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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.


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 - DK Yard Drawbridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1953
Through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Railroads (NS)
Derelict/abandoned

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

NYC - Hojack Swing Bridge (Monroe County, New York)
Built 1905
Lost Warren through swing bridge over Genesee River
Removed but not replaced

NYC - Indiana Harbor Canal Bridges (Lake County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1909
Abandoned through truss bridge over Indiana Harbor Canal on Railroad (Abandoned New York Central)
Derelict/abandoned

NYC - Iron Curtain Bridge (Old) (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Replaced 1956
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on New York Central
Replaced by a new bridge

NYC - Kalamazoo River Bridge (Allegan County, Michigan)
Deck plate girder bridge over Kalamazoo River on New York Central Railroad
No longer exists

NYC - Maiden Lane Bridge (Albany County, New York)
Built 1899, Closed 1968 when Union Station closed, Removal for construction of I-787 completed by January 1970
Lost Baltimore through truss bridge over Hudson River, Maiden Lane on New York Central Railroad
Removed

NYC - Maiden Lane Bridge (Old) (Albany County, New York)
Built 1872; Replaced 1899
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Hudson River on New York Central Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

NYC - Peekskill River Bridge (Westchester County, New York)
Built 1913
Deck plate girder bridge over Peekskill River on New York Central & Hudson RR
Replaced by a new bridge

NYC - Rouge River Bridge (Old) (Wayne County, Michigan)
Built 1887; Replaced in 1920
Lost Through truss bridge over Rouge River on New York Central RR
Replaced by a new bridge

NYC - Sandusky Bay Bridge (Old) (Ottawa County, Ohio)
Lost Through truss bridge over Sandusky Bay on New York Central Railroad
No longer exists

NYC - Tonawanda Creek Bridge (Niagara County, New York)
Through truss bridge over Tonawanda Creek/New York State Barge Canal on New York Central RR
Derelict/abandoned

NYC - Upper Bridge (Old) (Rensselaer County, New York)
Built 1870; Replaced 1901
Lost Lattice through truss bridge over Hudson River on New York Central Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

NYC - Upper Bridge (Oldest) (Rensselaer County, New York)
Built 1866, Replaced 1870
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Hudson River on New York Central Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

NYC - Wappinger Creek Bridge (Old) (Dutchess County, New York)
Built 1908 ; replaced 1929
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Wappinger Creek on New York Central & Hudson RR
No longer exists

NYC Sandusky Bay Bridge (Old) (Ottawa County, Ohio)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Sandusky Bay on New York Central RR
No longer exists

NYCTA - Beach Channel Drawbridge (Queens County, New York)
Built 1956
Warren through truss bridge over Jamaica Bay on New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority
Open to traffic

NYLB - Raritan River Bridge (Old) (Middlesex County, New Jersey)
Built 1875; Replaced 1908
Lost Post through truss bridge over Raritan River on New York & Long Branch Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

NYNHL - Norwalk River Bridge (Old) (Fairfield County, Connecticut)
Built in 1895 Removed in 1897
Lost Bridge over Norwalk River on New York New Haven Line RR
Demolished

NYS&W - Overpeck Creek Bridge (Old) (Bergen County, New Jersey)
Replaced
Lost Through truss bridge over Hackensack River /Overpeck Creek on New York Susquehanna & Western Railroad
Demolished and replaced

NYSW - Hackensack River Bridge (Bergen County, New Jersey)
Built 1914
Deck plate girder bridge over Hackensack River on New York Susquehanna & Western RR
Open to traffic

NYSW - Hackensack River Bridge (Old) (Bergen County, New Jersey)
Built XXXX; Replaced 1914
Lost Through truss bridge over Hackensack River on New York Susquehanna & Western Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

NYWS&B - Oswego Canal Bridge (Onondaga County, New York)
Built 1884
Lost Bridge over Oswego Canal on New York West Shore & Buffalo RR
No longer exists

O&M - Wabash River Bridge (Knox County, Indiana)
Replaced 1897
Lost Post through truss bridge over Wabash River on Ohio & Mississippi Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Oak Grove Park Bridge (Cass County, North Dakota)
Built 2014
Modern Warren pony truss vertical lift bridge over Red River on Walkway
Open to pedestrians only

Oakland Park Blvd. Bridge (Broward County, Florida)
Built 1955
Bascule bridge over Intracoastal Waterway on Oakland Park Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale
Open to traffic

Ocean Avenue Bridge (Monmouth County, New Jersey)
Built 1936; rehabilitated 1988
Bascule bridge over Shark River on Ocean Avenue in Avon-by-the-Sea
Open to traffic

Ocean Avenue Bridge (Old) (Palm Beach County, Florida)
Built in 1935 replaced in 2001
Lost Deck girder bridge over Intracoastal Waterway on Ocean Avenue Route 804
Demolished and replaced with new bridge

Ocean Aveue Bridge (Suffolk County, New York)
Lost Through truss bridge over Quogue Canal on Ocean Avenue
No longer exists

Ocean City-Longport Bridge (Cape May County, New Jersey)
Built 1928; replaced 2002
Lost bascule bridge over Great Egg Harbor on Ocean Highway (CR 656) in Ocean City
No longer exists

Ocean Highway Corson Inlet Bridge (Cape May County, New Jersey)
Built 1948
Bascule bridge over Corson Inlet on Ocean Highway (CR 619)
Open to traffic

Ocean Highway Grassy Sound Bridge (Cape May County, New Jersey)
Built 1939
Bascule bridge over Grassy Sound on Ocean Highway (CR 619)
Open to traffic

Ocean Highway Middle Thorofare Bridge (Cape May County, New Jersey)
Built 1939
Bascule bridge over Middle Thorofare on Ocean Highway (CR 621)
Open to traffic

Oceanic Bridge (Monmouth County, New Jersey)
Built 1939; rehabilitated 1970
Bascule bridge over Navesink River on CR 8A in Rumson
Open to traffic

Ocmulgee River Bridge (Pulaski County, Georgia)
Built in 1921
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Ocmulgee River on Route 341 Golden Isle Parkway
No longer exists

Oconee River Bridge (Wheeler County, Georgia)
Built 1940
Lost through truss swing bridge over Oconee River on GA 46
Demolished and replaced with a slab of concrete.

Oconee River Bridge (Laurens County, Georgia)
Built 1923; Replaced 1952
Lost Pratt through truss swing bridge over Oconee River on Jackson Street
No longer exists

Oconee River Bridge (Montgomery County, Georgia)
Built 1914; Destroyed by flooding 1925
Lost Through truss bridge over Oconee River on Route 280
Destroyed by flooding

Odessa Bridge (New Castle County, Delaware)
Built 1929; Replaced 1991
Deck plate girder bridge over Appoquinnimink River on Delaware State Route 299 Main Street Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Ogden Avenue Viaduct (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1932; closed to traffic March 24, 1992; demolished 1993
Lost viaduct over Chicago River North Branch and city streets on Ogden Avenue
No longer exists

Ogden Slip Lake Shore Drive Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1937, demolished 1982 and replaced with a fixed span
Through truss bascule bridge over Ogden Slip on Lake Shore Drive US 41
Replaced by a fixed span

Ogden Street Bridge (Marinette County, Wisconsin)
Built 1973
Bascule bridge over Menominee River on Ogden Street in Marinette / 1st Street in Menominee
Open to traffic

Ogden Street Bridge (Old) (Marinette County, Wisconsin)
Lost Bridge over Menominee River on Ogden St. / 1st Street
Demolished

Ogden Street Bridge (Older) (Marinette County, Wisconsin)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Menominee River on Ogden Street /1 Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Ohio Canal Bridge (Stark County, Ohio)
Lost Deck girder bridge over Ohio & Erie Canal on Ohio Canal
Destroyed by flooding

Ohio Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1961
Bascule bridge over North Branch Chicago River on Ohio Street in Chicago
Open to traffic

Ohio Street Bridge (Erie County, New York)
Built 1961
Vertical lift through truss bridge over Buffalo River on Ohio Street
Open to traffic

Ohio Street Bridge (Old) (Erie County, New York)
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Buffalo River on Ohio Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Okanogan River Bascule Bridge (Okanogan County, Washington)
Built 1905; Partially collapsed on opening day and repaired; Replaced 1910
Lost Timber stringer bridge with single leaf bascule span over Okanogan River
No longer exists

Okeechobee Waterway Bridge (Lee County, Florida)
Deck plate girder bridge over Okeechobee Waterway on Florida Route 41
Replaced by a new bridge

Okoboji Swing Bridge (Dickinson County, Iowa)
Built 1883; Replaced 1909
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Okoboji Lake on Okoboji Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Old 35th Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Replaced 1914
Lost Through truss bridge over South Fork of South Branch Chicago River on 35th Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Old Burton's Ferry Bridge (Screven County, Georgia)
Built 1938
Parker through truss bridge over Savannah River on U.S. 301 / Burton's Ferry Highway
Derelict/abanoned

Old Dickey Road Bridge (Lake County, Indiana)
Lost Warren through truss with alternating verticals bridge over Indiana Harbor Canal on Dickey Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Old Dix Road Bridge (Wayne County, Michigan)
Built 1913, Replaced 1927
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Rouge River on Dix Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Old Feather River Bridge (Sutter County, California)
Replaced 1958
Lost Through truss bridge over Feather River on State Route 99
Replaced by new bridge

Old Fort Bayou Bridge (Jackson County, Mississippi)
Built 1985
Deck girder bridge over Old Fort Bayou on US 90 Biloxi Bay
Replaced by a new bridge

Old Fort Bayou Bridge (Older) (Jackson County, Mississippi)
Built 1901; Replaced 1929
Lost Through truss bridge over Old Fort Bayou on Washington Road
No longer exists

Old Galveston Causeway (Galveston County, Texas)
Built 1912, Original Bascule replaced in 1987; 1987 bascule span replaced in 2012 by a lift span
Modern lift bridge with concrete arch approach spans over Galveston Bay on BNSF Railway (and former highway)
Open to railroad traffic only

Old Intercoastal Canal L Prairie Bridge (Vermilion Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1965
Bridge over Old Intercoastal Canal on LA-82
Open to traffic

Old John Gorrie Memorial Bridge (Franklin County, Florida)
Built 1936; Replaced 1988
Warren through truss bridge over Apalachicola River on Route 319/US 98
Replaced by a new bridge

Old Keokuk-Hamilton Bridge (Lee County, Iowa)
Built in 1917, Roadway deck Service Discontinued 1985
Through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Keokuk Junction Railway
Open to rail traffic only. The upper deck on the Iowa side has been converted to an observation deck; the upper deck on the Illinois side is closed to traffic. Roadway traffic has been shifted to the 1985 beam span to the southwest of the bridge

Old Kings Ferry Bridge (Chatham County, Georgia)
Lost Warren Pony Truss Swing Bridge over Ogeechee River near Georgetown
Lost Warren pony truss bridge over Ogeechee River on US 17, GA 25
Replaced by new bridge

Old Loomis Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1904 to replace earlier swing bridge; replaced 1970
Lost Scherzer rolling lift bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Loomis Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Old Lower Bank Road Bridge (Burlington County, New Jersey)
Built 1915 ; replaced 1926
Lost Through truss bridge over Mullica River on County Route 652
Demolished

Old MD70 Weems Creek Bridge (Anne Arundel County, Maryland)
Built 1953; Replaced 2006
Deck girder bridge over Weems Creek on State Route 70
Replaced by a new bridge

Old Monticello Road Bridge (Bradley County, Arkansas)
Lost swing through truss bridge over Saline River on AR 4 (now US 278) between Warren and Monticello
Replaced 1949 by a new bridge located upstream

Old Neuse River Bridge (Craven County, North Carolina)
Lost Truss bridge over Neuse River
Replaced by a new bridge

Old Ninth Street Bridge (Kings County, New York)
Lost Deck girder bridge over Gowanus Canal on Nineth Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Old Pocahontas Bridge (Randolph County, Arkansas)
Replaced by new through truss bridge in 1934
Lost swing through truss bridge over Black River on Old US 67
No longer exists

Old Rickenbacker Causeway (Miami-Dade County, Florida)
Built 1947; replaced 1985
Lost Bridge over Intracoastal Waterway on Rickenbacker Causeway
Replaced by new bridge

Old River Bridge (San Joaquin County, California)
Built 1915; rehabilitated 1978
Swing bridge over Old River on CA 4 in Discovery Bay
Open to traffic

Old River Canal LA 15 Bridge (Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1965
Vertical lift bridge over Old River Nav. Canal on LA 15
Open to traffic

Old Rooster Bridge (Marengo County, Alabama)
Built ca.1925; Demolished 1980
Lost Through truss bridge over Tombigbee River on former Hwy 80 route
Lost

Old Sidney Lanier Bridge (Glynn County, Georgia)
Built 1956, replaced by new cable stay bridge
Lost vertical-lift bridge over Brunswick River on US 17 at Brunswick
No longer exists

Old State Street-Cooper River Bridge (Camden County, New Jersey)
Built in 1899 by Benjamin Sweeten; bypassed and preserved in 2013.
Swing bridge over Cooper River on State Street in Camden
Open to pedestrians only

Old Stillwell Avenue Bridge (Kings County, New York)
Replaced 1991
Lost Through truss bridge over Coney Island Creek on Stillwell Avenue & Trolley Tracks
Replaced by a new bridge

Old Trout River Bridge (Duval County, Florida)
Ca. 1930 bascule Bridge over Trout River on Old Main St/pedestrian path
Open to pedestrians only

Old United States Naval Academy Bridge (Anne Arundel County, Maryland)
Built 1924, Rehabbed 1979 after 4 of the easternmost spans were found to be in poor condition in 1978, Replaced 1995
Deck girder bridge over Severn River on Route 450
Replaced by a new bridge

Old US45 Tombigbee River Bridge (Monroe County, Mississippi)
Lost Post through truss bridge over Tombigbee River on Old Road old US Highway 45
No longer exists

Old Victory Bridge (Gadsden County, Florida)
Built 1922
Open-spandrel arch bridge over the Apalachicola River on an old alignment of US 90
Open to pedestrians