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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.


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

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

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

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

Van Buren Bridge (Benton County, Oregon)
Built 1913
Swing span bridge over Willamette River on OR-34 Eastbound
Open to traffic

Van Buren Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1956
Bascule bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Van Buren Street in Chicago
Open to traffic

Van Buren Street Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1895 to replace a swing bridge dating to 1872; replaced by current bridge in 1956
Lost Pony truss bridge over Chicago River on Van Buren Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Venetian Causeway Bridge (Miami-Dade County, Florida)
Built 1927
Bascule bridge over ICWW on Venetian Causeway in Miami
Open to traffic

Venetian Causeway Bridge (Miami-Dade County, Florida)
Built 1927
Bascule bridge over Biscayne Bay (Frac Crt) on Venetian Causeway in Miami Beach
Open to traffic

Vernon Avenue Bridge (Queens County, New York)
Built 1905, removed 1954 upon completion of the Pulaski Bridge to the east
Lost Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Newtown Creek on Vernon Avenue
Replaced by new bridge

Veterans Memorial Bridge (Bay County, Michigan)
Built 1958; rehabilitated 1993
Bascule bridge over Saginaw River on M-25 in Bay City
Open to traffic

Victory Bridge (Middlesex County, New Jersey)
Built 1926; replaced 2005
Lost swing bridge over Raritan River on NJ 35 in Sayreville
Demolished and replaced.

Vida Shaw Bridge (Iberia Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1938 by Daniel Jeffery & Sons Inc.
Through truss swing bridge over Bayou Teche on Vida Shaw Road
Open to traffic

Virginian - Elizabeth River South Branch Bridge (Chesapeake, Virginia)
Built 1907
Bridge over Elizabeth River South Branch on Virginia Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

VTR - Pine Street Barge Canal Drawbridge (Chittenden County, Vermont)
Built 1920 by Strauss Bascule Bridge Co., permanently closed at unknown date
Deck plate girder bridge over Hastings Bay on Vermont Railway
Open to traffic, counterweight removed and steel stringers replaced original girder span

W&LE - Cuyahoga River Bascule Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1905
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad
No longer exists

W&LE - Cuyahoga River Bridge (Old) (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Wheeling & Lake Erie RR
Replaced by a new bridge

W&LE - Maumee River Swing Bridge (Lucas County, Ohio)
Pratt through truss bridge over Maumee River on Wheeling & Lake Erie RR
Open to traffic

W&OB - Warwick Cove Bridge (Kent County, Rhode Island)
Lost Pony/through girder bridge over Warwick Cove on Warwick & Oakland Beach Electric RR
No longer exists

WA529 Steamboat Slough Bridge (NB) (Snohomish County, Washington)
Built 1954
Warren swing bridge over Steamboat Slough on WA 529
Open to traffic

WA529 Steamboat Slough Bridge (SB) (Snohomish County, Washington)
Built 1927; rehabilitated 2003
Swing through truss bridge over Steamboat Slough on WA 529 in Everett
Open to traffic

Wabash - Meredosia Bridge (Morgan County, Illinois)
Built 1857 (estimated), last train crossed tracks in 1955, dismantled after a new railroad bridge in Valley City opened but one pier still survives
Lost through truss swing bridge over Illinois River on railroad
Was located just downstream from the highway bridge.

Wabash - Valley City Bridge (Old) (Scott County, Illinois)
Original bridge at this location built 1880, original spans replaced 1920/21; replaced by a new bridge 1959
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Illinois River on former Wabash Railroad in Valley City
Replaced by new bridge just down stream from the original.

Wabash Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1930
Bascule bridge over Main Branch Chicago River on Wabash Avenue in Chicago
Open to traffic

Wabash Bridge (Marion County, Missouri)
Built 1872; Drawpsan replaced 1883; Replaced in 1993
Same Bridge. Lift span was the only thing replaced in 1993
Swing span replaced around 1993 with current lift span.

Wabash Cannon Ball Bridge (Lawrence County, Illinois)
Built 1906 for the Big Four Railroad, later New York Central RR, abandoned in late 1960's - 70's, years later local farmer bought it and reopened it as a roadway bridge
Through truss bridge over Wabash River on TR 257 northeast of St. Francisville
Open to one-lane traffic, with a tollbooth in St. Francisville

Waccamaw River Bridge (Horry County, South Carolina)
Built 1958
Steel stringer bridge over Waccamaw River on Us 501 Byp
Replaced by a new bridge

Wacker Drive Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Lost Concrete stringer bridge over Chicago River on Wacker Drive
Replaced by a new bridge

Wading River Bridge (Burlington County, New Jersey)
Built 1928; rebuilt 1984; rehabilitated 2001
Bascule bridge over Wading River on CR 542
Open to traffic

Walnut Grove Crossing Bridge (Sacramento County, California)
1950
Bascule bridge over Sacramento River on Walnut Grove Crossing in Walnut Grove
Open to traffic

Walnut Grove Road Bridge (San Joaquin County, California)
Built 1955
Swing through truss bridge over Mokelumne River on Walnut Grove Road in Walnut Grove
Open to traffic

Walnut Street Bridge (New Castle County, Delaware)
Built 1954-57
Bascule bridge over Christina River on Walnut St. in Wilmington
Open to traffic

Walnut Street Bridge (Brown County, Wisconsin)
Built 1986
Twin leaf bascule bridge over Fox River on Walnut Street (WI 29) in Green Bay
Open to traffic

Walnut Street Bridge (Old) (Brown County, Wisconsin)
Lost Warren pony truss bascule bridge over Fox River on Walnut Street (WI 29)
Replaced by a new bridge

Walt Disney World Railroad Swing Bridge (Orange County, Florida)
Warren pony truss bridge over Seven Seas Canal on Walt Disney World Railroad
Open to traffic

Wando River Bridge (Berkeley County, South Carolina)
Built 1939
Through truss bridge over Wando River on SC 41 in Charleston
Open to traffic

Wappoo Creek Bridge (Charleston County, South Carolina)
Built 1956
Bascule bridge over Wappoo Creek on SC 171 in Charleston
Open to traffic

Wards Island Bridge (New York County, New York)
Built 1950; Reconstructed 2010-12
Vertical lift pony/through plate girder bridge over Harlem River on Pedestrian Crossing
Open to pedestrians only

Wares Creek Bridge (Manatee County, Florida)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Wares Creek on State Route 64 Manatee Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Warren Avenue Bridge (Suffolk County, Massachusetts)
Demolished 1962
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Charles River on Warren Avenue
Removed but not replaced

Washington Blvd Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1913
Bascule bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Washington Blvd in Chicago
Open to traffic

Washington Blvd Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Replaced 1913
Lost Through truss bridge over Chicago River on W Washington Boulevard
Replaced by a new bridge

Washington Bridge (Providence County, Rhode Island)
Built 1930; draw span fixed 1968; north half demolished 2008; south half re-opening as a linear park 2015
Deck plate girder bridge over Seekonk River on Washington Bridge Linear Park
Open

Washington Bridge (Old) (Providence County, Rhode Island)
Lost Polygonal Warren through truss bridge over Seekonk River on State Route1A
Replaced by a new bridge

Washington Bridge (Replacement) (New Haven County, Connecticut)
Built 1921; rehabilitated 1990
Bascule bridge over Housatonic River on US 1 in Milford
Open to traffic

Washington Street Bridge (Monroe County, New York)
Built 1912; rehabilitated 2006-07
Vertical lift bridge over Erie Canal on Washington Street
Open to traffic

Washington Street Bridge (San Joaquin County, California)
Built 1927
Lost Warren through truss bascule bridge over Mormon Slough Channel on Washington Street
No longer exists

Washington Street Bridge (Sonoma County, California)
Built 1914
Lost Deck girder bridge over Petaluma River on Washington Street
This bascule double leaf bridge was relocated to South America

Water Street Bridge (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin)
Built 1987
Bascule bridge over Milwaukee River on Water Street in Milwaukee
Open to traffic

WC - Manitowoc River Bridge (Old) (Manitowoc County, Wisconsin)
Replaced in 1926
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Manitowoc River on Wisconsin Central RR
No longer exists

WCLR - Intercoastal Waterway Drawbridge (Horry County, South Carolina)
Built 1937; Deemed unsafe 1987; Rehabilititated 1987-97; Reopened 2001; Closed 2011 due to a voluntary shutdown of the CSR
Bridge over Intercoastal Waterway on Carolina Southern Railroad (former Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Seaboard Coast Line Railroad, Horry County Railroad, and Wacamaw Coast Line and former roadway (now unused) in Myrtle Beach
Closed to traffic due to the railroad being suspended by the FRA in 2011

WCLR - Waccamaw River Swing Bridge (Horry County, South Carolina)
Through truss bridge over Waccamaw River on Railroad (WCLR)
Intact but closed to all traffic

Wealthy Avenue Bridge (Kent County, Michigan)
Built 1905
Lost Through truss bridge over Grand River on Wealthy Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Webster Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1916; rehabilitated 1993
Bascule bridge over North Branch Chicago River on Webster Avenue in Chicago
Open to traffic

Webster Avenue Bridge (Niagara County, New York)
Built 1918; Replaced 1978
Deck plate girder bridge over Tonawanda Creek Barge Canal on Webster Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Webster Street Drawbridge (Alameda County, California)
Built 1871; Replaced 1928
Lost Through truss bridge over Oakland Harbor on Webster Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Webster Street Drawbridge (Old) (Alameda County, California)
Built 1898 replaced 1953
Pratt through truss bridge over Oakland Harbor on Webster Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Weed Street Bridge (1st) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1891; Replaced 1899
Lost Harmon folding lift bridge over Chicago River North Branch Canal on Weed Street
No longer exists

Weems Creek Bridge (Anne Arundel County, Maryland)
Built 1929; Reconstructed 1969; Replaced 1996
Lost Pony truss bridge over Weems Creek on MD Route 436
Replaced by a new bridge

Wells Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1922, rehabilitated 2013
Double-leaf bascule bridge over Main Branch Chicago River on N. Wells Street and CTA 'L' in Chicago
Open

Wells Street Bridge (Old) (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin)
Replaced in 1985
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Milwaukee River on Wells Street
Demolished and replaced

Wells Street Lift Bridge (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin)
Built 1985
Vertical lift bridge over Milwaukee River on Wells Street (Eastbound US 18) in Milwaukee
Open to traffic

West 3rd Street Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1940 by the Public Works Administration
Vertical lift through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on W. 3rd Street in Cleveland
Open to traffic

West 3rd Street Bridge (Older) (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1888; Destroyed by collision 1913
Lost Through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on West 3rd Street
Destroyed by collision

West Algoma Street Bridge (Old) (Winnebago County, Wisconsin)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Fox River on West Algoma Street & Wisconsin Electric Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

West Avenue Bridge (Monroe County, New York)
Lost Through truss bridge over Erie Canal on Route 33 West Avenue
No longer exists

West Avenue Bridge (Old) (Monroe County, New York)
Lost Through truss bridge over Erie Canal on West Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

West Bridge (Grays Harbor County, Washington)
Lost Through truss bridge over Chehalis River on Route 101
No longer exists

West Division Street Bascule Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1904; rehabilitated 1992
Bascule bridge over North Branch Chicago River on Division Street in Chicago
Open to traffic

West Division Street Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built in 1869 removed after moved to Blackhawk Street in 1902
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Chicago River North Branch on West Division Street
Replaced by a new bridge