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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 - 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 - Morley Lift Bridge (West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana)
Bridge over Port Allen Canal on Union Pacific Railroad
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 (New) (Brazoria County, Texas)
Built 2018
Pony/through plate girder bridge over San Bernard River on Union Pacific
Open to traffic

UP - San Bernard River Bridge (Old) (Brazoria County, Texas)
Replaced 2018
Deck plate girder bridge over San Bernard River on Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

UP - San Bernard River Bridge (Older) (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 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 Neches River Swing Bridge (Jefferson County, Texas)
Built 1925
Lost Through truss bridge over Neches River on Old Spanish Trail (US 90)
No longer exists

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

USMRR - 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

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

Vilano Beach Bridge (Old) (St. Johns County, Florida)
Built 1949; Replaced 1995; East approach remains as a pier.
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Tolomato River on State Route A1A Coastal Highway
Replaced by a new bridge

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

VRR - Cuyahoga River Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1880 ; replaced 1911
Pratt through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Valley Railroad
No longer exists

VTR - Pine Street Barge Canal Drawbridge (Chittenden County, Vermont)
Built 1920 as a replacement of a 1893 span; 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 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 1965. In 1968 a 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

Wabasso Bridge (Indian River County, Florida)
Built 1927; Replaced ?; Modified and Relocated to Walt Disney World
Lost Pony truss bridge over Indian River on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

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

Wagner Ferry Bridge (Jefferson Parish, Louisiana)
Lost Through truss bridge over Barataria Bayou on Wagner Ferry
Removed not replaced

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 Avenue Bridge (Kings County, New York)
Lost Beam bridge over Wallabout Canal on Washington Avenue
Removed

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