.

The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Coast Guard searched the lake on Saturday. Also on the scene were officials from the Department of Natural Resources, a dive team and an EMS rescue crew.

via Windsurfer death under investigation | The Oshkosh Northwestern | thenorthwestern.com.