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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.


MBTA - Gloucester Drawbridge (New) (Essex County, Massachusetts)
Under construction soon to replace an old bridge
Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Annisquam River on Massachusetts Bay Transporation Authority RR
Under construction

MBTA - Lechmere Viaduct (Middlesex County, Massachusetts)
Built 1910
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Charles River, Museum Way, and Charlestown Avenue on MBTA Green Line
Open to traffic

MBTA - Manchester Draw (Essex County, Massachusetts)
Built 1911
Deck plate girder bridge over Manchester Harbor on Massachusetts Bay Transportation
Open to traffic

MBTA - North Station Charles River Bridges (Middlesex County, Massachusetts)
Built 1931, two bridges removed at a later date
Baltimore through truss bridge over Charles River on MBTA North Station Leads
Open to traffic

MBTA - Saugus River Bridge (Essex County, Massachusetts)
Built 1911; rehabilitated 1989
Bascule plate girder bridge over Saugus River on Boston & Maine Railroad
Open to traffic

MC - Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge (Barnstable County, Massachusetts)
Built 1935
Through truss vertical lift bridge over Cape Cod Canal on the Mass Coastal Railroad at Buzzards Bay
Open to traffic

McAlpine Locks Bridge (N) (Jefferson County, Kentucky)
Deck plate girder bridge over Ohio River Louisville & Portland Canal on 27th Street
Replaced by a new bridge

McAlpine Locks Bridge (S) (Jefferson County, Kentucky)
Built 1927, Replaced 2006
Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Ohio River Louisville & Portland Canal on 27th street Route 264
Replaced

McConnelsville Bridge (Morgan County, Ohio)
Built 1913 by the Oregonia Bridge Co. of Lebanon, Oh.; rehabilitated 1991
Through truss bridge over Muskingum River on County Road 203 in McConnelsville
Open to traffic

McDonough Street Bridge (Will County, Illinois)
Built 1933 by the Mississippi Valley Structural Steel Co.; rehabilitated 1987
Bascule bridge over Des Plaines River on McDonough Street (US 6/52) in Joliet
Open to traffic

McKinley Avenue Lift Bridge (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin)
Built 2004
Bridge over Milwaukee River on W Mckinley Avenue in Milwaukee
Open to traffic

McNary Dam Locks Bridge (Benton County, Washington)
Built 1954
Deck plate girder bridge crossing the Columbia River
Open to authorized vehicles only

MD-2 South River Bridge (old) (Anne Arundel County, Maryland)
Built 1933
Bridge over South River on Maryland State Route 2 Solomons Road
No longer exists

MD436 Weems Creek Bridge (Anne Arundel County, Maryland)
Built 1997
Swing bridge over Weems Creek on MD 436 in Annapolis
Open to traffic

MD90 Intracoastal Waterway Bridge (Worcester County, Maryland)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Intracoastal Waterway on Route 90 Ocean City Expressway
Replaced by Assawomen Bay Bridge

MEC - Kenduskeag Stream Bridge (Penobscot County, Maine)
Lost Pony/through girder bridge over Kenduskeag Stream on Maine Central RR
Replaced by a new bridge

Meeker Avenue Bridge (Queens County, New York)
Built 1890; Replaced 1939
Lost Through truss bridge over Newtown Creek on Meeker Avenue
Removed but not replaced; stone abutments remain

Memorial Bascule Bridge (Manistee County, Michigan)
Built 1933; rehabilitated 2005
Bascule bridge over Manistee River on US 31 in Manistee
Open to traffic

Memorial Bridge (Waldo County, Maine)
Built 1921, reopened as a pedestrian bridge in 2010
Steel stringer bridge over Passagassawakeag River on a pedestrian trail (former Route 1) in Belfast
Open to traffic

Memorial Bridge (Putnam County, Florida)
Built 1927; Replaced 1977
Lost Draw bridge over St Johns River on Us 17 (Sr 15)
Replaced by new bridge

Memorial Bridge (New) (Rockingham County, New Hampshire)
Built 2012-13, Opened August 2013
Through truss bridge over Piscatiqua River on US 1
Open

Memorial Bridge (Old) (Rockingham County, New Hampshire)
Built 1923, rehabilitated 1982, closed to vehicle traffic in 2011
Vertical lift bridge over Piscataqua River on US 1 in Portsmouth
Demolished.

Memorial Bridge (Old) (Manistee County, Michigan)
Caught on fire 1871, replaced 1893 ,new bascule bridge built 1933
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Manistee River on US 31 Memorial
Replaced by a new bridge

MERC - Severn River Swing Bridge (Old) (Anne Arundel County, Maryland)
Built 1887; Replaced 1913
Lost deck plate girder bridge over Severn River on Maryland Electric Railways Co.
Destroyed by collision

Meridian Bridge (Sutter County, California)
Built 1977
Cable-stayed swing bridge over Sacramento River on CA 20 at Meridian
Open to traffic

Meridian Bridge (Yankton County, South Dakota)
Built 1924; rehabilitated 1953; bypassed by Discovery Bridge in 2008
Vertical-lift through truss bridge over the Missouri River on US 81 at Yankton
Closed to traffic

Meridian Bridge (Old) (Sutter County, California)
Built 1914; Replaced 1977
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Sacramento River on CA 20 & Sacramento Northern Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

Meridian Street Bridge (Suffolk County, Massachusetts)
Built 1954; rehabilitated 2002
Bascule bridge over Chelsea River on Meridian Street in Boston
Open to traffic

Meridian Street Bridge (Old) (Suffolk County, Massachusetts)
Built ca. 1910; demolished 1950; replacement completed 1954
Lost Through truss bridge over Chelsea River on Meridian Street
Replaced by new bridge

MERR - Carlton Lift Bridge (Sagadahoc County, Maine)
Built 1927 by McClintic-Marshall Co. ; rehabilitated 1976; Bypassed by new highway bridge in 2000
Warren through/deck truss lift Bridge over Kennebec River on Maine Eastern Railroad and former US 1 in Bath
Open to railroad traffic only

MERR - Sheepscot River Bridge (Lincoln County, Maine)
Through truss bridge over Sheepscot River on Maine Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

MERR - St. George River Bridge (Knox County, Maine)
Built 1922
Through truss bridge over St. George River on Maine Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

Metropolitan Avenue Bridge (Kings County, New York)
Built 1931; rehabilitated 1976
Bascule bridge over English Kills on Metropolitan Avenue in New York
Open to traffic

Metropolitan Park Commission Bridge (Essex County, Massachusetts)
Built 1906; replaced 1934
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Saugus River on Massachusetts Route A1
No longer exists

Miami & Erie Canal Bridge (Butler County, Ohio)
Lost Warren pony truss bridge over Miami & Erie Canal on Germantown Road /Tytus Avenue
No longer exists

Miami & Erie Canal Bridge (Hamilton County, Ohio)
Filled in
Lost Beam bridge over Miami & Erie Canal on Mohawk Place/ Street
No longer exists filled in

Miami & Erie Canal Bridge (Lucas County, Ohio)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Miami & Erie Canal on Route 25
No longer exists

Miami Avenue Bridge (Miami-Dade County, Florida)
Built 1985
Pair of bascule bridges over Miami River on Miami Avenue in Miami
Open to traffic

Miami River Bridge (Miami-Dade County, Florida)
Built 1950
Bascule bridge over Miami River on NW 36th Street in Hialeah
Open to traffic

Miami River Bridge (Miami-Dade County, Florida)
Built 1929
Bascule bridge over Miami River on SW 1st Street in Miami
Open to traffic

Miami River Bridge (Miami-Dade County, Florida)
Built 1928; rehabilitated 1956
Bascule bridge over Miami River on NW 12th Avenue in Miami
Open to traffic

Miami River Bridge (Miami-Dade County, Florida)
Built 1997
Pair of bascule bridges over Miami River on FL 9 (NW 27th Avenue) in Miami
Open to traffic

Miami River Bridge (Miami-Dade County, Florida)
Built 1928
Bascule bridge over Miami River on NW 17th Avenue in Miami
Open to traffic

Miami River Bridge (Miami-Dade County, Florida)
Built 2003
Bascule bridge over Miami River on SW 2nd Avenue in Miami
Open to traffic

Miami River Bridge (Miami-Dade County, Florida)
Built 1964
Bascule bridge over Miami River on NW 22nd Avenue in Miami
Open to traffic

Miami River Bridge (Miami-Dade County, Florida)
Built in 1918
Deck girder bascule bridge over Miami River on South Miami Avenue
Open to traffic

Miami River Bridge (New) (Miami-Dade County, Florida)
Built in 2014
Warren deck truss bascule bridge over Miami River on NW 5th Avenue State Route 7
Open to traffic

Miami River Bridge (Old) (Miami-Dade County, Florida)
Built 1929
Bascule bridge over Miami River on NW 5th Avenue (SR 7) in Miami
Replaced by a new bridge

Michigan Avenue Bascule Bridge (Erie County, New York)
Built 1895; Replaced 1960
Lost Warren pony truss bridge over Buffalo River on Michigan Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Michigan Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1920; repaired after freak accident 1992
Bascule bridge over Main Branch Chicago River on Michigan Avenue (former US 14) in Chicago
Open to traffic

Michigan Avenue Bridge (Erie County, New York)
Built 1960, rehabilitated in 1970s and 1996
Vertical lift bridge over Buffalo River on Michigan Avenue in Buffalo
Open to traffic

Michigan Street Bridge (Door County, Wisconsin)
Built 1930; rehabilitated 1979; rehabilitation complete January 03, 2011
Bascule through truss bridge over Sturgeon Bay on Michigan Street in Sturgeon Bay
Open to traffic

Michigan Street Bridge (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin)
Built 1978
Vertical lift bridge over Milwaukee River on Michigan Street in Milwaukee
Open to traffic

Middle Seneca Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Lost Bridge over Cuyahoga River on Middle Seneca
No longer exists

Middleport Bridge (Niagara County, New York)
Built 1915; rehabilitated 1974
Vertical lift bridge over Erie Canal on NY 271 in Middleport
Open to traffic

Midtown Bridge (Bergen County, New Jersey)
Built 1900; Trolley service ended 1938; Converted to road use 1940; Replaced 2018
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Hackensack River on Public Service Corporation of New Jersey
No longer exists

Miles River Bridge (Talbot County, Maryland)
Built 1984
Bascule bridge over Miles River on MD 370
Open to traffic

Military Street Bascule Bridge (New) (St. Clair County, Michigan)
Built 1991
Deck girder bridge over Black River on Military Street
Open to traffic

Military Street Bascule Bridge (Old) (St. Clair County, Michigan)
Built 1912-13; Replaced 1991
Lost Bascule Bridge over Black River on I-94/I-69 Business Loop in Port Huron
Replaced by new bridge

Military Street Bridge (Old) (St. Clair County, Michigan)
Built 1884; replaced 1914
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Black River on Military Street
Demolished and replaced

Mill Basin Bridge (Kings County, New York)
Built 1941
Bascule bridge over Mill Basin on Shore Parkway in New York
Open to traffic

Mill Road-Conneaut Creek Bridge (Older) (Ashtabula County, Ohio)
Lost Through truss bridge over Conneaut River on Mill Street Ohio Route 7
No longer exists

Mill Street Bridge Menasha (Winnebago County, Wisconsin)
Built 1889
Lost Through truss bridge over North Branch Fox River
Removed but not replaced

Million Dollar Bridge (Cumberland County, Maine)
Built 1916, replaced in 1993-98
Lost Concrete stringer bridge over Fore River on ME 77 in Portland
Replaced by a new bridge

Milton Littman Memorial Bridge (Miami-Dade County, Florida)
Built 1989
Pair of bascule bridges over Intracoastal Waterway on FL 826 in Sunny Isles
Open to traffic

MILW - Chamberlain Pontoon Bridge (Brule County, South Dakota)
Built 1905; Replaced 1923
Lost Pontoon bridge over Missouri River on Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

MILW - Chamberlain Swing Bridge (Brule County, South Dakota)
Built 1923; Replaced 1953
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Missouri River on Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

MILW - Kinnickinnic River Lift Bridge (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin)
Replaced in 1898
Lost Stringer bridge over Kinnickinnic River on Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

MILW - La Crescent Swing Bridge (Old) (La Crosse County, Wisconsin)
Built 1876; Replaced 1902
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

MILW - Mendota Swing Bridge (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
Approach Spans built 1894, swing span built 1900; Removed 1957
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Minnesota River on Former Milwaukee Road
Removed but not replaced

MILW - North Branch Chicago River Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1909
Lost Through truss bridge over North Branch Chicago River on Chicago Milwaukee St Paul & Pacific RR
Removed but not replaced

MILW - Old Mississippi River Channel Bridge (Old) (La Crosse County, Wisconsin)
Built 1876; Replaced 1902
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Old Channel Mississippi River on Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

MILW - Pile-Pontoon Bridge (Clayton County, Iowa)
Built 1913; Disassembled 1961
Lost Pontoon bridge over Mississippi River on Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
Removed

MILW - Portage Canal Bridge (Old) (Columbia County, Wisconsin)
Removed 1907
Deck plate girder bridge over Portage Canal on Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad Old Portage Line
No longer exists

MILW - Sabula Bridge (Old) (Jackson County, Iowa)
Built 1881; Replaced 1906
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Milwaukee River Broadway St. Bridge (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin)
Built 1982
Bascule bridge over Milwaukee River on Broadway Street (WI 32) in Milwaukee
Open to traffic

Miner Slough Bridge (Solano County, California)
Built 1933; rehabilitated 1953
Swing bridge over Miner Slough on CA 84
Open to traffic

Minnesota Avenue Bridge (Grand Forks County, North Dakota)
Built 1889 and replaced
Through truss bridge over Red River on Minnesota Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Minnesota Slip Drawbridge (St. Louis County, Minnesota)
Built 1991
Bascule bridge over MInnesota Slip on Pedestrian Traffic
Open to pedestrians only

Minnesota Valley State Trail - Chaska Swing Bridge (Carver County, Minnesota)
Built 1905, Approach Replaced 1911, Imploded August 1996 due to sinking pier
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Minnesota River
Removed

Miron Bridge (Winnebago County, Wisconsin)
Built 2005
Bascule bridge over Fox River Navigation Channel on Friendship Recreational Trail in Menasha
Open to pedestrians

Mispillion River Bridge (Kent County, Delaware)
Built 1929; rehabilitated 1952
Bascule bridge over Mispillion River on Rehoboth Road
Open to traffic

Missisquoi Bay Bridge (Grand Isle County, Vermont)
Built 1937; rehabilitated 1965
Bascule bridge over Missisquoi Bay on VT 78 in Alburg
Demolished and replaced.

Mitchell River Bridge (New) (Barnstable County, Massachusetts)
Built 2014
Bridge over Mitchell River on Bridge Street
Open to traffic

Mitchell River Bridge (Old) (Barnstable County, Massachusetts)
Built 1936; rehabilitated 1980 replaced 2014
Wooden bascule bridge over Mitchell River on Bridge Street in Chatham
Replaced by a new bridge

MKT - Boonville Railroad Bridge (1st) (Cooper County, Missouri)
Built 1873-74 by the American Bridge Works. under W.G. Coolidge. Opened to railroad traffic Jan. 10, 1874. Rehabilitated 1883-84 by Kellogg and Maurice, of Athens, Pennsylvania.
Lost through truss swing bridge over the Missouri River on the MKT Railroad at Boonville
Replaced by a new bridge

MKT - Boonville Railroad Bridge (2nd) (Cooper County, Missouri)
Built 1894-96, replacing the first Boonville bridge, but reusing the substructure. Replaced by the third and current Boonville bridge in 1932.
Lost through truss swing bridge over the Missouri River on the MKT Railroad at Boonville
Replaced by a new bridge

MKT - Boonville Railroad Bridge (3rd) (Cooper County, Missouri)
Built 1932, abandoned in 1992 and donated to city by Union Pacific; reopened for rail-trail use April 2016.
Vertical-lift through truss bridge over the Missouri River on Future Katy Trail in Boonville
Partially opened to rail-trail use April 2nd, 2016

ML&T - Big Choctaw Bayou Bridge (Tensas Parish, Louisiana)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Big Choctaw Bayou on ML&T RR
Demolished

MNA - Black River Bridge (Independence County, Arkansas)
Through truss swing bridge over Black River on Missouri Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

MNA - White River Bridge (Cotter) (Baxter County, Arkansas)
Built 1905 for the St. Louis, Iron Mountain, and Southern Railway. Swing system only operated one time as a post-construction test.
Through truss swing railroad bridge over White River on the M&NA Railroad at Cotter
Open to railroad traffic

MNBR - Naheola Bridge (Choctaw County, Alabama)
Built 1934 by the Virginia Bridge & Iron Co.; Road surface removed and bridge closed to automobiles in 2000, Open to railroad traffic
Vertical lift bridge over Tombigbee River
Open to rail traffic

MNCW - Devon Bridge (New Haven County, Connecticut)
Built 1905, rehabilitated 1990
Warren through truss bridge over Housatonic River on Metro-North Commuter Railroad
Open to traffic

MNCW - Mianus River Bridge (Fairfield County, Connecticut)
Built 1904, rehabilitated 1989
Deck girder bridge over Mianus River on Metro-North New Haven Line/Amtrak NEC
Open to traffic

MNCW - Norwalk River Bridge (Fairfield County, Connecticut)
Built 1896
Double-intersection Warren deck truss bridge over Norwalk River on Metro-North New Haven Line
Open to traffic

MNCW - Norwalk River Bridge (Old) (Fairfield County, Connecticut)
Built 1888 and replaced
Lost through truss bridge over Norwalk River on Metro-North Commuter Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

MNCW - Norwalk River Lift Bridge (Fairfield County, Connecticut)
Planned and under construction soon 2018 or 2019 converted to a vertical lift
Howe through truss bridge over Norwalk River on Amtrak
Under construction

MNCW - Park Avenue Lift Bridge (New York County, New York)
Built 1954
Warren through truss vertical lift bridge over Harlem River on Metro North RR
Open to traffic

MNCW - Pequonnock River Bridge (New) (Fairfield County, Connecticut)
Built 1998
Deck girder bridge over Pequonnock River on Metro-North Commuter Railroad
Open to traffic

MNCW - Pequonnock River Bridge (Old) (Fairfield County, Connecticut)
Built 1903; replaced 1998
Lost Deck girder bridge over Pequonnock River on New York New Haven & Hartford/Metro-North Commuter Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge