Waterways Ireland has been advised by the Office of Public Works that it will conduct flow measurements at Athlone town bridge on Monday morning 15th May from 1000hrs onwards.
These measurements will take place across the full width of the river and will be undertaken with a small remotely operated vessel.
Safety personnel will be placed north and south of the bridge to warn oncoming boating traffic of the activity.
Masters are requested to proceed with due caution on approach to the navigation arch and note any instructions and directions from safety personnel.
Waterways Ireland thanks its customers for their co-operation in this matter.
Waterways Ireland has been advised by Westmeath Co. Co. that work to the underside of the navigation arch will take place in late Oct /early Nov and will last for a period of 3 to 4 weeks.
During this time available airdraft will be reduced.
A further Marine Notice will issue shortly.
Waterways Ireland has been advised by the OPW of their intention to take flow measurements from Athlone Town Bridge today Fri 25 Oct and also on Tues 29 Oct.
These measurements will hinder passage through the navigational arch but only for short periods of time. Masters should approach the bridge with due caution and be prepared to delay their passage until the navigation is clear.
Masters are further requested to note any advice or instructions issued by OPW staff involved in the measurement operation. Contact number: 353-(0)868112267.
Waterways Ireland regrets any inconvenience that this may cause its customers.
Charles Lawn, Lt Cdr (rtd), Inspector of Navigation, 18 Oct 2013
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