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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.


N&W - Miami & Erie Canal Bridge (Hamilton County, Ohio)
Removed
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Miami & Erie Canal on Norfolk & Western Railroad
No longer exists

N. Emmber Lane Bridge (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin)
Built 2000
Bascule bridge over Menomonee River on N. Emmber Lane in Milwaukee
Open to traffic

Nacote Creek Bridge (Atlantic County, New Jersey)
Built 1904; rehabilitated 1952
Swing bridge over Nacote Creek on Smithville-Port Republic Road in Port Republic
Open To Traffic

Nansemond River Western Branch Bridge (Suffolk, Virginia)
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Western Branch Nansemond River on Route 10/32
No longer exists

Napa River Bridge (Napa County, California)
Built 1949; rehabilitated 1977, replaced 2005
Vertical lift bridge over Napa River on CA 121 in Napa
Replaced by new "Maxwell Bridge", 2005

Narrow Bay Bridge (Suffolk County, New York)
Built 1959
Bascule bridge over Narrow Bay on Floyd Parkway Extension in Shirley
Open to traffic

NASA Causeway (Brevard County, Florida)
Built 1964
Deck plate girder bridge over Indian River on NASA Causeway
Open to traffic

Navy Drive Bridge (San Joaquin County, California)
Built 1941
Swing bridge over San Joaquin River on Navy Drive in Stockton
Open to traffic

NC Ferry Bridge (Brunswick County, North Carolina)
Built 1933
Bridge over Cape Fear River
Open to traffic

NECR - East Alburgh Trestle (Franklin County, Vermont)
Built 1912; swing span automated 2010-11
Timber stringer bridge over Missisquoi Bay on New England Central Railroad
Open to traffic

NEGS - Lakeport Draw (Belknap County, New Hampshire)
Modified into a drawbridge 1990, timber spans are older
Steel stringer bridge over Winnipesaukee River on New England Southern Railroad
Open to traffic

Nehalem River Bridge (Tillamook County, Oregon)
Built 1922, Replaced with post-tensioned box girder in 1984.
Lost swing bridge over Nehalem River
No longer exists

New Bedford-Fairhaven Middle Bridge (Bristol County, Massachusetts)
Swing span built 1897-99
Through truss swing bridge over Acushnet River on US 6 at New Bedford
Open to traffic

New Bridge (Bergen County, New Jersey)
Built 1889 by the King Iron Bridge Co.; bypassed by upstream bridge in 1956; rehabilitated 2003
Swing pony truss bridge over Hackensack River on Old New Bridge Road/Main Street
Open to pedestrians only

New Brunswick Road Bridge (Middlesex County, New Jersey)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over South River on New Brunswick Road
No longer exists

New Hope Landing Bridge (San Joaquin County, California)
Replaced 1960
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over South Fork Mokelumne River on Walnut Grove Road
No longer exists

New London Bridge (Outagamie County, Wisconsin)
Built by Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Co, 1933-34; Removed 1990's.
Lost deck truss bridge over Embarrass River and (abandoned) Chicago & Northwestern Railroad on STH 54 in New London
Removed

New Pass Bridge (Sarasota County, Florida)
Built 1986
Bascule bridge over New Pass on FL 789 in Sarasota
Open to traffic

New Richmond Bridge (Allegan County, Michigan)
Built 1879 by the Milwaukee Bridge & Iron Co.; closed to traffic 1997; rehabilitated as pedestrian bridge 2003
Pony truss swing bridge over Kalamazoo River on 57th Street
Open to pedestrians

New River Bridge (Broward County, Florida)
Built 1960
Bascule bridge over New River on SE 3RD AVE in Fort Lauderdale
Open to traffic

New River Bridge (Broward County, Florida)
Built 1964
Bascule bridge over New River on SW 7th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale
Open to traffic

New River Bridge (Broward County, Florida)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge
No longer exists

Newton Blackmour State Trail - Shiocton Rail Bridge (Outagamie County, Wisconsin)
Built 1898, Through Girder added 1913 Replacing a Trestle Approach
Deck plate girder bridge over Wolf River on Newton Blackmour State Trail
Open to pedestrians only

NH - Cape Cod Canal Bridge (Barnstable County, Massachusetts)
Built 1910; Replaced 1935
Lost Bridge over Cape Cod Canal on New York New Haven & Hartford Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

NH - Cape Cod Canal Bridge (Old) (Barnstable County, Massachusetts)
Replaced in 1910
Lost Pony truss bridge over Cape Cod Conal on New York New Haven & Hartford Railroad
No longer exists

NH - Devon Bridge (2nd) (New Haven County, Connecticut)
Built 1871; replaced 1884
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Housatonic River on New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

NH - India Point Bridge (Providence County, Rhode Island)
Built 1903, abandoned 1974, movable span removed early 2000s
Lost Baltimore through truss bridge over Seekonk River on NYNH&H Fox Point Branch (abandoned)
Partially Demolished

NH - India Point Bridge (Old) (Providence County, Rhode Island)
Built 1867; replaced 1903
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Seekonk River on New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

NH - Mystic River Bridge (Older) (New London County, Connecticut)
Built 1905; Replaced 1919
Lost Through truss bridge over Mystic River on New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

NH - Neponset River Bridge (Bristol County, Massachusetts)
Built 1907
Lost Bridge over Neponset River on New York New Haven & Hartford RR
No longer exists

NH - Niantic River Bridge (Old) (New London County, Connecticut)
Built 1891; Replaced 1907
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Niantic River on New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

NH - North River Bridge (Plymouth County, Massachusetts)
Lost Deck girder bridge over North River on New York New Haven & Hartford RR
No longer exists

NH - Pequonnock River Bridge (Older) (Fairfield County, Connecticut)
Lost Pony truss bridge over Pequonnock River on New York New Haven Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

NH - Sakonnet River Bridge (Newport County, Rhode Island)
Built 1899; Closed 1980 after being damaged by an overweight train; Hit by boat 1988; Demolished 2006-7
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Sakonnet River on New York New Haven & Hartford RR
Removed

NH - Triple Bridge (Suffolk County, Massachusetts)
Built 1899
Lost Warren through truss Scherzer rolling lift bascule bridge over Fort Point Channel on Railroad (Amtrak and MBTA)
Replaced by new bridge

Niagara River Tonawanda Island Railroad Bridge (Niagara County, New York)
Built 1886
Abandoned swing through truss bridge over Little River on TIRLRR & Road
Derelict/abandoned

Niantic River Bridge (New London County, Connecticut)
Built 1991
Bascule bridge over Niantic River on CT 156 in East Lyme
Open to traffic

Niantic River Bridge (Old) (New London County, Connecticut)
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Niantic River on Route 156
Replaced by a new bridge

Ninth Street Lift Bridge (Kings County, New York)
Vertical lift bridge over Gowanus Canal on Ninth Street in New York
Open to traffic

Ninth Street Swing Bridge (Will County, Illinois)
Lost Through truss bridge over Sanitary & Ship Canal on Old 9th Street
Replaced by a new bridge in 1972

NJ147 Grassy Sound Channel Bridge (Old) (Cape May County, New Jersey)
Built 1922; Counterweight collapsed into the river 1971; Replaced 1994
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Grassy Sound Channel on NJ 147 (North Wildwood Boulevard)
Replaced by a new bridge

NJ47 Grassy Sound Channel Bridge (Cape May County, New Jersey)
Built 1950; rehabilitated 1999
Bascule bridge over Grassy Sound on NJ 47
Open to traffic

NJT - Beach Bridge (Atlantic County, New Jersey)
Bridge over Intracoastal Waterway on Atlantic City New Jersey Transit Line RR
Open to traffic

NJT - Brielle Draw (Monmouth County, New Jersey)
Bascule bridge over Manasquan River on NJT
Open to traffic

NJT - DB Draw (Hudson County, New Jersey)
Built 1899; removed from service 2002
Pratt through truss bridge over Hackensack River on Erie Railroad (abandoned)
Closed to all traffic

NJT - Delair Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1896 as a swing bridge, lift span added in 1960; was the first bridge from Philadelphia to New Jersey
Polygonal Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Delaware River on Conrail Shared Assets Operations (formerly Pennsylvania RR)
Open to traffic

NJT - Delaware & Raritan Canal Bridge (Mercer County, New Jersey)
Deck plate girder bridge over Delaware & Raritan Canal on NJT
Open to traffic

NJT - HX Draw (Bergen County, New Jersey)
Built 1911
Warren through truss bascule bridge over Hackensack River on Railroad (NJ Transit Bergen County Line)
Open to traffic

NJT - Lower Hack Lift Bridge (Hudson County, New Jersey)
Built 1928
Three-track through truss bridge over Hackensack River on NJT RR (formerly DL&W RR)
Open to traffic

NJT - Lyndhurst Draw (Bergen County, New Jersey)
Built 1901
Swing deck plate girder bridge over Passaic River on Main Line NJT
Open to traffic

NJT - Morgan Draw (Middlesex County, New Jersey)
Deck girder bridge over Cheesequake Creek on New Jersey Transit Line Railroad
Open

NJT - Newark Draw (Hudson County, New Jersey)
Built 1903
Deck truss swing bridge over Passaic River on New Jersey Transit
Open to traffic

NJT - Oceanport Draw (Monmouth County, New Jersey)
Built 1914
Deck plate girder bridge over Oceanport Creek on New Jersey Transit Line
Open to traffic

NJT - Raritan Bay Swing Bridge (Middlesex County, New Jersey)
Built 1908
Polygonal Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Raritan Bay on New Jersey Transit
Open to traffic

NJT - Shark River Draw (Monmouth County, New Jersey)
Built 1937
Deck plate girder bridge over Shark River on New Jersey Transit Line RR
Open to traffic

NJT - Upper Hackensack Lift Bridge (Hudson County, New Jersey)
Built 1959 to replace earlier 1901 bridge
Polygonal Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Hackensack River on New Jersey Transit
Open to traffic

NJT - WR Draw (Hudson County, New Jersey)
Built 1897, Abandoned 2002
Deck plate girder bridge over McCarter Highway, Passaic River, Passaic Avenue on New Jersey Transit
Abandoned

NKP - Buffalo River Bascule Bridge (Erie County, New York)
Built 1913
Through truss bridge over Buffalo Creek on Norfolk Southern RR (formerly Nickel Plate RR)
Abandoned and left raised

NKP - Cuyahoga River Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1956
Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Nickel Plate RR
Open to traffic

NKP - Cuyahoga River Bridge (Old) (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1907; Replaced in 1944 -1956
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on New York Chicago & St Louis RR
Replaced by a new bridge

NKP - Cuyahoga River Bridge (Older) (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Bridge constructed in 1882 replaced in the 1904 with a Scherzer type bascule bridge and replaced in 1944 with a vertical lift bridge
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Nickel Plate RR
No longer exists

NKP - Swan Creek Swing Bridge (Lucas County, Ohio)
Removed deck plate girder bridge over Swan Creek on Nickel Plate RR (abandoned)
Removed

NLAX - Jay-Jay Bridge (Brevard County, Florida)
Built 1963; Deteriorated span replaced 1987.
Bridge over Indian River on NASA Railroad
Open to traffic

NO&N - Tchefuncte River Bridge (St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana)
Lost through truss bridge over Tchefuncte River on New Orleans & Northeastern
Removed but not replaced

Nooksack River Bridge (Whatcom County, Washington)
Built 1890; Replaced 1957(?)
Lost Through truss bridge over Nooksack River on Northeast Diagonal Road
Replaced by a new bridge

NOPB - New Basin Canal Bridge (Orleans Parish, Louisiana)
Lost Deck girder bridge over New Basin Canal on Railroad
No longer exists

Norfolk Southern - Yazoo River Bridge (Leflore County, Mississippi)
Built 1932
Warren through truss bridge over Yazoo River on Norfolk Southern RR
Open to traffic

North Avenue Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1907
Double-leaf bascule through truss bridge over North Branch Chicago River on North Avenue in Chicago
Replaced by a modern bridge

North Bridge (King County, Washington)
Built 1924; Struck June 11, 1978; Replaced 1991
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Duwamish River on Spokane Street West Waterway
Replaced by a new bridge

North Bridge (Volusia County, Florida)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Indian River on North Causeway
Replaced by a new bridge

North Halsted Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1955
Bascule bridge over North Branch Chicago River on Halsted Street in Chicago
Open to traffic

North Halsted Street Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1909
Bascule bridge over North Branch Chicago River Canal on N. Halsted Street in Chicago
Demolished and replaced

North Halsted Street Bridge (Older) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1897
Lost Pony truss bridge over North Branch Chicago River on North Halsted Street
Replaced by a new bridge

North Landing River Bridge (Virginia Beach, Virginia)
Built 1953
Lost Parker through truss bridge over North Landing River on State Routr 604
No longer exists

North River Bridge (Plymouth County, Massachusetts)
Built 1920; rehabilitated 1958
Bascule bridge over North River on Union Street in Marshfield
Open to traffic

North Western Avenue Bascule Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1905
Lost Through truss bridge over North Branch Chicago River on North Western Avenue
No longer exists

Northeast Blvd. Bridge (New Castle County, Delaware)
Built 1980
Bascule bridge over Christina River on Northeast Blvd in Wilmington
Open to traffic

Northeast Cape Fear River Bridge (New Hanover County, North Carolina)
Built 1929; Replaced 1979
Lost Double leaf bascule bridge over Northeast Cape Fear River on US-74
Replaced by a new bridge

Northern Avenue Bridge (Suffolk County, Massachusetts)
Built 1908, rehabilitated 1979, closed to vehicles 1997, closed to pedestrians 2014
Pratt through truss bridge over Fort Point Channel on Northern Avenue
Intact but closed to all traffic

Northern Boulevard Bridge (Queens County, New York)
Built 1939
Lost deck plate girder bridge over Flushing Creek on Northern Boulevard
Replaced

Northern Pacific Bridge #95 (Polk County, Minnesota)
Built 1917 with a swing span, removed 2000 due to "flooding issues"
Lost Warren through truss swing bridge over Red River of the North on Former Northern Pacific
Removed but not replaced

Norwalk River Bridge (Fairfield County, Connecticut)
Built 1972
Bascule bridge over Norwalk River on CT 136 Washington Street in Norwalk
Open to traffic

NP - City Thea Waterway Bridge (Pierce County, Washington)
Built 1927
Lost Warren through truss bridge over City Waterway on Northern Pacific RR
No longer exists

NP - Duwamish River Bridge (King County, Washington)
Built 1911; Repaired and energy translated from the span to the counterweight in late 1920's
Bridge over Duwamish River on Northern Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic Repaired in the late 1920's by taking the operating struts from the counterweight bridge tower and placed on the bascule truss the operating machinery was removed from the span,and built into the counterweight bridge tower

NP - Lake Washington Canal Bridge (King County, Washington)
Built 1914 ; removed in 1976
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Lake Washington Canal on Northern Pacific Railroad
No longer exists

NP - Skagit River Bridge (Skagit County, Washington)
Built 1888-9
Abandoned warren through truss bridge over Skagit River on Former Northern Pacific Railroad
Abandoned

NP - South Fork Willapa River Bridge (Pacific County, Washington)
Through truss bridge over South Fork Willapa River on former Northern Pacific Railroad in Raymond
Derelict/abandoned

NPB - Elizabeth River Lift Bridge (Chesapeake, Virginia)
Through truss bridge over Elizabeth River on Norfolk and Portsmouth Belt Line Railroad
Open to traffic

NS - Albemarle Sound Trestle (Washington County, North Carolina)
Built 1910 for the Suffolk & Carolina Railway, removed ca. 1987
Lost Warren through truss bascule bridge over Albemarle Sound on Norfolk Southern Railway
Removed

NS - Black River Lift Bridge (Lorain County, Ohio)
Built 1974
Through truss bridge over Black River on Norfolk Southern Railroad
Open to traffic

NS - Black Warrier River Bridge (Greene County, Alabama)
Vertical lift bridge over Black Warrior River on NS Railroad
Presumably open to traffic

NS - Calumet River Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1912-1913; originally consisted of two identical bridges side-by-side but one was demolished
Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Calumet River on Norfolk Southern Railroad (formerly PFW&C RR)
Open to traffic

NS - Calumet River Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1971
Warren through truss bridge over Calumet River on Norfolk Southern Railroad (former Nickel Plate Ry)
Open

NS - Calumet River Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Lost Through truss bridge over Calumet River on Norfolk Southern RR
Replaced by a new bridge

NS - Congaree River Bridge (Richland County, South Carolina)
Swinging Warren through truss bridge over Congaree River on Norfolk Southern Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

NS - Coosa River Bridge (Riverside) (St. Clair County, Alabama)
Built 1928 by the Virginia Bridge & Iron Co.; Modified 1964 by the American Bridge Co. during the construction of Logan Martin Lake
Warren through truss bridge over Coosa River (Logan Martin Lake) on Norfolk Southern Railroad
Open to traffic

NS - East Branch Elizabeth River Bascule Bridge (Norfolk, Virginia)
Through truss bridge over East Branch Elizabeth River on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open

NS - East Branch Elizabeth River Swing Bridge (Chesapeake, Virginia)
Through truss bridge over East Branch Elizabeth River on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS - Elizabeth River Lift Bridge (Chesapeake, Virginia)
Through truss bridge over Elizabeth River on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS - Grand River Swing Bridge (Kent County, Michigan)
Built 1901-1903 by American Bridge Co. and Detroit Bridge and Iron Works, northernmost span replaced 1908, southernmost span replaced 1922
Pratt through truss bridge over Grand River on Norfolk Southern RR (formerly Pere Marquette RR)
Open to traffic