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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.


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 - 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

PSNJ - Hackensack River Swing Bridge (Bergen County, New Jersey)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Hackensack River on Public Service Corporation of New Jersey
No longer exists

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 Anne - Choptank River Bridge (Caroline County, Maryland)
Abandoned 1976 upon formation of Conrail
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Choptank River on Penn Central Railroad
Abandoned

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

Rio Vista Bascule Bridge (Solano County, California)
Built 1919; replaced 1960
Lost Warren through truss bascule bridge over Sacramento River on CA-12
Replaced by a new bridge

Rio Vista Lift Bridge (Solano County, California)
Built 1944; Rehabilitated 1960; Span adjacent to the eastern lift tower lost after being struck by the Italian freighter Ilice on January 15,. 1967
Vertical lift bridge over Sacremento River on CA 12 in Rio Vista
Open to traffic

Rita Bridge (Lafourche Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1940
Swing bridge over Bayou Lafourche on LA 655 in Lockport
Open to traffic with a weight limit

River Street Bridge (Antrim County, Michigan)
Lost TPratt pony truss swing bridge over Clam Lake/ River on River Street
Removed

Riverdale Bridge (Pacific County, Washington)
Built 1924
Lost Through truss bridge over Willapa River on Route 101
No longer exists

Riverside Bridge (St. Clair County, Alabama)
Built 1930; rehabilitated 1972
Through truss swing bridge over Coosa River (Logan Martin Lake) on US 78 at Riverside
Open to traffic

Riverton Drawbridge (King County, Washington)
Built 1903 of Douglas Fir & Cedar; Closed 1919; Removed 1927
Lost Double-intersection Warren through truss swing bridge over Duwamish River on Old Military Road
Removed but not replaced

RJCM - Cumberland River Swing Bridge (Montgomery County, Tennessee)
Built 1891 by the Pencoyd Bridge & Construction Co.
Swing through truss bridge over Cumberland River on R.J. Corman Railroad/Memphis Line at Clarksville
Open to traffic

Rock Island Bridge (Pulaski County, Arkansas)
Built 1899 by the Choctaw and Memphis Railroad; lift span added 1972
Vertical-lift railroad bridge over the Arkansas River in Little Rock at the Clinton Presidential Library. Open to pedestrians.
Rehabilitation complete. Open for pedestrian traffic as of 10-01-11.

Rock Island Bridge (Washington County, Minnesota)
Built 1894; closed to traffic in 1999; swing span plus all but two remaining spans demolished in May 2010; two remaining spans converted into pedestrian pier, which included the addition of truss spans on Dakota side in Nov. 2010, reopened in 2011
Abandoned through truss swing bridge over the Mississippi River at St. Paul Park
Open to pedestrians

Rocks Village Bridge (Essex County, Massachusetts)
Built 1883; Additional spans built 1895 & 1914
Through truss swing bridge over Merrimack River on E. Main Street/Bridge Street
Open to traffic

Romeo Road Bridge (Will County, Illinois)
Built 1899 on romeo road across Chicago S&S Canal; closed to traffic 1992; relocated in 1998 to neighboring trail.
Relocated through truss swing bridge over marsh on Centennial Trail.
Open to Pedestrians

Roosevelt Avenue Bridge (Queens County, New York)
Built 1927
Through truss bridge over Flushing Creek on Roosevelt Avenue
Open to traffic fixed in place

Roosevelt Island Bridge (New York County, New York)
Built 1955
Vertical lift bridge over East River at Roosevelt Island in New York
Open to traffic

Roosevelt Road Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1928; rehabilitated 1994
Bascule bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Roosevelt Road in Chicago
Open to traffic

Route 14 Bridge (Sussex County, Delaware)
Built 1928
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Broadkill River on Route 14 Lavinia Road
No longer exists

Route 40 Bridge (Cecil County, Maryland)
Built 1928
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Route 40
No longer exists

Royal Palm Bridge (Palm Beach County, Florida)
Built 2004
Bridge over Intracoastal Waterway on E/B S.R. 704
Open to traffic

Royal Park Bridge (Palm Beach County, Florida)
Built 1929; reconstructed 1959; replaced 2005
Lost bascule bridge over Intracoastal Waterway on FL 704 in West Palm Beach
Replaced by a new bridge

RR - Danvers River Bridge (Old) (Essex County, Massachusetts)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Danvers River on Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

RT - Cuyahoga River Bascule Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1913
Bridge over Cuyahoga River on Cleveland Works Railroad
Still in heavy use

Ruby Street Bridge (Will County, Illinois)
Built 1935; rehabilitated 1972
Bascule bridge over Des Plaines River on IL 53 (Old US 66) in Joliet
Open to four-lane traffic

Rush Street Swing Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1872, removed 1920 upon completion of Michigan Avenue bridge
Lost Through truss bridge over Chicago River on Rush Street
Removed but not replaced

Rush Street Swing Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1856 as the first all-iron bridge in Chicago, destroyed 1863
Lost swing bridge over Chicago River on Rush Street
Replaced by a new bridge

RUT - Lake Champlain Swing Bridge #1 (Grand Isle County, Vermont)
Built 1906 by the American Bridge Co.; Demolished 1965
Lost lattice through truss bridge over Lake Champlain on Rutland Railroad
Removed

RUT - Lake Champlain Swing Bridge #2 (Grand Isle County, Vermont)
Built 1899 by Edgemoor Bridge Works; Demolished 1965
Lost Lattice through truss bridge over Lake Champlain (The Gut) on Rutland Railroad
Removed

RUT - Lake Champlain Swing Bridge #3 (Grand Isle County, Vermont)
Built 1899 by Edgemoor Bridge Works; Demolished 1965
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Lake Champlain (Carry Bay) on Rutland Railroad
Removed

RUT/CV - Rouses Point Bridge (Grand Isle County, Vermont)
Built 1906 by the American Bridge Co.; Swing span demolished 1965
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Lake Champlain on Rutland Railroad/Central Vermont Railroad
Mostly Removed

RUT/CV Rouses Point Bridge (Old) (Grand Isle County, Vermont)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Lake Champlain on Rutland RR
No longer exists

Ruth Bridge (St. Martin Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1932; replaced 1993
Lost swing bridge over Bayou Teche on LA 351
Replaced by new bridge

S&BC - Saginaw River Bridge (Bay County, Michigan)
Built 1914; Replaced 1929
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Saginaw River on Saginaw-Bay City Railroad
Removed

S&NP - San Rafael Bay/Creek Bridge (Marin County, California)
Built in 1878
Lost Bridge over San Rafael Bay on San Francisco & Northern Pacific RR
No longer exists

SA&AP - Nueces Bay Causeway (Old) (Nueces County, Texas)
Built ca. 1896, Replaced ca. 1913
Lost Howe through truss swing bridge over Nueces Bay on San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

Sabine River Bridge (Newton County, Texas)
Built 1936
Swing bridge over Sabine River on TX 12/LA 12 in Deweyville
Open to traffic

Sacramento River Bridge (Sacramento County, California)
Built 1923; rehabilitated 1952
Bascule bridge over Sacramento River on CA 160
Open to traffic

Sacramento River Bridge (Glenn County, California)
Built 1948; rehabilitated 1961
Howe Through truss bridge over Sacramento River on CA 162
Open to traffic

Sacramento River Bridge (Glenn County, California)
Bridge over Sacramento River on CA Highway 24
Replaced by a new bridge

Sacramento River Bridge (Sacramento County, California)
Built 1934
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Sacramento River on I 880 Eisenhower Highway
Replaced by a new bridge

Sagamore Bridge (Old) (Barnstable County, Massachusetts)
Built in 1911 ; replaced 1935
Lost Through truss bridge over Cape Cod Canal on US - 6 Hwy
Replaced by a new bridge

Sagamore Bridge (Older) (Barnstable County, Massachusetts)
Replaced 1911
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Cape Cod Canal on US Highway 6
No longer exists

Saginaw River Bridge (Saginaw County, Michigan)
Built 1886; rehabilitated 1941
Swing bridge over Saginaw River on Sixth Street in Saginaw
Removed but not replaced

Saginaw River Bridge (Saginaw County, Michigan)
Built 1960
Lost Deck girder bridge over Saginaw River on I 75 Highway
Replaced by a new bridge

Saginaw River Bridge (Saginaw County, Michigan)
Lost Deck girder bridge over Saginaw River on Genessee Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

SAL - Ocmulgee River Bridge (Bibb County, Georgia)
Built 1915; lost ca. 1960s
Lost through truss bridge over Ocmulgee River on Georgia Central Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

Salem River Bridge (Salem County, New Jersey)
Built 1927; replaced 2005
Lost bascule bridge over Salem River on NJ 49 in Salem
No longer exists

Salem Street Bridge (Bergen County, New Jersey)
Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Hackensack River on Salem Street
Open to traffic

San Francisco Bay Toll-Bridge (San Mateo County, California)
Built 1929; Replaced 1968; West Lift tower and two remaining spans were demolished in 1984
Lost Through truss bridge over San Francisco Bay on CA Route 92 San Mateo Toll Road
Replaced by a new bridge

San Jacinto Street Drawbridge (Harris County, Texas)
Built 1881; Replaced by the current concrete arch bridge in 1914
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Buffalo Bayou on San Jacinto Street
Replaced

San Joaquin River Bridge (San Joaquin County, California)
Built 1933
Howe Through truss bridge over San Joaquin River on CA 4 in Stockton
Open to traffic

San Joaquin River Bridge (Fresno County, California)
Built in 1885 Removed in 1948
Lost Polygonal Warren through truss bridge over San Joaquin River on 7th Avenue
No longer exists

Sandusky Bay Bridge (Ottawa County, Ohio)
Built 1929; Replaced 1965
Lost Deck girder bridge over Sandusky Bay on Edison Street (State Route 269)
Replaced by a new bridge towers removed

Sanibel Causeway Bridge (Lee County, Florida)
Built 1963
Bascule bridge over San Carlos Bay on Sanibel Causeway in Sanibel
Demolished and replaced with a fixed high level bridge.

Sarah Mildred Long Bridge (Rockingham County, New Hampshire)
Built 1940; rehabilitated 1991; railroad use discontinued Dec. 2015; bridge to be closed and dismantled 2017
Vertical lift bridge over Piscataqua River on US 1 Bypass in Portsmouth
Open to traffic