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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.


Shippingsport Bridge (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Lost 7 span through truss vertical lift bridge, replaced with a modern span.
Lost through truss bridge over Illinois River on once carried US 51 and later IL 351
Replaced by new bridge

Shippingsport Swing Bridge (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Replaced a bridge that had been destroyed in a flood in 1872. Opened in 1874. Cost $75,000-twice the original estimate.
Lost Through truss bridge over Illinois River on Bottom Road
Replaced by a new bridge built upstream, 1929

Shrewsbury River Bridge (Monmouth County, New Jersey)
Built 1950
Bascule bridge over Shrewsbury River on CR 520 in Rumson
Open to traffic

Shrewsbury River Bridge (Monmouth County, New Jersey)
Built 1932; rehabilitated 1960
Bascule bridge over Shrewsbury River on NJ 36 in Highlands
Replaced by a new bridge

Sidney Street Bridge (Outagamie County, Wisconsin)
Built 1912
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Fox River on Sidney Street
No longer exists

Silent Shade Swing Bridge (Humphreys County, Mississippi)
Bridge plans approved in 1906 and completed by January 1912.
Abandoned through truss swing bridge over Yazoo River
Abandoned

Singing River Bridge (Jackson County, Mississippi)
Lost Through truss bridge over Singing River on Beach Boulevard
No longer exists

Sisters Creek Bridge (Duval County, Florida)
Built 1952
Bascule bridge over Sisters Creek on FL 105 in Jacksonville
Replaced by a new bridge

Siuslaw River Bridge (Lane County, Oregon)
Built 1936; rehabilitated 1977, Rehabilitated 2010
Bascule bridge over Siuslaw River on US 101 in Florence
Open to traffic

Sixteenth Street Bridge (Old) (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin)
Built 1890; Replaced 1929
Lost bascule bridge over Menomonee River on 16th Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Sixth Street Bridge (San Francisco County, California)
Built in 1891, Removed in 1965
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Mission Creek (China Basin) on Sixth Street
No longer exists

Skagit River Bridge (Skagit County, Washington)
Built 1953
Swing bridge over Skagit River on WA 536 in Mount Vernon
Open to traffic

Skidaway Narrows Bridge (Chatham County, Georgia)
Built in 1971; replaced 2013
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Skidaway Narrows on US 80
Replaced by a new bridge

Slade's Ferry Bridge (Bristol County, Massachusetts)
Built 1875; Swing span struck 1932 by a tanker and replaced with a bascule; Replaced 1970
Lost double-decker truss bridge over Taunton River on Remington Avenue
Removed

Sloop Channel Bridge (Nassau County, New York)
Built 1934; rehabilitated 1993
Bascule bridge over Sloop Channel on Meadowbrook State Parkway
Open to traffic

SLS&E - Skagit River Bridge (Skagit County, Washington)
Built 1890 replaced
Howe through truss bridge over Skagit River on Seattle Lakeshore & Eastern Railroad
No longer exists

SMART - Haystack's Landing Bridge (New) (Sonoma County, California)
Built 2015
Warren through truss bridge over Petaluma River on Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit
Open to traffic

Smith Creek Bridge (New Hanover County, North Carolina)
Built 1931; rehabilitated 1962
Swing bridge over Smith Creek on Castle Hayne Road in Wrightsboro
Open to traffic

Smith Ridge Bridge (Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1968
Swing bridge over Bayou Little Caillou on Bayouside Drive
Open to traffic

SN - Montezuma River Bridge (Solano County, California)
Built 1912
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Montezuma River on Sacramento Northern Railway
No longer exists

SN - Winchester Lake Bridge (Yolo County, California)
Built 1927
Lost Bridge over Winchester Lake/Tule Slough on Sacramento Northern Railway
No longer exists

Snake Creek Canal Bridge (Monroe County, Florida)
Built 1981
Bascule bridge over Snake Creek Canal on US 1 at Plantation Key in Islamorada, Village of Islands
Open to traffic

Snake River Bridge (Asotin County, Washington)
Built 1939
Vertical lift bridge over Snake River on US 12 in Clarkston
Open to traffic

Snohomish River Bridge (Northbound) (Snohomish County, Washington)
Built 1927; rehabilitated 1994
Vertical lift bridge over Snohomish River on northbound WA-529
Open to traffic

Snohomish River Bridge (Southbound) (Snohomish County, Washington)
Built 1954
Vertical lift bridge over Snohomish River on southbound WA-529
Open to traffic

Snow Hill Bridge (Worcester County, Maryland)
Built 1932
Bascule bridge over Pocomoke River on MD 12 in Snow Hill
Open to traffic

Snow-Reed Bridge (Broward County, Florida)
Built 1925 by the Champion Bridge Co.
Swing bridge over North Fork New River on Palm Avenue in Fort Lauderdale
Open to traffic

Songo River Bridge (Cumberland County, Maine)
Built 1926
Swing bridge over Songo River in Naples
Open to traffic

SOO - Fox River Swing Bridge (Winnebago County, Wisconsin)
Lost through truss swing bridge over the Fox River on Soo Line Railroad
Removed

South Andrews Avenue Bridge (Broward County, Florida)
Built 1981
Bascule bridge over New River on South Andrews Avenue in Fort Lauderdale
Open to traffic

South Bay Bridge (Washington County, New York)
Built 1915; replaced 1982
Lost Warren pony truss draw bridge over South Bay on NY-22
Replaced by a new bridge

South Bristol Bridge (Lincoln County, Maine)
Built 1933; rehabilitated 1984
Swing bridge over The Gut on 129 in South Bristol
Replaced by a new bridge

South Carrollton Avenue Bridge (Orleans Parish, Louisiana)
Built 19XX; Removed 1951
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over New Basin Canal on South Carrollton Avenue & New Orleans Public Service Incorporated
Removed

South First Street Bridge (Union County, New Jersey)
Built 1908
Bascule bridge over Elizabeth River on South First Street in Elizabeth
Replaced by a new bridge

South Fork New River Bridge (Broward County, Florida)
Built 1956
Bascule bridge over So. Fork New River on FL 84 in Fort Lauderdale
Open to traffic

South Front Street Bridge (Union County, New Jersey)
Built 1922; rehabilitated 1974; mostly destroyed by flash flooding 2018
Lost single-leaf truss bascule bridge over Elizabeth River on South Front Street in Elizabeth
Bascule span and truss superstructure destroyed by flash flooding on April 16, 2018. Some substructure elements reportedly remain damaged but intact

South Lafourche Bridge (Lafourche Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1972
Vertical lift bridge over Bayou Lafourche on LA 308S in Galliano
Open to traffic

South Market Street Bridge (New Castle County, Delaware)
Built 1927
Bascule bridge over Christina River on South Market Street in Wilmington
Open to traffic

South Michigan Street Bridge (Erie County, New York)
Built 1904
Warren through truss bridge over Buffalo City Canal on South Michigan Street
No longer exists

South Mills Bridge (Camden County, North Carolina)
Built 1934
Bascule bridge over Dismal Swamp Canal on US 17
Open to traffic

South Park Avenue Bridge (Erie County, New York)
Built 1952; rehabilitated 2005
Vertical lift through truss bridge over Buffalo River on South Park Avenue in Buffalo
Open to traffic

South Park Bridge (King County, Washington)
Built 2014
Through truss bridge over Duwamish River on 14 Avenue
Open to traffic

South Park Bridge (Old) (King County, Washington)
Built 1931
Bascule bridge over Duwamish River on 14th Avenue South in Seattle
Demolished. Main span removed September 1, 2010.

South Quay Road Bridge (Southampton County, Virginia)
Built 1940
Swing bridge over Blackwater River on Southquay Road in Suffolk
Open to traffic

South Shore - 130th Street Railroad Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1908; Replaced 1966
Lost Through truss bridge over Calumet River on Chicago Southshore & South Bend
Superstructure replaced

South Slough Bridge (Coos County, Oregon)
Built 1991
Bascule bridge over South Slough on Cape Arago Highway in Charleston
Open to traffic

South Slough Bridge (Coos County, Oregon)
Built 1934, Replaced 1991
Lost through truss swing span bridge over South Slough on Cape Arago Highway
Replaced by a new bridge

South Street Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1923; rehabilitated 1982; replaced 2010
Lost Girder bridge over Schuylkill River on South Street
Replaced by new bridge

Southard Street Viaduct Bridge (Mercer County, New Jersey)
Built 1922
Lost Concrete stringer bridge over Delaware & Raritan Canal on Southard Street Viaduct
Replaced by a new bridge

Southern - New Basin Canal Bridge (Orleans Parish, Louisiana)
Lost Girder bridge over New Basin Canal on Southern Railway
Demolished

Southern - Ocmulgee River Bridge (Pulaski County, Georgia)
Built 1890 Lost 1993
Lost Warren through truss with no verticals bridge over Ocmulgee River on Southern Railway Company
Removed

Southern - Tombigbee River Bridge (Sumter County, Alabama)
Lost Bridge over Tombigbee River on Southern Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Southern Boulevard Bridge (Palm Beach County, Florida)
Built 1950
Bascule bridge over Intracoastal Waterway on Southern Boulevard in West Palm Beach
Open to traffic

Southern Boulevard Temporary Lift Bridge (Palm Beach County, Florida)
Built 2018
ACROW pony truss bridge over Inracoastal Waterway on Southern Boulevard
Open to traffic

Southern Railroad Drawbridge (Limestone County, Alabama)
First bridge built on this spot was burned during the Civil War, replaced with a pontoon bridge. A swing bridge was built in 1885, and it was replaced by this modern drawbridge in 1978-79.
Vertical Lift Drawbridge over Tennessee River in Decatur
Open to traffic

SP - Calcasieu River Bridge (Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana)
Lost Through truss bridge over the Calcasieu River on Southern Pacific Railroad
Destroyed by severe weather

SP - Clear Creek Swing Bridge (Galveston County, Texas)
Removed in the 1990s
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Clear Creek on Southern Pacific Railroad
Removed but not replaced

SP - Coyote Creek Bridge (Santa Clara County, California)
Built 1905
Deck girder bridge over Coyote Creek on Southern Pacific RR
No longer exists

SP - Dumbarton Bridge (Alameda County, California)
Built 1910, last used for freight 1982; acquired by San Mateo County Transit District 1994
Abandoned baltimore through truss bridge over San Francisco Bay on Caltrain
Abandoned

SP - Georgiana Slough Bridge (Sacramento County, California)
Built 1929; Removed ca. 1980-1983
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Georgiana Slough on Southern Pacific RR
Removed but not replaced

SP - Neches River Bridge (Jefferson County, Texas)
Opened in 1941, abandoned in 1967, and removed in 1969.
Lost Warren through truss Abt bascule bridge over Neches River on Railroad (Southern Pacific)
Removed but not replaced

SP - Neches River Bridge (Old) (Jefferson County, Texas)
Built 1918; Replaced 1940
Through truss bridge over Neches River on Southern Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

SP - Neches River Bridge (Older) (Jefferson County, Texas)
Replaced 1918
Lost Through truss bridge over Neches River on Southern Pacific RR
Removed but not replaced

SP - Newark Slough Drawbridge (Alameda County, California)
Built 1910
Baltimore through truss bridge over Newark Slough on Caltrain
Closed to all traffic

SP - Nueces Bay Causeway (Nueces County, Texas)
Built 1913; Removed ca. 1965
Lost Deck plate girder bascule bridge over Nueces Bay on San Antonio & Aransas Pass RR
Replaced by a new bridge

SP - Snodgrass Slough Bridge (Sacramento County, California)
Built 1912: Removed 1971
Lost Baltimore through truss bridge over Snodgrass Slough on Southern Pacific Railroad
Removed

SP - Willamette River Bridge (Old) (Linn County, Oregon)
Built 1887; Replaced 1921
Lost Howe pony truss bridge over Willamette River on Southern Pacific RR
Replaced by a new bridge

SP - Yuma Swing Bridge (2nd) (Yuma County, Arizona)
Built 1884; Burned 1885
Lost Howe pony truss bridge over Colorado River on Southern Pacific Railroad
Destroyed by fire

SP - Yuma Swing Bridge (3rd) (Yuma County, Arizona)
Built 1886; Replaced 1894
Lost Howe pony truss bridge over Colorado River on Southern Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

SP/PE - West Basin Bascule Bridge (Los Angeles County, California)
Built 1912; Removed 1955
Lost Warren baltimore through truss bascule bridge over West Basin/Turning Basin on Pacific Electric Railway/Southern Pacific Railroad
Removed

Spanish River Boulevard Bridge (Palm Beach County, Florida)
Built 1971
Pair of bascule bridges over Intracoastal Waterway on Spanish River Blvd. in Boca Raton
Open to traffic

Spokane Street Bridge (King County, Washington)
Built 1991
Swing bridge over W. Waterway of Duwamish River on SW Spokane Street in Seattle
Open to traffic

Spoor's Bridge (Waushara County, Wisconsin)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Fox River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Spring Street Bridge (Jo Daviess County, Illinois)
Built 1907;
Through truss bridge over Galena River on Route 84 Spring Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Spring Valley Bridge (Old) (Bureau County, Illinois)
Replaced 1934
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Illinois River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

SPS - Youngs Bay Bridge (Clatsop County, Oregon)
Built 1895, Abandoned 1978; Removed 1986
Lost swing span bridge over Youngs Bay on Seattle, Portland and Spokane Railroad
Removed

St Francis River Bridge (Poinsett County, Arkansas)
Built 1928-29; Replaced 1971
Through truss bridge over St Francis River on Bus US 63
Replaced by a new bridge

St Johns River Bridge (Seminole County, Florida)
Built 1912
Lost Through truss bridge over St Johns River on State Route 46
No longer exists

St Johns River Bridge (Old) (Lake County, Florida)
Swing bridge replaced with a bascule bridge
Lost Through truss bridge over St Johns River on Florida Route 40
Replaced by a new bridge

St Jones River Bridge (Kent County, Delaware)
Through truss bridge over St Jones River on Lebanon Road
No longer exists

St Joseph River Bridge (Old) (Berrien County, Michigan)
Lost Through truss bridge over St Joseph River on Main Street
No longer exists

St. Ann Bridge (Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana)
Built ca. 1960; replaced 2012
Lost swing bridge over Bayou Terrebonne on Country Drive in Bourg
Replaced by a new bridge

St. Anthony Bridge (Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1958
Swing bridge over Bayou Black on LA 182 (Bayou Black Drive)
Open to traffic

St. Charles Air Line Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built in 1919, original length was 260 ft. -- later shortened to 220 ft. in 1930
Railroad Baltimore trough truss bascule bridge over the Chicago River near downtown Chicago
Open to traffic

St. Charles Air Line Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Replaced in 1919
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Illinois Central RR
Replaced by a new bridge

St. Claude Avenue Bridge (Orleans Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1919 by the Bethlehem Steel Bridge Corporation as a combination rail/highway bridge; later converted to an all highway bridge
Bascule through truss bridge over the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (Industrial Canal) on St. Claude Avenue (LA Hwy 46)
Open to traffic

St. Croix River Bridge (Pierce County, Wisconsin)
Built 1990
Bascule bridge over St. Croix River on US 10 in Prescott
Open to traffic

St. George River Bridge (Knox County, Maine)
Built 1928; rehabilitated 1991
Through truss bridge over St. George River on Wadsworth Street in Thomaston
Open to traffic

St. John Bridge (St. Martin Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1895; bypassed by a new bridge in 2002
Through Truss Swing bridge over Bayou Teche on St. John Bridge Road
Closed

St. Johns River Bascule Bridge (Lake County, Florida)
Built 1955
Bascule bridge over St. Johns River on FL 44
Open to traffic

St. Johns River Bridge (New) (Lake County, Florida)
Built 1980
Bascule bridge over St. Johns River on FL 40
Open to traffic

St. Joseph Swing Bridge (Buchanan County, Missouri)
Built 1906
Pennsylvania through truss swing bridge over Missouri River on the Union Pacific Railroad in St. Joseph, MO and Elwood, KS.
Open to traffic

St. Louis Bay Bridge (St. Louis County, Minnesota)
Built 1908, Removed 1986
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over St. Louis Bay on Burlington Northern
Removed

St. Lucie River Bridge (Martin County, Florida)
Built 1964
Bascule bridge over St. Lucie River on FL 707 (Dixie Highway) in Stuart
Open to traffic

St. Marys River Bridge (Nassau County, Florida)
Built 1927, rehabilitated 2005.
Swing bridge over St. Marys River on US 17
Open to all traffic.

Stanwood Bridge (Snohomish County, Washington)
Built 1909; Replaced 1950
Lost Through truss bridge over Stillaguamish River on SR-532
Replaced by a new bridge

State Boat Channel Bridge (Suffolk County, New York)
Built 1951; rehabilitated 1994
Bascule bridge over State Boat Channel on Robert Moses State Parkway (Robert Moses Causeway) in Gilgo-Oak Beach-Captree
Open to traffic

State Route 71 Bridge (Gulf County, Florida)
Built 1947; Replaced 1991
Through truss bridge over Intracoastal Waterway/Apalachee Bay on State Route 71
Replaced by a new bridge

State Street Bascule Bridge (New) (Racine County, Wisconsin)
Built 1988
Single span bascule bridge over Root River on State Street (WI 38) in Racine
Open to traffic

State Street Bascule Bridge (Old) (Racine County, Wisconsin)
Built 1928; replaced 1988
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Root River on State Street WI 38
Replaced by a new bridge