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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.


PGA Boulevard Bridge (Palm Beach County, Florida)
Eastbound bridge built 1966; westbound 1982
Pair of bascule bridges over Intracoastal Waterway on PGA Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens
Open to traffic

Pierre Part Bay LA 70 Bridge (Assumption Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1967
Swing bridge over Pierre Part Bay on LA 70 in Pierre Part
Open to traffic

Pine Island Road Bridge (Old) (Lee County, Florida)
Built 1968 replaced with new single leaf bascule
Bascule bridge over Matlacha Pass on Pine Island Road in Cape Coral
Replaced by a new bridge

Pine River Bridge (St. Clair County, Michigan)
Built 1978
Bridge over Pine River on Riverside Avenue
Open to traffic

Pinellas Bayway Drawbridge (Pinellas County, Florida)
Built 1961
Bascule bridge over Boca Ciega Bay on FL 679 in Saint Petersburg
Open to traffic

Plankinton Avenue Bridge (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin)
Built 1984
Bascule bridge over Menomonee River on Plankinton Avenue in Milwaukee
Open to traffic

Plaquemine LA 1 Bridge (Iberville Parish, Louisiana)
Built ca. 1950
Vertical lift bridge over Bayou Plaquemine on LA 1 SB at Plaquemine
Open to traffic

Platt Street Bridge (Hillsborough County, Florida)
Built 1926; rehabilitated 2012
Bascule bridge over Hillsborough River on Platt Street in Tampa
Open to traffic

Pleasant Street Bridge (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin)
Built 1972; improvements made in 1990
Vertical lift bridge over Milwaukee River on E. Pleasant Street in Milwaukee
Open to traffic

Pleasant Street Bridge (Old) (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin)
Replaced 1972
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Milwaukee River on Pleasant Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Pleasure Beach Bridge (Fairfield County, Connecticut)
Closed when a portion of the deck burned in 1996
Warren through truss bridge over Lewis Gut on a closed section Long Beach St.
Closed to all traffic

Pleasure Pier Bridge (Old) (Jefferson County, Texas)
Built 1931, replaced 1967
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Sabine Neches Canal on Pleasure Pier Highway
Replaced by a new bridge

Pleasure Pier Bridge (Older) (Jefferson County, Texas)
Built 1913. Struck out of alignment in 1916 by the Itlaian steamship Splendor and rebuilt; Replaced 1931
Warren through truss bridge over Sabine Neches Canal on Pleasure Pier Highway
Replaced by a new bridge

Plum Island Turnpike Bridge (Essex County, Massachusetts)
Built 1973
Bascule bridge over Plum Island River on Plum Island Turnpike in Newbury
Open to traffic

Plymouth Avenue Bridge (Monroe County, New York)
Lost Through truss bridge over Erie Canal on Highway 15 Plymouth Avenue
No longer exists

PNWR - Blind Slough Bridge (Clatsop County, Oregon)
Built 1895
Warren through truss bridge over Blind Slough on Portland and Western Railroad
Closed

PNWR - Clatskanie River Bridge (Columbia County, Oregon)
Built 1897
Warren through truss swing bridge over Clatskanie River on Portland & Western Railroad (PNWR) in Clatskanie
Open to traffic

PNWR - John Day River Bridge (Clatsop County, Oregon)
Pony truss bridge over John Day River on Portland & Western Railroad
Open to traffic?

PNWR - Willamette River Bridge (Linn County, Oregon)
Built 1921 by the Southern Pacific Railroad
Swing span through truss bridge over Willamette River on Portland and Western Railroad (PNWR) in Albany
Open to traffic

PNWR - Willamette River Bridge (Linn County, Oregon)
Built Ca. 1910
Vertical lift bridge over Willamette River on Portland and Western Railroad (PNWR)
Open to traffic

PNWTC - Skagit River Bridge (Skagit County, Washington)
Built 1912; Removed ca. 1930 after being condemned in 1928
Lost Pratt through truss drawridge over Skagit River on former Bellingham and Skagit Interurban Railway
Only two piers remain

Pocahontas Bridge (Randolph County, Arkansas)
Built 1934 by the Pittsburgh-Des Moines Steel Co.; parallel bridge built 1986; closed to traffic and demolished starting July 5, 2016
Through truss bridge with a center swing span over Black River on US 67 NB at Pocahontas
Replaced by a new bridge

Point Pleasant Canal Bridge (Ocean County, New Jersey)
Built 1972
Vertical lift bridge over Point Pleasant Canal on NJ 13 in Point Pleasant
Open to traffic

Point Pleasant Canal Bridge (Old) (Ocean County, New Jersey)
Replaced 1986
Lost Deck girder bridge over Point Pleasant Canal on NJ 88
Replaced by a new bridge

Point Pleasant Canal Lift Bridge (Ocean County, New Jersey)
Built 1986
Vertical lift bridge over Point Pleasant Canal on NJ 88 in Point Pleasant
Open to traffic

Point Street Bridge (Providence County, Rhode Island)
Built 1927; rehabilitated 1999
Swing bridge over Providence River on Point Street in Providence
Open to traffic

Polk Street Lift Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1910 to replace 1872 swing bridge; removed 1972
Lost Pony truss bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Polk Street
Removed but not replaced

Ponquogue Bridge (Old) (Suffolk County, New York)
Built 1930; Replaced 1986 with main span being dumped at the Shinnecock artificial reef and the approaches being reused as fishing piers; Section of fishing pier damaged by Hurricane Sandy 2012; Aforementioned section removed 2013
Lost Bridge over Shinnecock Bay on Lighthouse Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Poplar Street Bridge (Sussex County, Delaware)
Built 1915; rehabilitated 1996
Swing bridge over Broad Creek on Poplar Street in Laurel
Open to traffic

Popps Ferry Bridge (Harrison County, Mississippi)
Built 1979
Bridge over Back Bay Biloxi on Popps Ferry Road
Open to traffic

Popps Ferry Bridge (Old) (Harrison County, Mississippi)
Replaced 1979
Lost Deck girder bridge over Biloxi Bay on Popps Ferry
Replaced by a new bridge

Port Fourchon Bridge (Lafourche Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1960
Through truss bridge over Greater Laf. Port Comm on LA 3090
Open to traffic

Port Mayaca Bridge (Martin County, Florida)
Lost Warren pony truss bridge over St Lucie Canal on US 98
Demolished and replaced

Portage Lake Swing Bridge (Houghton County, Michigan)
Replaced in 1960
Through truss bridge over Portage River
Replaced by a new bridge

Portage River Bridge (Ottawa County, Ohio)
Built 1933; rehabilitated 1977
Bascule bridge over Portage River on Route 163 West Lakeshore Drive in Port Clinton
Open to traffic

Portland Passenger Bridge (Middlesex County, Connecticut)
Built 1896 by Berlin Iron Bridge Co.; Damaged by flood 1936; Demolished 1938
Lost swing bridge over Connecticut River on Main street
Replaced by a new bridge

Post Lane Bridge (Suffolk County, New York)
Built 1940
Bascule bridge over Quogue Canal on Post Lane in Quogue
Open to traffic

PPU - Illinois River Bridge (Peoria County, Illinois)
Built 1985
Vertical lift through truss bridge over Illinois River on Toledo, Peoria and Western Railroad in Peoria
Open to traffic

PPU - Illinois River Bridge (Old) (Peoria County, Illinois)
Built 1911; Replaced 1983 -1985
Lost Bridge over Illinois River on Peoria & Pekin Union Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

PPU - Illinois River Bridge (Older) (Peoria County, Illinois)
Built 1881; Replaced 1911
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Illinois River on Peoria & Pekin Union Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

PPU - Pekin Bridge (Peoria County, Illinois)
Built 1896;
Lost Through truss bridge over Illinois River on former Peoria and Pekin Union Railroad in Peoria
Replaced by new bridge

Prescott Bridge (Pierce County, Wisconsin)
Built as a private toll bridge 1923; tolls removed 1946; removed 1991
Lost Bridge over St. Croix River on US 10 in Prescott
Replaced by new bridge

Princeton Swing Bridge (Green Lake County, Wisconsin)
Main span built in 1901; Approach built in 1908 by the American Bridge Co.
Riveted Warren pony truss bridge over Fox River on Recreational trail on former railroad bed
Open to traffic

Private Drive-Boone Run (Tioga County, Pennsylvania)
Bridge on Private road
Open to traffic (Private) permission only

Prospect Avenue Bridge (Orleans County, New York)
Built 1914
Vertical lift bridge over Erie Canal on NY 63 in Medina
Open to traffic

Prospect Blvd Bridge (New) (Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana)
Built 2013
Deck girder bridge over Bayou Terrebonne on Prospect Avenue 3087
Open to traffic

PRR - Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Bridge (1st) (New Castle County, Delaware)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Original Alignment C&D Canal on Pennsylvania RR
Replaced by a new bridge

PRR - Grays Ferry Branch Swing Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1901 by American Bridge Co. for Pennsylvania RR, opened 1902; abandoned 1984
Abandoned through truss bridge over Schuylkill River on former Pennsylvania Railroad
Under demolition July 2018

PRR - Hackensack River Freight Line Swing Bridge (Hudson County, New Jersey)
Built 1894; Replaced 1930
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Hackensack River on Pennsylvania Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

PRR - Hackensack River Passenger Line Swing Bridge (Hudson County, New Jersey)
Built 1894; Replaced 1930
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Hackensack River on Pennsylvania Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

PRR - Indiana Harbor Canal Bridge (Lake County, Indiana)
Lost Bridge over Indiana Harbor Canal on Pennsylvania Railroad
Lost

PRR - Miami & Erie Canal Bridge (Allen County, Ohio)
Built 1901
Lost Deck plate girder Rall Bascule Lift bridge over Miami & Erie Canal on Pennsylvania Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

PRR - Passaic River Bridge (Old) (Essex County, New Jersey)
Built 1911; Replaced 1935
Pennsylvania Railroad Bridge over the Passaic River
Replaced by a new bridge

PRR - South Branch Chicago River Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Lost Through truss bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Pennsylvania Railroad
No longer exists

PRSL - Corson's Inlet Drawbridge (Cape May County, New Jersey)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Corson's Inlet on former West Jersey & Seashore RR
Removed but not replaced

PRSL - Crook Horn Creek Bridge (Cape May County, New Jersey)
Built 1910; abandoned 1981, removed Nov. 1992
Lost Pratt through truss drawbridge over Crook Horn Creek on Conrail RR
No longer exists

PRSL - Grassy Sound Bridge (Cape May County, New Jersey)
Built 1913 (railroad records say 1912); Abandoned 1974; demolition started but aborted by private property owner
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Grassy Sound on former Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines
Partially but incompletely demolished

PRSL - Grassy Sound Bridge (Old) (Cape May County, New Jersey)
Replaced 1913
Movable A-frame deck plate girder over Grassy Sound on Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines
Replaced by a new bridge

PRSL - Townsends Inlet Bridge (Cape May County, New Jersey)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Townsends Inlet on former West Jersey & Seashore RR
Removed but not replaced

PSAP - Hoquiam River Swing Bridge (Grays Harbor County, Washington)
Warren through truss bridge over Hoquiam River on Railroad (PSAP)
Open to traffic

PSAP - Wishkah River Bridge (Grays Harbor County, Washington)
Swing bridge over Wishkah River on Puget Sound and Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

PSE - Duwamish River Bridge (King County, Washington)
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Duwamish River on Puget Sound Electric Railway
Removed

PTC - Illinois River Bridge (Peoria County, Illinois)
Built 1900; Removed ca. 1973
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Illinois River on Peoria Terminal Co.
Destroyed by collision

PTRA - Greens Bayou Lift Bridge (Harris County, Texas)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Greens Bayou on Railroad (Port Terminal Railroad Association)
Open to traffic

Puentelevadizo Laguna de Lobina (Culebra, Puerto Rico)
Built 1979; rehabilitated 2010;
Bailey pony truss vertical lift bridge over Laguna de Lobina on PR 250
Open to traffic; lift no longer in use

Pulaski Bridge (Kings County, New York)
Built 1954; rehabilitated 1995
Bascule bridge over Newtown Creek on McGuiness Boulevard in New York
Open to traffic

Putnam Street Bridge (Old) (Washington County, Ohio)
Built 1913; rehabilitated 1951
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Muskingum River on Putnam Street
Bridge has been replaced.

Puyallup Waterway Bridge (Pierce County, Washington)
Built 1930
Through truss bridge over Puyallup Waterway on East 11th Street in Tacoma
Intact but closed to all traffic

PW - Middletown Swing Bridge (Middlesex County, Connecticut)
Replaced an earlier bridge at this location built in 1872.
Swing through truss bridge over the Connecticut River on the Connecticut Central Railroad in Middletown
Open to traffic

PWB Railroad Bridge (Harford County, Maryland)
Built 1866, replaced in stages through the 1870s by an iron truss structure on the same footings
Lost truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Queen Street-Annapolis River (Old) (Washington County, Maine)
Lost Truss bridge over Annapolis River on Queen Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Quincy Bay Bridge (Oldest) (Norfolk County, Massachusetts)
Bridge over Fore River on 3A


Quinsippi Island Bridge (Adams County, Illinois)
Built 1899 using 1867 Arches; Replaced on a new alignment 1961; Used by Narrow Gauge tourist trains until 1984, Coverted to road used after 1984; Repaired 2015-16
Plate girder swing bridge over Quincy Bay providing access to Quinsippi Island Park in Quincy
Open

Raccoon Creek Bridge (Gloucester County, New Jersey)
Built 1940
Vertical lift bridge over Raccoon Creek on US 130
Open to traffic

Raccoon Creek Bridge (Gloucester County, New Jersey)
Built 1911; replaced 2004
Lost truss bridge over Raccoon Creek on Locke Avenue (CR 671) in Swedesboro
No longer exists

Raceland Lift Bridge (Lafourche Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1936; rehabilitated 1956
Vertical lift bridge over Bayou Lafourche on LA 182 (old US 90) in Raceland
Open to traffic

Raceland Lift Span Bridge (Lafourche Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1968
Vertical lift bridge over Bayou Lafourche on LA 308 in Raceland
Open to traffic

Racine Street Bridge (Winnebago County, Wisconsin)
Built 1952
Twin leaf bascule bridge over Fox River on Racine Street in Menasha
Open to traffic

Rancocas Creek Bridge (Burlington County, New Jersey)
Built 1935; rehabilitated 1997
Swing bridge over Rancocas Creek on CR 543
Open to traffic

Rancocas Creek Bridge (Burlington County, New Jersey)
Built 1903; rehabilitated 1985; closed 2015
4-span pony truss bridge with swing span over Rancocas Creek on CR 635
Scheduled for removal because of safety concerns in 2016. Replacement in the distant future

Randolph Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1984
Twin-leaf bascule bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Randolph Street in Chicago
Open to traffic

Randolph Street Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1903; replaced 1984
Lost Scherzer rolling lift bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Randolph Street
Replaced by a new bridge

RCP&E - Fort Pierre Bridge (Hughes County, South Dakota)
Built 1907, Approaches Rebuilt 1928
Through truss swing bridge over Missouri River on Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad
Open to traffic

Reading - Christina River Swing Bridge (New Castle County, Delaware)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Christina River on Abandoned Reading Railroad
Abandoned

Red River Bridge (Grand Forks County, North Dakota)
Lost Bridge over Red River on Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Red River Moncla Bridge (Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1947, Demolished 2000
Lost vertical lift thru truss bridge over Red River at Moncla on LA 107
Replaced by new bridge

Redstone Bridge (Brown County, Minnesota)
Built 1880, still the original structure piers stablized recently
Through truss bridge over Minnesota River on DM&E Railroad Spur
Open to traffic

Redwood Bridge (Marin County, California)
Built 1931
Lost Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Richardson Bay on Highway 101
Demolished

Redwood City Bridge (San Mateo County, California)
Built 1854 removed 1910
Lost Bridge over Redwood Creek on Highway Traffic
No longer exists

Reedy Point Bridge (Old) (New Castle County, Delaware)
Built ?; Replaced 1968
Lost Through truss bridge over Chesapeake & Delaware Canal on Route 9
Replaced by a new bridge

Reedy Point Bridge (Older) (New Castle County, Delaware)
Built 1910; replaced 1926
Lost Concrete stringer Shear pole bridge over Chesapeake & Delaware River on Route 9
No longer exists

Rehoboth Avenue Bridge (Sussex County, Delaware)
Built 1986
Bascule bridge over Lewes-Rehoboth Canal on Rehoboth Avenue in Rehoboth Beach
Open to traffic

Reyno Bridge (Randolph County, Arkansas)
Built 1930; replaced 1978
Lost through truss bridge over Current River on AR 328 at Reyno
Replaced by a new bridge

RI - Arkansas River Bridge (Old) (Pulaski County, Arkansas)
Lost Through truss bridge over Arkansas River on Rock Island RR
Superstructure replaced

RI - Cache River Bridge (Prairie County, Arkansas)
Abandoned Deck plate girder bridge over Cache River on
Derelict/abandoned

RI - DeValls Bluff Bridge (Prairie County, Arkansas)
Built 1923 ; Abandoned 1982
Abandoned Baltimore through truss bridge over White River near DeValls Bluff
Abandoned

RI - Hennepin Canal Bridge (Rock Island County, Illinois)
Built ca. 1895; Replaced in the late 60s/early 70s
Lost Bridge over Hennepin Canal on Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
Replaced

RI - I&M Canal Swing Bridge (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Swing Bridge built in 1887 to move rail cars across I&M Canal
Pony Plate Girder Swing bridge over I&M Canal on abandoned railroad in Marseilles
Derelict/abandoned

Rigolets Bridge (Orleans Parish, Louisiana)
Opened to traffic June 9, 1930; replaced 2009
Lost through truss swing bridge over Rigolets Pass on US 90 in New Orleans
Replaced by new bridge

Ringling Bridge (Sarasota County, Florida)
Built 1957; Replaced 2007
Lost Bascule bridge over Sarasota Bay on SR-789
Replaced by a new bridge