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The United States Coast Guard regulates the opening and closing of draw bridges in the United States. The regulations for the operation of the draws is published by the USCG in a document entitled Title 33--Navigation and Navigable Waters in PART 117--DRAWBRIDGE OPERATION REGULATIONS.

You can view the document at http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_08/33cfr117_08.ht...

It's a table of contents of the separate sections because the document is huge. The listings are by waterway, by state. Use your browser's search function to locate the waterway of interest, and you can find the draw regulations for bridges of interest.


Lafourche Bayou Bridge (Lafourche Parish, Louisiana)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Lafourche Bayou on State Route 1
No longer exists

Lagoon Pond Bridge (Dukes County, Massachusetts)
Built 1871; Replaced 1935
Lost bascule bridge over Lagoon Pond on Beach Road
Replaced by new bridge

Lagoon Pond Drawbridge (Old) (Dukes County, Massachusetts)
Built 1935; Replaced 2010
Bascule bridge over Lagoon Pond on Beach Road in Oak Bluffs
Replaced by a new bridge

Lake Champlain Bascule Bridge (Grand Isle County, Vermont)
Built 1953; rehabilitated 1995, 2008
Bascule bridge over Lake Champlain on US 2 in North Hero
Open to traffic

Lake Champlain Bridge (Old) (Grand Isle County, Vermont)
Built 1886 by Vermont Construction Co.; Replaced in 1953
Lost Double Intersection Warren through truss bridge over Camplain Lake on Route 2
No longer exists

Lake City Bridge (Craighead County, Arkansas)
Built 1934 by the Vincennes Bridge Co. of Vincennes, Indiana. Replaced by a four-lane bridge in 1998.
Abandoned vertical-lift bridge over St. Francis River on AR 18 at Lake City
Bridge demolished except for the main lift span, which has been relocated slightly and preserved

Lake Monroe Bridge (Seminole County, Florida)
Built 1933; bypassed in 1994 and swing span preserved as fishing pier
Warren through truss bridge over Lake Monroe (St Johns River) on former U.S. Hwy 17
Open to pedestrians

Lake Pend Oreille Bridge (Bonner County, Idaho)
Built 1908-10, removed 1934
Timber stringer bridge over Lake Pond Oreille on Wagon
Intact but closed to all traffic

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway (St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana)
First bridge built 1956
Pair of prestressed concrete bridges over Lake Pontchartrain with a length of nearly 24 miles
Open to two lanes of toll southbound traffic and two lanes of free northbound traffic

Lake Shore Drive Drawbridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1937
Double-deck bascule bridge over Main Branch Chicago River on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago
Open to traffic

Lake Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1916
Bascule bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Lake Street and CTA Green/Pink Lines in Chicago
Open to traffic

Lake Street Bridge (Orleans Parish, Louisiana)
Lost Deck girder bridge over New Basin Canal on Lake Street
No longer exists

Lake Street Swing Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1886, replaced 1916
Lost Through truss bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Lake Street, Lake Street Elevated Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

Lamb-Fish Bridge (Tallahatchie County, Mississippi)
Built 1905 by the American Bridge Co.
Vertical lift bridge over the Cold Water River on Levee Road
Open to traffic

Lansing Island Bridge (Brevard County, Florida)
Use of motor traffic
Steel stringer Bascule Bridge over the Grand Canal on Lansing Island Drive
Open to traffic

Las Olas Boulevard Bridge (Broward County, Florida)
Built 1958
Bascule bridge over Intracoastal Waterway on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale
Open to traffic

LaSalle Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1928
Bascule bridge over Main Branch Chicago River on N. LaSalle Street in Chicago
Open to traffic

Latona Bridge (King County, Washington)
Built 1890; Rebuilt 1909 to allow pedestrian & vehicular traffic; Replaced 1919
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Union Lake/Lake Washington Canal on Trolley Cars
No longer exists

Latona Railroad Bridge (Temporary) (King County, Washington)
Built 1902; removed 1932
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Lake Washington Canal on Seattle Electric Railway
No longer exists

Laurel Street Bridge (Hillsborough County, Florida)
Built 1927 by the U.G.I. Contracting Co.; rehabilitated 1969
Bascule bridge over Hillsborough River on Laurel Street in Tampa
Open to traffic

Lavaca Bay Causeway (1931-1961) (Calhoun County, Texas)
Initially built in 1931, the bridge was damaged in 1942 and 1945 by hurricanes, repaired, but effectively destroyed by Hurricane Carla in 1961.
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Lavaca Bay on State Highway 35
Destroyed by storm

Lawe Street - Fox River Bridge (Old) (Outagamie County, Wisconsin)
Demolished and replaced in 1954 with a double leaf bascule bridge
Lost Through truss bridge over Fox River on South Lawe Street
Demolished

Lawe Street Bascule Bridge (Kaukauna, Wisconsin) (Outagamie County, Wisconsin)
Year built unknown; replaced a few years ago.
Lost arch bridge over Fox River (US Army Corps of Engineers navigation canal) on Wisconsin Highway 55 (Lawe Street). Replaced earlier swing bridge.
Replaced by new bridge

LDRR - Delcambre Canal Bridge (Iberia Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1910 by the American Bridge Co.
Draw bridge over Delcambre Canal on the Louisiana & Delta Railroad
Open to traffic

Le Pont D'or Bridge (Lafourche Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1993
Bridge over Bayou Lafourche on LA 649
Open to traffic

Leavenworth Terminal Bridge (Leavenworth County, Kansas)
Built 1892-94 under the direction of George S. Morison for about $300,000; dedicated Jan. 2, 1894
Lost through truss swing bridge over the Missouri River on Chicago & North Western Railway at Leavenworth
Removed

Leeville Bridge (Lafourche Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1970; Replaced by new bridge in 2010
Lost vertical lift bridge over Bayou Lafourche on LA 1 at Leeville
Replaced by new bridge

Lemont Road Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1899
Lost Through truss bridge over Sanitary Canal on Lemont Road
No longer exists

Lenox Bridge (Dyer County, Tennessee)
Built 1917 by the Vincennes Bridge Co.; damaged by overweight load in 1978; dismanted 1985; relocated 1987-88
Pratt swing pony truss bridge, pin-connected, originally spanning Obion River on CR S8025 west of Lenox
Open to pedestrians only

Leo Kerner Bridge (Jefferson Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1948
Swing pony truss bridge over Bayou Barataria on LA 302 in Jean Lafitte
Open to traffic

Lewis & Clark River Bridge (Clatsop County, Oregon)
Built 1924, West approach replaced 2015
Bascule lift bridge over Lewis & Clark River on Business US 101
Open to traffic

Lewis & Clark River Bridge (Clatsop County, Oregon)
Replaced 1924
Lost Through truss bridge over Lewis and Clark River on US 101
Replaced by a new bridge

Lewis Street Swing Bridge (Scott County, Minnesota)
Built in the 1880s, requested for scrap in 1942 due to WWII
Lost Through truss bridge over Minnesota River on Lewis Street
Removed but not replaced

Liberty Bayou Bridge (St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana)
Built in 1941; replaced 1980
Concrete stringer wooden bridge over Liberty Bayou on Louisiana Route 433
Replaced by a new bridge

Liberty Bridge (Bay County, Michigan)
Built 1976
Pony/through girder bridge over Saginaw River on Belinda Street
Open to traffic

Lincoln Street Bridge (San Joaquin County, California)
Built in 1894 Removed in 1964
Lost Through truss bridge over Mormon Slough on Lincoln Street
No longer exists

Lindenwood Park Bridge (Cass County, North Dakota)
Modern pratt pony truss vertical lift bridge on Walkway
Open to pedestrians only

Linton Bouelvard Bridge (Palm Beach County, Florida)
Built 1981
Bascule bridge over Intracoastal Waterway on Linton Blvd. in Delray Beach
Open to traffic

LIRR - Beach Channel Drawbridge (Queens County, New York)
Built 1892; Replaced 1956
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Beach Channel on Long Island Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

LIRR - Broad Channel Bridge (Queens County, New York)
Built 1880; Replaced 1956
Through truss bridge over Jamaica Bay on Long Island RR
Replaced by a new bridge

LIRR - Cabin M Bridge (Queens County, New York)
Built 1910
Deck plate girder bridge over Dutch Kills Creek on Long Island RR
Open to traffic; Abandonment petitioned for.

LIRR - DB/BLISS Drawbridge (Queens County, New York)
Built 1893;
Pratt through truss bridge over Dutch Kills Creek on Long Island Railroad
Open to traffic

LIRR - Douglaston Draw (Queens County, New York)
Built 1923; Replaced in the 1990s.
Deck plate girder bridge over Alley Creek on Long Island RR
Replaced by a new bridge

LIRR - English Kills Bridge (Kings County, New York)
Built 1891
Deck plate girder bridge over English Kills on Long Island RR
Open to traffic

LIRR - LEAD Drawbridge (Nassau County, New York)
Built ? in Florida; Relocated here 1988;
Warren through truss bridge over Reynolds Channel on LIRR Long Beach Branch
Open to traffic

LIRR - Long Beach Bridge (Old) (Nassau County, New York)
Built 1912; Replaced 1988
Lost Deck girder bridge over Reynolds Channel on Long Island RR
Replaced by a new bridge

Little Chute Bascule Bridge (Outagamie County, Wisconsin)
Built 1928; Replaced 2015
Bridge over Fox River Lock on Mill Street in Little Chute
Replaced by a new bridge

Little Harbor Bridge (Rockingham County, New Hampshire)
Built 1942; rehabilitated 1975
Bascule bridge over Little Harbor on NH 1B in New Castle
Open to traffic

Little Manatee River Bridge (Hillsborough County, Florida)
Replaced 1964
Lost Bridge over Little Manatee River on Us-41 (Sr-45)
Replaced by new bridge

Little Potato Slough Bridge (San Joaquin County, California)
Built 1991
Swing bridge over Little Potato Slough on CA 12
Open to traffic

Little Potato Slough Bridge (Old) (San Joaquin County, California)
Built in 1927 Replaced in 1961
Lost Through truss bridge over Little Potato Slough on Route 12
Replaced by a new bridge

LOAM - Black River Bridge (Catahoula Parish, Louisiana)
Operations ceased 1985 and likely scrapped at or around that time.
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Black River on Louisiana & Arkansas RR
No longer exists

LOAM - Little River Bridge (Archie) (Catahoula Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1914
Lost Through truss bridge over Little River on Louisiana & Arkansas RR
No longer exists

Lock Access Road Bridge (Lauderdale County, Alabama)
Built 1926
Bascule bridge over Wilson Auxiliary Lock on Lock Access Road in Florence
Open to traffic for TVA official use only. A bypass bridge is under construction.

Lock O-2 Bridge (Oswego County, New York)
Built 1919; rehabilitated 1952
Swing bridge over Lock O-2 in Fulton
Open to traffic

Lock Street Bridge (Oswego County, New York)
Built 1913, Removed 1989
Deck plate girder bridge over Oswego Canal on Lock Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Lockport Company Canal Bridge (Lafourche Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1959
Vertical lift bridge on LA 1 over Company Canal in Lockport
Open to traffic

Lockwood Avenue Drawbridge (Harris County, Texas)
Built 1927; Replaced 1983
Lost Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Buffalo Bayou on Adams Street/Lockwood Drive
Replaced by a new bridge

Long Beach Island Bridge (Ocean County, New Jersey)
Replaced 1958
Lost Through truss bridge over Little Egg Bay on Long Beach Boulevard
Replaced by a new bridge

Long Beach Road Bridge (Nassau County, New York)
Built 1953; rehabilitated 1978
Pair of bascule bridges over Reynolds Channel on Long Beach Road
Open to traffic

Long Creek Bridge (Nassau County, New York)
Built 1934; rehabilitated 1992
Bascule bridge over Long Creek on Loop Parkway
Open to traffic

Longboat Key Pass Bridge (Manatee County, Florida)
Built 1957
Bascule bridge over Longboat Key Pass on FL 789 in Longboat Key
Open to traffic

Loomis Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1904; rehabilitated 1976
Bascule bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Loomis Street in Chicago
Open to traffic

Loomis Street Swing Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Lost Through truss bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Loomis Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Lost Lower Bank Road Bridge (Burlington County, New Jersey)
Built 1926; replaced 1992
Deck girder bridge on County Route 652
Replaced by a new bridge

Lost Taylor Bayou Swing Bridge (Jefferson County, Texas)
Replaced 1960
Lost Swing Bridge over Taylor Bayou on Labelle Road
Replaced by new bridge

Lower Atchafalaya River Bridge (St. Mary Parish, Louisiana)
Built ca. 1990
Swing bridge over Lower Atchafalaya River on Bridge Road in Patterson
Open to traffic

LRWN - Fourche LaFave River Bridge (Perry County, Arkansas)
Through truss bridge over Fourche LaFave River on Little Rock & Western Railroad
Open to traffic

LS&MS - Huron River Bridge (Erie County, Ohio)
Replaced with a fixed bridge but the pier remains
Lost Deck girder bridge over Huron River on Lakeshore & Michigan Central RR
No longer exists

LSRC - Bay City Swing Bridge (Bay County, Michigan)
Built 1892
Pratt through truss bridge over Saginaw River on Lake State Railway (formerly Detroit & Mackinac RR)
Open to traffic

Luraville Swing Bridge (Suwannee County, Florida)
Built 1907; Replaced by new bridge in 1947
Lost swing bridge over Suwannee River on unnamed road in Luraville
Replaced by new bridge

LV - Newark Bay Bridge (Old) (Essex County, New Jersey)
Built 1913, replaced 1930
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Newark Bay on Lehigh Valley RR
Replaced by a new bridge

LVRR - Williamsport Wire Rope Drawbridge (Lycoming County, Pennsylvania)
Built 2005
Bridge over Williamsport Wire Rope Wire Stretcher Trench on Lycoming Valley Railroad
Open to traffic

Lyndale Avenue Bridge (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Built 1919; Replaced 1957
Lost Warren deck truss bascule bridge over Minnesota River on Lyndale Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Lynnhaven Inlet Bridge (Virginia Beach, Virginia)
Built 1928; replaced 1958
Bridge over Lynnhaven Inlet on Virginia Route 60 Shore Drive
Replaced by a new bridge

M - 104 Bridge (Older) (Ottawa County, Michigan)
Replaced 1924
Pratt through truss bridge over Spring Lake on M - 104
No longer exists

M Street Bridge (Sacramento County, California)
Built 1911, Replaced 1934
Lost Through truss bridge over Sacramento River on M Street
Replaced by a new bridge

M&StL - Mississippi River Bridge (Mercer County, Illinois)
Built 1909; Abandoned 1971; Partially lost to fire in 1981
Vertical lift bridge that carried the M&StL across the Mississippi River at Keithsburg
Abandoned

MA88 Westport River Bridge (Newport County, Rhode Island)
Built 1958; rehabilitated 2004
Bascule bridge over Westport River/ Buzzrds Bay on MA 88
Open to traffic

MacArthur Causeway Bridge (Old) (Miami-Dade County, Florida)
Replaced 1920
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Biscayne Bay on Route 395
Replaced by a new bridge

Macombs Dam Bridge (New York County, New York)
Built 1895; rehabilitated 2003
Swing bridge over Harlem River on E. 155th Street in New York
Open to traffic

Madison Avenue Bridge (New York County, New York)
Built 1907; rehabilitated 1988
Swing bridge over Harlem River on Madison Avenue in New York
Open to traffic

Madison Bridge (St. Francis County, Arkansas)
Built 1933 by the Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Co. of Milwaukee
Through truss bridge with center swing span over St. Francis River on US 70 near Madison
Open to traffic

Madison Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1922; rehabilitated 1994
Bascule bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Madison Street in Chicago
Open to traffic

Madison Street Swing Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1891 to replace earlier swing bridge, replaced 1922
Lost Through truss bridge over Chicago River (south branch) on Madison Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Maestri Bridge (Orleans Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1928
Bascule bridge over Lake Pontchartrain on US 11 in New Orleans
Open to traffic

Magnolia Garden Bridge (Orleans Parish, Louisiana)
Built in 1800s; moved to present location in 1909; restored for pedestrian use in 1989
Pratt through truss bridge over Bayou St. John at Harding Drive
Open to pedestrians

Mahorner's Bridge (Noxubee County, Mississippi)
Built 1884, bypassed after 1970s
Abandoned pony truss swing bridge over Noxubee River on Abandoned alignment of Mahorner Rd
Bypassed and abandoned with approach pony trusses removed

Main Avenue Bridge (Old) (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1860
Lost Through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Route 2 Main Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Main Street Bascule Bridge (New) (Racine County, Wisconsin)
Built 1996; Replaced a bascule bridge built in 1928
Double leaf bascule bridge over Root River on N. Main Street (WI 32) in Racine
Open to traffic

Main Street Bridge (Duval County, Florida)
Built 1941 by the Mt. Vernon Bridge Co.
Vertical lift bridge over St. Johns River on US 1 (Main Street) in Jacksonville
Open to four-lane traffic

Main Street Bridge (Volusia County, Florida)
Built 1959
Bascule bridge over Halifax River on Main Street in Daytona Beach
Open to traffic

Main Street Bridge (Kenosha County, Wisconsin)
Built 1921
Lost Through truss bridge over Pike Creek / Kenosha Harbor on Six Avenue
No longer exists

Main Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1902
Lost Through truss bridge over Chicago River on Main Street
No longer exists

Main Street Bridge (San Joaquin County, California)
Built 1903; Replaced 1927
Lost Through truss bridge over Mormon Slough on Main Street w Southern Pacific RR
Replaced by a new bridge

Main Street Bridge (New) (Brown County, Wisconsin)
Built 1998
Twin-leaf bascule bridge over Fox River on Main Street (US 141) in Green Bay
Open to traffic

Main Street Bridge (Old) (Brown County, Wisconsin)
Built 1923; Replaced 1996
Lost Bascule Bridge over Fox River on US 141 in Green Bay
Replaced by new bridge

Main Street Bridge (Old) (Winnebago County, Wisconsin)
Removed 1966
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Fox River on Main Street / Electric Interurban Cars WI 45
Replaced by a new bridge

Main Street Swing Bridge (Niagara County, New York)
Built 1877, Replaced ca. 1897
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over 18 Mile Creek on Main Street
No longer exists

Malden Bridge (Suffolk County, Massachusetts)
Built 1917, replaced 1963
Lost Through truss bridge over Mystic River on Route 99 Alford Street
Replaced by a new bridge