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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.


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

MNCW - Saugatuck River Bridge (Fairfield County, Connecticut)
Built 1904, rehabilitated 1990
Bridge over Saugatuck River on Metro-North Commuter Railroad
Open to traffic

MNCW - Wappinger Creek Bridge (Dutchess County, New York)
Built 1929
Pony plate girder bascule bridge over Wappinger Creek on Metro-North Commuter Railroad
Open to rail traffic, but permanently closed with counterweight removed

Mokelumne River Bridge (San Joaquin County, California)
Built 1942; rehabilitated 1978
Swing bridge over Mokelumne River on CA 12
Open to traffic

Monon - Hohman Avenue Railroad Bridge (Lake County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1909 for Monon (Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville) Railroad; abandoned by successor railroad after 1981 and before 1989. Successor railroad CSX Transportation supposedly donated span to city, but city never acted to take deed.
Abandoned Warren through truss with alternating verticals bridge over Grand Calumet River on Monon Railroad (abandoned)
Demolished by Illegal Scrapping

Monroe Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1919
Bascule bridge over South Branch Chicago River on W. Monroe Street in Chicago
Open to traffic

Monroe Street Bridge (Lucas County, Ohio)
Built 1907; Replaced 1995
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Swan Creek on Monroe Street
No longer exists

Monticello Bridge (Wright County, Minnesota)
Built 1891; Replaced in 1930
Lost Through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Minnesota Highway 25
Replaced by a new bridge

Montlake Bridge (King County, Washington)
Built 1925; rehabilitated 1999
Bascule bridge over Montlake Cut on WA 513 in Seattle
Open to traffic

MoPac - Algiers Canal Bridge (Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1957 by the Missouri Pacific Railroad
Through truss bridge over Algiers Canal (Gulf Intracoastal Waterway) on former Union Pacific RR
Closed to traffic

MoPac - Arkansas River Bridge (Sebastian County, Arkansas)
Built 1891, removed 1969
Lost Pegram truss swing bridge over Arkansas River for Railroad and at one time Wagon traffic in Ft. Smith. It was removed due to the Kerr-McClellan Arkansas river navigation project.
Lost

MoPac - Augasta Bridge (Older) (Woodruff County, Arkansas)
Replaced with a second swing, then replaced 1913
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over White River on Missouri Pacific Railroad
No longer exists

MoPac - Augusta Bridge (Old) (Woodruff County, Arkansas)
Replaced in 1913
Lost Through truss bridge over White River on Union Pacific
Replaced by a new bridge

MoPac - Baring Cross Bridge (Old) (Pulaski County, Arkansas)
Built 1890; Destroyed by flooding 1927
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Arkansas River on Missouri Pacific Railroad
Destroyed by flooding

MoPac - Benzel Bridge (Desha County, Arkansas)
Built 1903
Vertical lift through truss bridge over White River on Railroad
Closed to all traffic

MoPac - Black River Bridge (Clay County, Arkansas)
Built 1907
Bridge over Black River on Missouri Pacific Railroad
No longer exists

MoPac - Black River Bridge (Old) (Independence County, Arkansas)
Pratt through truss bridge over Black River on Missouri Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

MoPac - Clayton Drawbridge (Catahoula Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1909
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Tensas River on Missouri Pacific RR
No longer exists

MoPac - Gage Junction Swing Bridge (Randolph County, Illinois)
Built 1903 ; replaced 1975
Pratt through truss swing bridge over Kaskaskia River on Missouri Pacific Railroad
Destroyed by derailment

MoPac - Ouachita River Bridge (Union County, Arkansas)
Built 1902-3; Removed ca. 1973
Lost Bridge over Ouachita River on Missouri Pacific Railroad
Removed

MoPac - St Francis River Bridge (Lee County, Arkansas)
Built 1912 ; relocated in 1966 to Texas
Lost Through truss bridge over St Frances River
Removed but not replaced and relocated To Texas

MoPac - Yancopin Bridge (Desha County, Arkansas)
Built 1903, ; Abandoned 1992
Railroad Bridge
Intact but closed to all traffic

Morrilton Bridge (Conway County, Arkansas)
Lost swing through truss bridge over Arkansas River on AR 9 at Morrilton
No longer exists

Morris Canal Bridge (Hudson County, New Jersey)
Built 1905
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Morris Canal on Grove Street
No longer exists

Morrison Bridge (Multnomah County, Oregon)
Built 1958
Bascule bridge over Willamette River on Morrison Street in Portland
Open to traffic

Morrison Street Bridge (1st) (Multnomah County, Oregon)
Built 1888; Replaced 1905
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Willamette river on Morrison street
Replaced by a new bridge

Morrison Street Bridge (2nd) (Multnomah County, Oregon)
Built 1905; Replaced 1958
Lost Through truss bridge over Williamette River on Morrisson Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Moss Bluff Bridge (Marion County, Florida)
Built 1927
Lost Warren pony truss bridge over Ocklawah River on State Route 464
No longer exists

Moss Bluff Drawbridge (Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1968
Vertical lift bridge over West Fork Calcasieu River on LA 378 in Moss Bluff
Open to traffic

Mossdale Highway Bridge (San Joaquin County, California)
Built 1949;
Warren through truss bascule bridge over San Joaquin River
Open to traffic

Mossdale Swing Bridge (San Joaquin County, California)
Built 1917; Replaced 1926
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over San Joaquin River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

MQT - Manistee River Swing Bridge (Manistee County, Michigan)
Used to access industry(Paper Mill?) on South side of bridge. Rail line is gone South of here. Has a
Deck plate girder bridge over Manistee River on Marquette Rail, Former C&O Railroad/Pere Marquette/Michigan East and West Railway line in Manistee
Open to traffic

MSE - Escatawpa River Bridge (Jackson County, Mississippi)
Swing bridge over Escatawpa River on Mississippi Export Railroad in Moss Point
Open to traffic

Mullica River Bascule Bridge (Atlantic County, New Jersey)
Built 1954
Lost Deck girder bridge over Mullica River on Garden State Parkway
No longer exists

Mullica River Bridge (Atlantic County, New Jersey)
Built 1926; replaced 2003
Lost bascule bridge over Mullica River on Egg Harbor-Green Bank Road
No longer exists

Mullica River Bridge (Old) (Atlantic County, New Jersey)
Replaced 1954
Lost Through truss bridge over Mullica River on New Jersey Route 9
No longer exists

Murray Morgan Bridge (Pierce County, Washington)
Opened Feb. 15, 1913; rehabilitated 1957; closed 2007; rehabilitated 2012-3
Vertical lift bridge over Foss Waterway on E. 11th Street in Tacoma
Open to traffic

Murray Street Bridge (Rapides Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1902, demolished after construction of the Jackson St. bridge
Lost Warren through truss swing bridge over Red River on Murray St.
Replaced 1984 by vertical-lift Gillis Long Bridge

Muscoda Bascule Bridge (Grant County, Wisconsin)
Built 1929
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Wisconsin River on State Highway 80
Replaced by new bridge

Muskingum River Canal-6th Street Bridge (Muskingum County, Ohio)
Built 1914-5; rehabilitated 1977; Replaced 2000
Lost Bascule Lift Bridge over the Muskingum River Canal on 6th Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Mystic River Bascule Bridge (New London County, Connecticut)
Built 1922
Bascule bridge over Mystic River on US 1 West Main Street at Mystic
Open to traffic

Mystic River Bridge (1904) (New London County, Connecticut)
Built 1904; Replaced 1922
Lost steel through truss swing bridge over Mystic River on Boston Post Road
No longer exists

Mystic River Bridge (Oldest) (New London County, Connecticut)
Built 1854; replaced 1866
Lost Stringer bridge over Mystic River on Trolley
No longer exists

Mystic River Swing Bridge (1866) (New London County, Connecticut)
Built 1866; Replaced 1904
Lost Truesdell truss bridge over Mystic River on West Main Street
No longer exists

Mystic Valley Parkway Bridge (Middlesex County, Massachusetts)
Built 1906; replaced 1954
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Malden River on Mystic Valley Parkway MA 16
No longer exists

N&W - Black River Bridge (Old) (Lorain County, Ohio)
Built 1907; Replaced 1974
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Black River on Norfolk Southern RR
Replaced by a new bridge

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, replaced 2017
Swing bridge over San Joaquin River on Navy Drive in Stockton
Replaced by a new bridge

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 London Pearl Street Bridge (Older) (Outagamie County, Wisconsin)
Through truss swing bridge
Replaced by a new bridge

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 (Suffolk 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