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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.


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

NO&P - Plaquemine Bayou Bridge (Iberville Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1881; replaced 1920
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Plaquemine Bayou on New Orleans & Pacific
Replaced by a new bridge

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)
Replaced 1997
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

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 - Red River 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

NP - Red River Bridge (Original) (Cass County, North Dakota)
Lost Through truss bridge over Red River on Northern Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

NP - Red River Bridge (Second) (Cass County, North Dakota)
Lost through truss bridge over Red River on Northern Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

NP - Skagit River Bridge (Skagit County, Washington)
Built 1913
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

NS - Hannibal Bridge (Marion County, Missouri)
Lift spam added in 1993
Vertical-lift through truss bridge over the Mississippi River on the Norfolk Southern Railroad at Hannibal
Open to railroad traffic

NS - Indiana Harbor Canal Bridge (Lake County, Indiana)
Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Indiana Harbor Canal on Norfolk Southern Railroad (formerly Pennsylvania RR)
Open to traffic

NS - Iron Curtain Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1947
Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Cuyahoga River on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS - Iron Curtain Bridge (Old) (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Replaced 1947
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Iron Curtian Conrail Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

NS - JM Drawbridge (Ashtabula County, Ohio)
Built in 1911 This bascule bridge was also built by the New York Central Line Railroad
Bridge over Ashtabula River on Norfolk Southern and CSX Railroad
Still operatable in service

NS - Kanawha Canal Bridge (Richmond, Virginia)
Built by Southern Railway 1929, gears removed and bridge welded into place 1982
Pony plate girder bridge over Kanawah Canal connecting James River on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS - Lake Pontchartrain Trestle (St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana)
Originally built 1884. several upgrades have been made since
Bascule bridge over Lake Pontchartrain on Norfolk Southern Railway (former Southern Railway)
Open to traffic

NS - Lower Shellpot Bridge (New Castle County, Delaware)
Built 1888
Pratt through truss bridge over Christina River on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS - Maumee River Swing Bridge (Lucas County, Ohio)
Double-intersection Warren through truss bridge over Maumee River on Norfolk & Southern RR, CSX, and Amtrak
Open to traffic

NS - Nanticoke River Bridge (Sussex County, Delaware)
Built 1929
Deck girder swing bridge over Nanticoke River on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS - Neuse River Bridge (Craven County, North Carolina)
Deck plate girder bridge over Neuse River on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS - Oak Harbor Drawbridge (Ottawa County, Ohio)
Built 1903
Deck plate girder bridge over Portage River on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic fixed in place

NS - Ocmulgee River Bridge (Telfair County, Georgia)
Built 1928 by the Virginia Bridge & Iron Co.
Warren through truss bridge over Ocmulgee River on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS - Ocmulgee River Bridge (Bibb County, Georgia)
Built 1930
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Ocmulgee River on Norfolk Southern RR
Replaced by a new bridge

NS - Oconee River Bridge (Oconee County, Georgia)
Built 1918
Bridge over Oconee River on Norfolk Southern Railway (Nee Central of Georgia)
Open to traffic

NS - Ohio River Bridge (Hamilton County, Ohio)
Built 1922 using the existing piers from a 1877 bridge
Through truss bridge over Ohio River on Norfolk Southern Railroad in Cincinnati
Open to traffic

NS - Pamlico River Bridge (Washington) (Beaufort County, North Carolina)
Through truss swing bridge over Pamlico River on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS - Pocomoke River Bridge (Worcester County, Maryland)
Built 1940
Deck girder bridge over Pocomoke River on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS - Port Clinton Bridge (Ottawa County, Ohio)
Built 1915
Baltimore through truss bridge over Portage River on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS - Rouge River Bridge (N) (Wayne County, Michigan)
Built 1922
Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Rouge River on Norfolk Southern RR (formerly Wabash RR)
Open to traffic

NS - Rouge River Bridge (Old) (Wayne County, Michigan)
Replaced 1923
Lost Through truss bridge over Rouge River on Norfolk Southern Railroad (Wabash)
Replaced by a new bridge

NS - Rouge River Bridge (S) (Wayne County, Michigan)
Built 1923
Warren through truss bridge over Rouge River on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS - Sandusky Bay Bridge (Erie County, Ohio)
Bridge over Sandusky Bay on Norfolk Southern Railroad
Open to traffic

NS - Savannah River Bridge (Richmond County, Georgia)
Originally Southern Railway
Truss bridge over Savannah River on Norfolk Southern Railway in Augusta
Open to traffic

NS - Savannah River Swing Bridge (Old) (Richmond County, Georgia)
Replaced 1912
Lost Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Savannah River on Norfolk Southern Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

NS - Seabrook Bridge (Orleans Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1920
Warren through truss bridge over Industrial Canal
Open to traffic

NS - South Branch Elizabeth River Bridge (Chesapeake, Virginia)
Built 1908;
Through truss bridge over Elizabeth River on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS - Tenn Bridge (Hamilton County, Tennessee)
Built 1880-86, rebuilt 1917-20
Vertical lift through Warren through truss bridge over Tennessee River on the Norfolk-Southern Railway in Chattanooga
Open to railroad traffic

NS - Tombigbee River Bridge (Greene County, Alabama)
Polygonal Warren through truss bridge over Tombigbee River on Railroad (NS)
Replaced by a new bridge

NS - Trail Creek Swing Bridge (La Porte County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1905
Through truss bridge over Trail Creek on Norfolk Southern RR
Open to traffic

NS - Trent River Bridge (Craven County, North Carolina)
Deck plate girder bridge over Trent River on Norfolk Southern RR
Open to traffic

NS - Upper Shellpot Bridge (New Castle County, Delaware)
Built 1888; Rehabilitated 2003;
Pratt through truss bridge over Christina River on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

NS - Valley City Bridge (Scott County, Illinois)
Built 1959
Vertical lift through truss bridge over Illinois River on Norfolk Southern Railroad (formerly Wabash Railroad)
Open to traffic

NS - Wabash River Bridge (Gibson County, Indiana)
Built 1910 by Hollerbach & May Company, The swing span in now stationary.
Through truss bridge over Wabash River on The Former New York Central Railroad
Open to traffic

NS - Wabash River Bridge (Old) (Wabash County, Illinois)
Built in 1912, the swing machinery removed converted into a fixed truss bridge
Lost Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Wabash River on Norfolk Southern
Replaced by a new bridge

NS - West Fork Pearl River Swing Bridge (St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana)
Railroad swing bridge over Pearl River, West Fork navigation channel on Norfolk Southern Railroad
Open to traffic

NS/CSX - Tombigbee River Bridge (Clarke County, Alabama)
Through truss bridge over Tombigbee River on Norfolk Southern, CSX
Open to traffic

NSF Indian Head Footbridge (Charles County, Maryland)
Built 1917
Warren pony through truss bascule footbridge over Mattawoman Creek on Pedestrian Traffic
Removed

NSR - Cuyahoga River Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1906 Removed in 1994
Lost Bridge over Cuyahoga River on Newburg & South Shore Railroad
Demolished in 1994

Nueces Bay Causeway (Nueces County, Texas)
Built 1911; Heavily damaged/partially destroyed by the infamous 1919 Hurricane; Rebuilt 1921, appearing to have reused the original 1911 bascule; Replaced ca. 1963
Lost Plate girder bascule bridge over Nueces Bay on US 181
Replaced by a new bridge

NWP - Black Point Bridge (Sonoma County, California)
Built 1911;
Warren through truss bridge over Petaluma River on Northwestern Pacific Railroad
Open to low emission locomotives and cars carrying animal feed and lumber up north four to five times a week.

NWP - Black Point Bridge (Old) (Marin County, California)
Built in 1891; Replaced 1911
Parker through truss bridge over Petaluma River on Northwestern Pacific RR
No longer exists

NWP - Corte Madera Drawbridge (Marin County, California)
Built 1930; Section over Sir Francis Drake Boulevard removed in 2003
Bascule bridge over Corte Madera Creek on abandoned Northwestern and Pacific Railroad in Corte Madera
Closed to all traffic

NWP - Eureka Slough Bridge (Humboldt County, California)
Deck plate girder bridge over Eureka Slough on Northwestern Pacific Railroad (NWP)
Open to authorized vehicles only

NWP - Eureka Slough Bridge (Old) (Humboldt County, California)
Built 1916
Lost Through truss bridge over Eureka Slough on Northwestern Pacific RR
Replaced by a new bridge

NWP - Gallinas Creek Bridge (Marin County, California)
Built 1917; Machinery removed 1947; Bridge replaced 2014
Pony plate girder hinged lift bridge over Gallinas Creek on Northwestern Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

NWP - Haystack's Landing Bridge (Sonoma County, California)
Built 1903; Replaced 2015; last train operated over Sept. 21, 2015
Warren through truss bridge over Pataluma River on Railroad (SMART)
Replaced by a new bridge

NWP - Wingo Lift Bridge (Sonoma County, California)
Built 1920 by the Toledo Bridge & Crane Co
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Slough feeding San Pablo Bay on Northwestern Pacific Railroad (NWP)
Open to traffic

NWS Yorktown Ammunition Pier Lift Bridge (York County, Virginia)
Built 1963
Lost Bridge over York River on York Naval
Open to authorized vehicles only

NYC - Ashtabula River Bridge (Old) (Ashtabula County, Ohio)
Replaced in 1911
Lost Through truss bridge over Ashtabula River on Former New York Central Railroad
Superstructure replaced

NYC - Cuyahoga River Bascule Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1901; Replaced 1953
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Cleveland Columbus Chicago & St Louis RR
Replaced by a new bridge

NYC - DePue Swing Bridge (Bureau County, Illinois)
Lost Polygonal Warren through truss bridge over Illinois River on New York Central Railroad/Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
No longer exists

NYC - Harlem River Bascule Bridge (New York County, New York)
Built 1867; Replaced 1897
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Harlem River on Metro North RR
Replaced by a new bridge

NYC - Harlem River Swing Bridge (New York County, New York)
Built 1896; Replaced 1954
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Harlem River on New York Central Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge