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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.


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 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 1982.
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 - Moss Bluff Bridge (Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana)
Through truss bridge over Calcasieu River on Southern Pacific Railroad
Removed

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 Warren 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 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 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 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
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Root River on State Street WI 38
Replaced by a new bridge

State Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1949
Twin-leaf bascule bridge over Main Branch Chicago River on State Street in Chicago
Open to traffic

State Street Bridge (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin)
Built 1924; Restored 2007
Bascule bridge over Milwaukee River on State Street (Westbound US 18) in Milwaukee
Open to traffic

State Street Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1903; removed 1941, replacement bridge completed 1947
Lost Deck truss bridge over Chicago River on State Street
Replaced by a new bridge

State Street Bridge (Older) (Racine County, Wisconsin)
Built 1906; Replaced 1928
Lost Through truss bridge over Root River on WI 38 State Street
Replaced by a new bridge

State Street Swing Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1872 to replace bridge lost in Chicago Fire; center pier rehabilitated 1898; bridge replaced 1903
Lost Through truss bridge over Chicago River on State Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Steamboat Slough Bridge (Sacramento County, California)
Built 1924; rehabilitated 1953
Bascule bridge over Steamboat Slough on CA 160
Open to traffic

Steel Bridge (Multnomah County, Oregon)
Built 1912
Vertical-lift through truss bridge over Willamette River on Pacific Highway West & MAX Blue Line in Portland
Open to highway and light rail traffic on upper deck; bicycle/pedestrian and rail traffic on lower deck

Steinhatchee River Bridge (Taylor County, Florida)
Lost Through truss bridge over Steinhatchee River on First Avenue
No longer exists

Stennis Space Center Bridge (Hancock County, Mississippi)
Built 1965
Warren pony truss double leaf bascule bridge over Canal on MI-607 (Shuttle Parkway)
Open to traffic

Stillwater Bridge (Washington County, Minnesota)
Built 1931; rehabilitated 1973
Vertical lift bridge over St. Croix River on MN 36/WI 64 at Stillwater
Open to traffic

StLIM&S - Baring Cross Bridge (Older) (Pulaski County, Arkansas)
Built 1873; Replaced 1890
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Arkansas River on Missouri Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Stone Bridge (Newport County, Rhode Island)
Built 1907; Damaged by Hurricane Carol 1954; Closed 1955; Replaced 1956
Lost Double leaf bascule bridge over Sakonnet River on Stone Bridge Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Stone Harbor Bridge (Cape May County, New Jersey)
Built 1939; rehabilitated 2003
Bascule bridge over Great Channel on Ocean Highway (CR 619) in Stone Harbor
Open to traffic

Stoney Creek Bridge (Anne Arundel County, Maryland)
Built 1946; rehabilitated 1986
Bascule bridge over Stoney Creek on MD 173 in Riviera Beach
Open to traffic

Stono River SC 700 Bridge (Charleston County, South Carolina)
Built 1929 by the Greenville Steel & Iron Co.; rehabilitated and widened in 1951; replaced 2004
Lost pony truss swing bridge over Stono River on SC 700, west of Charleston
Bridge replaced in 2004.

Stratford Avenue Bridge (Fairfield County, Connecticut)
Built 1975
Vertical lift bridge over Pequonnock River on CT 130 in Bridgeport
Open to traffic

Stratford Avenue Bridge (Old) (Fairfield County, Connecticut)
Built in 1919 ; replaced 1975
Lost Deck girder bridge over Pequonnock River on CT 130 Highway Stratford Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Stutson Street Bridge (Monroe County, New York)
Built 1915; replaced 2004
Lost bascule bridge over Genesee River on Stutson Street in Rochester
No longer exists

Summer Street over Fort Point Channel Bridge (Suffolk County, Massachusetts)
Built 1899, Rehabilitated 1918, 1952, 1959, 1967, 1990, and 1998.
Retractile deck plate girder bridge over Fort Point Channel on Summer Street
Open to traffic

Summer Street over Reserved Channel Bridge (Suffolk County, Massachusetts)
Built 1892; replaced 2003
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Reserved Channel on Summer Street
Replaced by new bridge

Sunflower River Bridge (Sunflower County, Mississippi)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Sunflower River on former Walker Road
Abandoned

Sunflower River Bridge (Sharkey County, Mississippi)
Built 1925
Lost Through truss bridge over Sunflower River on Route Highway 61
No longer exists

Superior Canal LA 82 Bridge (Cameron Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1956
Swing bridge over Superior Canal on LA 82
Open to traffic

Superior Viaduct (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1875; Replaced by the Detroit-Superior High Level Bridge in 1917; Swing span removed 1923;
Deck truss swing bridge on Superior Street over Cuyahoga River
Stone arch approach is still in use.

Surf City Bridge (Pender County, North Carolina)
Built 1954-55
Swing bridge over Intracoastal Waterway on NC50/NC210 in Surf City
Open to traffic

Susquehanna River Bridge (Harford County, Maryland)
Original bridge replaced in stages 1873-1886; Converted to road use ca 1910 by private owners; Converted to a double-decker ca. 1923 by the state of Maryland; Replaced 1940; Removed 1943
Lost Pratt through truss and swing bridge over Susquehanna River on Road
Removed but not replaced at exact site

Sutter Slough Bridge (Sacramento County, California)
Built 1939; rehabilitated 1970
Swing bridge over Sutter Slough on Sutter Slough Bridge Road
Open to traffic

Suwanne River Bridge (Dixie County, Florida)
Through truss bridge over Suwanne River on State Route Highway 27
No longer exists

Swantown Slough Bridge (Old (Thurston County, Washington)
Built 1869
Lost Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Swantown Slough on Fourth Avenue
No longer exists

T&P - Torras Bridge (Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1915; Demolished 19XX
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Red River on Texas & Pacific Railroad
Removed

Tacony-Palmyra Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1929
Bascule bridge over Delaware River on NJ 73 in Philadelphia
Open to traffic

Tamiami Canal Bridge (Miami-Dade County, Florida)
Built 1930; Replaced 2016
Swing bridge over Tamiami Canal on NW South River Drive in Miami Springs
Replaced by a new bridge

Tammany Trace Bike Trail - Lacombe Bayou Bridge (St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana)
Built 2008
Bridge over Lacombe Bayou on Tammany Trace Bike Trail (formerly Illinois Central Railroad)
Open to pedestrians and cyclists only

Tanners Creek Bridge (Norfolk, Virginia)
Replaced 1935
Draw bridge over Tanners Creek on Hampton Boulevard & Norfolk & Atlantic Terminal Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

Tar River Bridge (Pitt County, North Carolina)
Built 1954
Swing bridge over Tar River on NC 1565
Replaced by a new bridge

TAS - Alafia River Bridge (Old) (Hillsborough County, Florida)
Built 1919; removed and replaced 1957
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Alafia River on Tampa Southern Railroad
No longer exists

TASD - Three Mile Creek Bascule Bridge (Mobile County, Alabama)
Built 1981 (According to a ASPA PDF which references "1981 Design Plans")
Warren through truss bridge over Three Mile Creek on Terminal Railway Alabama State Docks
Open to traffic

Taunton River Bridge (Bristol County, Massachusetts)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Taunton River on Plain Street
No longer exists

Taunton River Bridge (Bristol County, Massachusetts)
Built 2011
Deck plate girder bridge over Taunton River on MA Route 138 Brightman Street
Open to traffic

Tayco Street Bascule Bridge (Winnebago County, Wisconsin)
Built 1993; Replaced the original Tayco Street Bridge
Single leaf bascule bridge over Fox River Navigation Channel on Tayco Street in Menasha
Open to traffic

Taylor Bayou Swing Railroad Bridge (Jefferson County, Texas)
Swing bridge replaced by fixed spans
Replaced Swing Bridge over Taylor Bayou on Union-Pacific Railroad Co.
Replaced by a new bridge

Taylor Creek Bridge (Okeechobee County, Florida)
Built 1948
Bascule bridge over Taylor Creek on US 98/US 441 in Taylor Creek
Open to traffic

Taylor Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1900; Scherzer rolling lift bridge in Chicago; removed 1929
Lost Deck truss bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Taylor Street
Removed but not replaced

Tchefuncte River LA 22 Bridge (St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana)
Built ca. 1980
Swing bridge over Tchefuncte River on LA 22 at Madisonville
Open to traffic

Tchoutacabouffa River Bridge (Harrison County, Mississippi)
Built 1973
Open grate deck girder swing bridge over Tchoutacabouffa River on Cedar Lake Road
Open to traffic

Teche Bayou LA 344 Bridge (Iberia Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1964
Vertical lift bridge over Teche Bayou on LA 344 at Loreauville
Open to traffic