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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.


Turner Cut Bridge (San Joaquin County, California)
Bridge over Turner Cut on California Route 4
Open to traffic

Twin Cities Road Bridge (Sacramento County, California)
Built 1931; rehabilitated 1965; closed 2010, re-opened 2011.
Warren through truss Swing bridge over Snodgrass Slough on Twin Cities Road in Walnut Grove
Bridge is open to all traffic

TX35 Brazos River Swing Bridge (Brazoria County, Texas)
Lost Bridge over Brazos River
No longer exists

TX36 Brazos River Bridge (Brazoria County, Texas)
Built 1929; Replaced 1983 on a new alignment
Warren through truss bridge over Brazos River Diversion Channel on TX 36
Replaced on a new alignment

TX82 Sabine Lake Causeway (Jefferson County, Texas)
Built 1958
Swing bridge over Mouth of Sabine on TX 82 in Port Arthur
Replaced by a new bridge

Tyler Island Bridge (Sacramento County, California)
Built 1940
Swing bridge over Georgiana Slough on Tyler Island Bridge Road
Open to traffic

Tyler-Goodwin Bridge (Montgomery County, Alabama)
Built in the 1920s; Removed 1985
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Alabama River on AL 143
Removed but not replaced

Umpqua River Bridge (Douglas County, Oregon)
Built 1936
Swing bridge over Umpqua River on US 101 in Reedsport
Open to traffic

Uncle Sam Bridge (Old) (Greene County, New York)
Built 1930;Replaced 1992
Lost warren pony truss bridge over Catskill Creek on Route 385
Replaced by a new bridge

Union Street Bridge (Kings County, New York)
Built 1905; rehabilitated 1962
Bascule bridge over Gowanus Canal on Union Street in New York
Open to traffic

Union Street Bridge (Monroe County, New York)
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Erie Canal on Highway 259 Union Street
No longer exists

Union Street Bridge (Schenectady County, New York)
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Erie Canal on Union Street
No longer exists

Union Street Railroad Bridge (Marion County, Oregon)
Built 1913 by Southern Pacific Railroad, 2008 Converted for pedestrian use
Pratt through truss bridge over Willamette River on Pedestrian/Bicycle trail (former Union Pacific Railroad) in Salem
Open to pedestrians

University Avenue Bridge (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1929; rehabilitated 1985
Bridge over Schuylkill River on University Avenue
Open to traffic

University Bridge (King County, Washington)
Built 1919, approaches and bridge deck rebuilt between 1932 and 1933
Bascule bridge over Portage Bay on Eastlake Avenue NE in Seattle
Open to traffic

University Heights Bridge (New York County, New York)
Originally built 1895; main span relocated in 1906; opened to traffic January 8, 1908
Swing bridge over Harlem River on W. 207th Street in New York
Open to traffic

UP - 15th Street Bridge (Pierce County, Washington)
Built 1894
Lost Through truss bridge over Foss Waterway on 15th Street and Union Pacific Railroad
Removed but not replaced

UP - Augusta Bridge (Woodruff County, Arkansas)
Built 1913
Through truss swing bridge over White River on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Augusta Bridge (Old) (Woodruff County, Arkansas)
Replaced in 1913
Lost Through truss bridge over White River on Union Pacific
Replaced by a new bridge

UP - Baring Cross Bridge (Pulaski County, Arkansas)
Built 1929, Lift span added 1971
Vertical-lift railroad bridge over the Arkansas River in Little Rock on the Union Pacific Railroad
Open to two tracks of railroad traffic

UP - Bayou Plaquemine Railroad Bridge (Iberville Parish, Louisiana)
Through truss Railroad bridge over Bayou Plaquimine
Open to traffic

UP - Brazos River Bridge (Brazoria County, Texas)
Built ca. 1907
Swing through truss bridge over Brazos River on the Union Pacific Railroad at Brazoria
Open to traffic

UP - Buffalo Bayou Bridge (Harris County, Texas)
through truss bridge over Buffalo Bayou on Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Buffalo Lake Trestle (Marquette County, Wisconsin)
Built 1911
Through truss Swing bridge over Fox River on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Burbank - Hedges Bridge (Benton County, Washington)
Built 1923; rehabilitated 1930, 1952, vertical lift added 1977
Vertical lift bridge over Columbia River on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Calcasieu River Bridge (Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana)
Now with a fixed truss and a swing truss span, this bridge once had another fixed truss span.
Through truss swing bridge over Calcasieu River on Union Pacific Railroad, Lafayette Subdivision
Open

UP - Camden Bridge (Ouachita County, Arkansas)
Through truss swing bridge over Ouachita River on the Cotton Belt (now Union Pacific) Railroad at Camden
Still in use

UP - Carquinez Strait Bridge (Contra Costa County, California)
Originally built for the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1929-1930, this is the last simple truss railroad bridge built in the United States at a new location (i.e. where none had existed before).
Warren through truss bridge over Carquinez Strait on double track of Union Pacific Railroad in Martinez
Open to traffic

UP - Cedar Bayou Lift Bridge (Harris County, Texas)
Built 1966
Warren through truss bridge over Cedar Bayou on Union Pacific Railroad
Abandoned

UP - Cerritos Channel Bridge (Los Angeles County, California)
Built 1996
Modern Warren through truss bridge over Cerritos Channel on Alameda Corridor (UP)
Open to traffic

UP - Charenton Canal Bridge (St. Mary Parish, Louisiana)
Through truss bridge over Charenton Canal on Union Pacific Railroad (formerly Southern Pacific)
Open

UP - Chocolate Bayou Swing Bridge (Brazoria County, Texas)
Deck plate girder bridge over Chocolate Bayou on Union Pacific Railroad Co., Angleton Subdivision
Open to traffic

UP - Clarendon Bridge (Monroe County, Arkansas)
Built 1935 by the Virginia Bridge & Iron Co.
Swing-draw through truss railroad bridge over White River at Clarendon, south of the highway bridge
Open to railroad traffic

UP - Clinton Bridge (West Channel) (Clinton County, Iowa)
Built 1908-9; Caught fire 1958,
Through truss swing bridge over Mississippi River on Union Pacific Railroad


UP - Deering Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1916
Warren Through Truss Bridge over North Branch Chicago River on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Dickinson Bayou Swing Bridge (Galveston County, Texas)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Dickinson Bayou on Union Pacific Railroad
removed some time after April 2009

UP - Echo Drawbridge (Orange County, Texas)
Through truss bridge over Sabine River on Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Gasconade River Bridge (Gasconade County, Missouri)
Lost Pratt through truss w/deck plate girder swing bridge over Gasconade River on the Union Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

UP - Guadalupe River Swing Bridge (Victoria County, Texas)
Built 1906
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Guadalupe River on Union-Pacific Railroad Co., Brownsville Subdivision
Open to traffic

UP - Hoffman Swing Bridge (Ramsey County, Minnesota)
Built 1909-10 for St. Paul Bridge & Terminal Railway
Warren through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Houma Lift Bridge (Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana)
Built in 1982 to replace an earlier swing bridge. Abandoned in 1991 and moved to Freeport, TX in 2010
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Intracoastal Waterway on Union Pacific Railroad
Removed and relocated to Freeport, Texas, in late 2010

UP - Hudson Swing Bridge (Washington County, Minnesota)
Opened 1913, replacing 1881 and 1872 bridges
Pratt through truss bridge over St. Croix River on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Illinois River Lift Bridge (Tazewell County, Illinois)
Built 1912
Vertical lift through truss bridge over Illinois River on Union Pacific Railroad in Pekin
Open to traffic

UP - INCWW Harvey Canal Lock Bridge (Jefferson Parish, Louisiana)
Deck girder bridge over Intracoastal Waterway (Harvey Canal Lock) on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Judsonia Bridge (White County, Arkansas)
Built 1912 by Jay Gould's St. Louis , Iron Moutain & Southern Railroad.
Through truss swing bridge over Little Red River on the Union Pacific Railroad at Judsonia
Open to railroad traffic

UP - Kansas River Bridge (Topeka) (Shawnee County, Kansas)
1903, Rebuilt 1951 With Three New Spans
Six span through truss bridge over Kansas River of lift spans
Open to traffic

UP - KK Wisconsin Bridge (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin)
Built 200ft upriver in 1880; Relocated here 1898 & widened.
Quadrangular Through Truss Swing Bridge over Kinnickinnic River on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Krotz Springs Bridge (Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana)
Through truss swing bridge over Atchafalaya River on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Lavaca River Bridge (Jackson County, Texas)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Lavaca River on Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Melville Bridge (St. Landry Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1927-1929.
Warren through truss bridge over Atchafalaya River on Union Pacific Railroad at Melville
Open to traffic

UP - Mokelumne River Bridge (San Joaquin County, California)
Built 1908
Pony plate girder swing bridge over Mokelumne River on Western Pacific RR
Open to traffic

UP - Mossdale Bridge East (San Joaquin County, California)
Built 1928
Warren through truss swing bridge over San Joaquin River on Union Pacific RR
Open to traffic

UP - Mud Slough Bridge (Santa Clara County, California)
Built 1905
Deck plate girder bridge over Mud Slough on Union Pacific RR
Open to traffic

UP - Newport Swing Bridge (Jackson County, Arkansas)
Built 1938 by the Virginia Bridge Co.
Through truss swing bridge over White River and CR 10 on the Union Pacific Railroad south of Newport
Open to railroad traffic

UP - Old Brazos River Lift Bridge (Brazoria County, Texas)
Had been built in Houma, Louisiana in 1982 and was relocated to Freeport in 2010/2011
Through truss bridge over Old Brazos River on Union Pacific Railroad Company
Open to traffic

UP - Old Brazos River Swing Bridge (Brazoria County, Texas)
Built 1914; Replaced 2011
Lost Through truss bridge over Old Brazos River on Union Pacific Railroad Company
Replaced by a lift span from Houma, Louisiana

UP - Osage City Bridge (Cole County, Missouri)
Through truss bridge on the Union Pacific Railroad over Osage River at Osage City
Open to traffic

UP - Ouachita River Bridge (Caldwell Parish, Louisiana)
Through truss bridge over Ouachita River on Union Pacific Railroad
Open

UP - Pacheco Slough Bridge (Contra Costa County, California)
Warren pony truss bridge over Pacheco Slough on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Port Allen Bridge (West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana)
Lift Truss bridge over Port Allen Canal on Union Pacific Railroad
Open

UP - Red River Bridge (Rapides Parish, Louisiana)
Vertical Lift Warren truss bridge over Red River on Missouri Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Red River Bridge (Caddo Parish, Louisiana)
This bridge was formerly used for vehicular traffic as well as trains in a single train width bridge.
Through truss bridge over Red River on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Red River Bridge (Garland City) (Miller County, Arkansas)
Built 1926 Virginia Bridge & Iron Company
Through truss bridge over Red River on Union Pacific Railroad in Garland City
Open to traffic-Swing Span removed 2010

UP - Riparia Bridge (Whitman County, Washington)
Built 1889; Removed 1969
Lost Pratt through truss swing bridge over Snake River on Union Pacific Railroad
Removed

UP - Riverside Swing Bridge (Trinity County, Texas)
Bridge over Trinity River
Open to traffic

UP - Rob Roy Bridge (Jefferson County, Arkansas)
Through truss bridge over the Arkansas River on the Union Pacific Railroad northeast of Pine Bluff
Open to railroad traffic

UP - Root River Swing Bridge (Racine County, Wisconsin)
Built 1908
Deck truss swing bridge over Root River on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Rough and Ready Island Bridge (San Joaquin County, California)
Subdivided Warren through truss bridge over San Joaquin River on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Sacramento River Bridge (Tehama County, California)
Built 1898, 1901 Approach Rehabilitation, 1929 Approach truss replacments
Pratt through truss bridge over Sacramento River on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - San Bernard River Bridge (Brazoria County, Texas)
Deck plate girder bridge over San Bernard River on Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - San Bernard River Bridge (Old) (Brazoria County, Texas)
Lost Through truss bridge over San Bernard River on Union Pacific RR
Collapsed

UP - San Joaquin River Bridge (San Joaquin County, California)
Warren through truss bridge over San Joaquin River on Railroad (UP)
Open to traffic

UP - St. Paul Lift Bridge (Ramsey County, Minnesota)
Built 1913 replacing a swing bridge, raised 1925, rebuilt over Warner Road 1956
Vertical lift bridge over Mississippi River on the Union Pacific Railroad in St. Paul


UP - Trinity River Bridge (Polk County, Texas)
Built 1917, partially collapsed in 2004, subsequently repaired
Through truss bridge over Trinity River on Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Trinity River Bridge (Liberty) (Liberty County, Texas)
Built 1919
Through truss bridge over Trinity River on Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Trinity River Swing Bridge (Freestone County, Texas)
Built 1915
Through truss bridge over Trinity River on Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Victoria Barge Canal Bridge (Victoria County, Texas)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Victoria Barge Canal on Railroad
Open to traffic

UP - Willamette River Bridge (Linn County, Oregon)
Built 1906, Replaced 2013-14
Swing span bridge over Willamette River on Union Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

UP -San Joaquin River/ Paradise Cut Tributary Bridge (San Joaquin County, California)
Built in 1928 Through truss swing replaced with a Timber stringer fixed span bridge
Timber stringer bridge crosses Tributary of Paradise Cut/ San Joaquin River on Union Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Upper Free Bridge (Peoria County, Illinois)
Built 1888
Lost bridge over the Illinois River at Peoria
Demolished

US 101 Willapa River Swing Bridge (Pacific County, Washington)
Lost Bridge over Willapa River on US 101
Replaced by a new bridge

US 41 Bridge (Old) (Manatee County, Florida)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Manatee River on US 41
No longer exists

US 80 Ouachita River Bridge (Ouachita Parish, Louisiana)
Opened to traffic on May 1, 1936
Bascule bridge over Ouachita River on US 80/LA 15 in Monroe
Open to traffic

US 90 Sabine River Bridge (Orange County, Texas)
Opened to traffc on November 11, 1927; Demolished in the 1960s
Lost swing truss bridge over Sabine River on US 90
Removed

US Canal Bridge (Brown County, Wisconsin)
Built 1932; rehabilitated 1965
Bascule bridge over US Canal on Main Street (WI 32) in De Pere
Replaced by a new bridge

US101 Chehalis River Bridge (Grays Harbor County, Washington)
Built 1955
Warren deck truss bascule bridge over Chehalis River on US 101 in Aberdeen
Open to traffic

US165 Ouachita River Bridge (Caldwell Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1931; Replaced 2007
Vertical lift bridge over Ouachita River on US 165 at Columbia
Lost 2007 by implosion

US171 Moss Bluff Drawbridge (Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1923; Replaced 1969
Warren through truss bridge over English Bayou on US 171
Removed

US2 Snohomish River Bridge (eastbound) (Snohomish County, Washington)
Built 1940; replaced in 2001
Lost Through truss bridge over Snohomish River on US 2 Eastbound Everett Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

US27 Caloosahatchee Canal Drawbridge (Glades County, Florida)
Built 1955
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Caloosahatchee Canal on US Highway 27
Replaced by a new bridge

US421 Cape Fear River Bridge (Old) (New Hanover County, North Carolina)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Cape Fear River on US Highway 421
Superstructure replaced

US421 Cape Fear River Bridge (Older) (New Hanover County, North Carolina)
Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Cape Fear River on US 421
Replaced by a new bridge

US50 Hubers Landing Bridge (Osage County, Missouri)
Lost vertical-lift through truss bridge over Osage River on US 63 and US 50
Replaced by new bridge

US67 Hennepin Canal Swing Bridge (Rock Island County, Illinois)
Built ca. 1896; Replaced 1948
Lost Bridge over Hennepin Canal on US 67
Replaced by a new bridge upstream

US79 Arkansas River Bridge (Jefferson County, Arkansas)
Built 1915; Rehabilitated 1954; Replaced 1972
Lost Through truss bridge over Arkansas River on US 79
Replaced by new bridge

US90 Calcasieu River Bridge (Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1916; Replaced 1952
Lost Bridge over Calcasieu River on US 90, northern approach still intact
Replaced by a new bridge

US90 Pascagoula River Bridge (Jackson County, Mississippi)
Replaced 2003
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Pascagoula River on US 90 Highrise
Replaced by a new bridge

USAX - Potomac River Bridge (Old) (Prince George's County, Maryland)
Built 1864
Lost Bridge over Potomac River
Replaced by a new bridge

Utica Swing Bridge (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Three spans destroyed by tornado on June 27, 1906. Bridge rebuilt and swing span added.
Lost Through truss bridge over Illinois River on Illinois Rt 178
Replaced by a new bridge

Valentine Bridge (Lafourche Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1969
Swing bridge over Bayou Lafourche on Valentine Brg
Closed to traffic indefinitely