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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.


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 Riverdale
No longer exists

Riverside Avenue Bridge (Old) (Grays Harbor County, Washington)
Lost Truss bridge over Hoquiam river on Riverside Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

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

Sacramento-Yolo Bridge (Sacramento County, California)
Built 1858 Destroyed by flood or fire 1869
Lost Deck truss swing bridge over Sacramento River on Broad street
Destroyed by disaster

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; replaced 1987
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

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

Sandusky Bay Lift 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; replaced 2017-2018
Vertical lift bridge over Piscataqua River on US 1 Bypass in Portsmouth
Replaced by a new bridge

Sarah Mildred Long Bridge (New) (York County, Maine)
Built 2018
Vertical-lift bridge over Piscataqua River on US-1 Bypass
Open to traffic

Sarasota Bay Bridge (Sarasota County, Florida)
Built 1972
Bascule bridge over Sarasota Bay on FL 758 (Siesta Drive) in Siesta Key
Open to traffic

Sarasota Pass Bridge (Manatee County, Florida)
Built 1956
Bascule bridge over Sarasota Pass on FL 684 in Bradenton Beach
Open to traffic

Sarasota Pass Bridge (Manatee County, Florida)
Built 1957
Bascule bridge over Sarasota Pass on FL 64 in Sarasota
Open to traffic

Sarto Bridge (Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1916 for $5,375; ceased operation for boats ca. 1930; closed to traffic in 1988; Converted for pedestrian use 2011.
Queenpost through truss swing bridge over Bayou des Glaises on Pedestrian Pathway
Open to pedestrians only

Sassafras River Bridge (Kent County, Maryland)
Built 1985
Bascule bridge over Sassafras River on MD 213
Open to traffic

Satartia Bridge (Yazoo County, Mississippi)
Built 1976
Vertical lift bridge over Yazoo River on Satartia Road
Open to traffic

Saugatuck River Bridge (Fairfield County, Connecticut)
Built 1884 by the Union Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1993
Swing through truss bridge over Saugatuck River on CT 136 in Westport
Open to traffic

Saugus River Bridge (Essex County, Massachusetts)
Built 1913
Bascule bridge over Saugus River on MA 107 (Western Avenue) in Lynn
Replaced by a new bridge

Sauk City Bridge (Old) (Sauk County, Wisconsin)
Built 1923; Replaced 1965
Pony plate girder bascule bridge over Wisconsin River on Wisconsin Highway 12 Bryant Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Sault Ste. Marie International Rail Bridge (Chippewa County, Michigan)
Built 1887; Swing span added 1895; Bascule spans added 1913; Vertical lift added 1960.
Camelback through truss bridge over St Mary's River / Soo Locks on a railroad crossing connecting to Canadian rail system
Open to traffic

Savannah Road Bridge (Sussex County, Delaware)
Built 1983
Bascule bridge over Lewes-Rehoboth Canal on Savannah Road in Lewes
Open to traffic

Saybrook Bridge (Middlesex County, Connecticut)
Lost Through truss bridge over Connecticut River on Connecticut Turnpike Saybrook Electric railway and highway
No longer exists

SBD - Gasparilla Sound Causeway (Middle) (Charlotte County, Florida)
Built 1911; Abandoned 1981
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Gasparilla Sound on Abandoned Charlotte Harbor & Northern Railway
Abandoned with swing span in open position

SBD - Tennessee River Bridge (Old) (Limestone County, Alabama)
Lost Through truss bridge over Tennessee River on Former Seaboard System Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

SCL - Altamaha River Bridge (Glynn County, Georgia)
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Altamaha River on Abandoned Seaboard Coast Line Railroad
Derelict/abandoned

SCL - Ashley River Bridge (Charleston County, South Carolina)
Built 1917
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Ashley River on Charleston & Savannah RR
No longer exists

SCL - Hilton Drawbridge (Old) (New Hanover County, North Carolina)
Built in 1914 ; replaced 1971
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Cape Fear River on Seaboard Coast Line Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

SCL - Savannah River Bridge (Chatham County, Georgia)
Lost Through truss bridge over Savannah River on Charleston and Savannah Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

SCL - Savannah River Bridge (Chatham County, Georgia)
Built 1952 after the bascule bridge was hit by a ship in 1951; South tower hit 1966, sending the bridge into the water; Re-opened 1967; Hit again in 1968 & 1969; Final hit April 1971 to the north tower, removed afterwards
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Savannah River on Seaboard Coast Line Railroad
Removed

SCXF - Moore Haven Swing Bridge (Glades County, Florida)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Caloosahatchee River. on South Central Florida Express
Open to traffic

Sea Isle City Bridge (Cape May County, New Jersey)
Built 1916 ; replaced 1963
Lost Deck plate girder bascule bridge over Ludlam Thorofare on 44th Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Seabrook Bridge (Orleans Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1975
Bascule bridge over the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal on Lakeshore Drive in New Orleans
Open to traffic

Seaford Bridge (Sussex County, Delaware)
Built 1925 by the Chicago Bascule Bridge Co.
Bascule bridge over Nanticoke River on Front Street in Seaford
Open to traffic

Seaport Causeway Bridge (Miami-Dade County, Florida)
Built 1964
Bascule bridge over Biscayne Bay on Seaport Causeway in Miami
Closed to all traffic

Searcy Bridge (White County, Arkansas)
Lost swing through truss bridge over Little Red River on US 67W (now Davis Road, CR 76)
No longer exists

Sears Point Toll Bridge (Sonoma County, California)
Lost Bridge over Tolay Creek on State Route 37 Sears Point Road
No longer exists

Sebago Lake Bridge (Cumberland County, Maine)
Howe through truss bridge over Sebago Lake on Maine Route 114 Sebago Road
No longer exists

Second Ashland Avenue Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built in 1908 replaced in 1920
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over South Branch Chicago River on South Ashland Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Second Avenue Bridge (Alpena County, Michigan)
Built 1939; rehabilitated 1988
Bascule bridge over Thunder Bay River on Second Avenue in Alpena
Open to traffic

Second Carver Railroad Bridge (Carver County, Minnesota)
Built 1895
Lost Lattice through truss bridge over Minnesota River on Former Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

Second Dearborn Street Bridge (Older) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1888 Replaced in 1907
Howe through truss bridge on Dearborn Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Second Hannibal Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Built 1917 to replace First Hannibal Bridge; auto deck abandoned 1956
Baltimore through truss double deck swing bridge over Missouri River on BNSF Railway in Kansas City
Open to railroad traffic

Second Lake Pend Oreille Bridge (Bonner County, Idaho)
Built 1934, replaced 1956
Bridge over Lake Pend Oreille River on 1st Street
No longer exists

Second Wolf River Bridge At Fremont (Old) (Waupaca County, Wisconsin)
Draw bridge built by Abel Neff of Oshkosh. This was a toll bridge that cost $.05 to use. It washed away in the great flood of 1888. Info from historical marker at http://www.wisconsinhistoricalmarkers.com/2014/07/fremont-wisconsin-street-side.html
Lost Bridge over Wolf River
Replaced by a new bridge

Seddon Island Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge (Hillsborough County, Florida)
Built 1908 by Phoenix Bridge Company
Lost Warren through truss bridge on the former Seaboard Air Line Railway, later used as a private road in Tampa, dismantled May 1984
Replaced by a new bridge

Selma Swing Bridge (Dallas County, Alabama)
Built 1884 and bridge demolished in 1940 due to construction of Edmund Pettus Bridge. Bridge Tender's House, however, has been preserved as a bed and breakfast.
Lost Bridge over Alabama River on Water Street in Selma
Lost

Seneca Street Bridge (Old) (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1870
Lost Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Cuyahoga River on Seneca Street
No longer exists

SF&NV - Steamboat Slough Swing Bridge (Sonoma County, California)
Built 1905 by the San Francisco and Napa Valley RR (later Southern Pacific), abandoned 1933, destroyed by fire in mid 1950s
Lost Through truss bridge over Steamboat Slough on San Francisco and Napa Railroad/Southern Pacific Railroad
Destroyed by fire

SGLR - Caloosahatchee River Bridge (Lee County, Florida)
Built ca. 1903 as a swing bridge by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad; main span replaced 1977 with a bascule draw
Bascule bridge over the Caloosahatchee River on the Seminole Gulf Railway in North Fort Myers
Open to traffic

Shark River Bridge (Monmouth County, New Jersey)
Built 1927; replaced 2005
Lost bascule bridge over Shark River on NJ 35 in Belmar
No longer exists

Shark River Bridge (Monmouth County, New Jersey)
Built 1932; rehabilitated 1989
Bascule bridge over Shark River on NJ 71 in Belmar
Open to traffic

Sharp's Ferry Bridge (Marion County, Florida)
Built 1928
Swing bridge over Oklawaha River on CR 314
Open to pedestrians only

Sharptown Bridge (Wicomico County, Maryland)
Built 1912
Pratt through truss bridge over Nanticoke River on Maryland State Route 313 Sharptown Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Sheboygan River Bridge (Sheboygan County, Wisconsin)
Built 1995
Bascule bridge over Sheboygan River on S. 8th Street in Sheboygan
Open to traffic

Sheboygan River Bridge (Old) (Sheboygan County, Wisconsin)
Lost Through truss bridge over Sheboygan River on 8th Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Sheffield Steel Blue River Lift Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
A replacement built in 1964 to service the Armco Steel plant. Original bridge 1950.
Abandoned pony/through plate girder vertical lift bridge over Blue River on Abandoned Railroad
Abandoned

Sherman Point Bridge (Palm Beach County, Florida)
Built 1926
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Intracoastal Waterway on Sherman Point
No longer exists

Shiocton Swing Highway Bridge (Outagamie County, Wisconsin)
Lost Pony truss bridge over Wolf River on State Highway 54
Replaced by new bridge

Ship Channel Bridge (Cape May County, New Jersey)
Built 1933
Bascule bridge over Ship Channel on NJ 52 in Ocean City
Replaced by a new bridge