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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.


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 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

WBR - Winona Bridge (Winona County, Minnesota)
Opened August 1, 1891; abandoned 1985; swing span burned December 17, 1989, remainder demolished 1990
Lost Through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Winona Bridge Railway
Demolished

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 (1871) (Alameda County, California)
Built 1871; Replaced 1898
Lost Through truss bridge over Oakland Harbor on Webster Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Webster Street Drawbridge (1898) (Alameda County, California)
Built 1898; Removed 1926
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)
Replaced 1925
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

West Ferry Street Bridge (Erie County, New York)
Built 1913
Bascule bridge over Black Rock Canal on West Ferry Street in Buffalo
Open to traffic

West Flagler Street Bridge (Miami-Dade County, Florida)
Built 1967
Bascule bridge over Miami River on West Flagler Street in Miami
Open to traffic

West Larose Lift Bridge (Lafourche Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1960
Vertical lift bridge on LA 1 over the Intracoastal Waterway in LaRose
Open to traffic

West Pearl River US 90 Bridge (St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1933
Vertical lift bridge over West Pearl River on US 90
Open to traffic

West Point Bridge (King and Queen County, Virginia)
Deck girder bridge over Mattaponi River on Virginia 33
Open to traffic

West River Bridge (New Haven County, Connecticut)
Built 1907
Deck girder bridge over West River on Kimberly Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Westbound Sunrise Blvd. Bridge (Broward County, Florida)
Built 1989
Bascule bridge over Intracoastal Waterway on Wb Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale
Open to traffic

Wicomico River Bridge (Wicomico County, Maryland)
Built 1927; rehabilitated 1980
Bascule bridge over Wicomico River on MD 991 in Salisbury
Open to traffic

Wicomico River Bridge (Wicomico County, Maryland)
Built 1962
Bascule bridge over Wicomico River on Business US 50 in Salisbury
Open to traffic

William A. Stickel Memorial Bridge (Essex County, New Jersey)
Built 1948; rehabilitated 1973
Vertical lift bridge over Passiac River on I-280 in Newark
Open to traffic

Willis Avenue Bridge (New York County, New York)
Built 1901; rehabilitated 1987; Replaced 2010
Lost swing bridge over Harlem River on Willis Avenue in New York
Replaced by a new bridge

Willis Avenue Bridge (New York County, New York)
Built 2010
Through truss bridge over Harlem Rvr Dr S/B, Bruck on Willis Avenue
Open to traffic

Willow Avenue Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1964
Through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Willow Avenue / Whiskey Island
Open to traffic

Willow Avenue Bridge (Old) (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1800's ; replaced 1932
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River / Old River on Willow Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Willuski River Bridge (Clatsop County, Oregon)
Built 1980
Removable span bridge over Willuski River on OR 202
Open to traffic

Wilmington River Bridge (Chatham County, Georgia)
Built 1963, pair of single leaf bascule bridges
Concrete stringer bridge over Wilmington River on Island Expressway
Open to traffic

Wilson Cypress Co. - Wekiva River Bridge (Seminole County, Florida)
Built 1938
Concrete deck girder bridge over Wekiva River on Wilson Cypress Private RR
No longer exists

Wilson Dam Bridge (Colbert County, Alabama)
Built 1924; rehabilitated 1958
Girder bridge over Tennessee River on Res Rd
Open to traffic

Windmill Island Bridge (Ottawa County, Michigan)
Timber stringer bridge over Macatawa River on Windmill Island
Open to pedestrians only

Wisconsin Avenue Bridge (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin)
Built 1975
Vertical lift bridge over Milwaukee River on Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee
Open to traffic

Wisconsin Avenue Bridge (Outagamie County, Wisconsin)
Built 1984
Vertical lift bridge over US Government Canal Fox River on Wisconsin Avenue in Kaukauna
Open to traffic

Wisconsin Avenue Bridge (pre-1984) (Outagamie County, Wisconsin)
Built 1925, replacing earlier Swing bridge on the same site. Replaced 1984
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Fox River (US Army Corps of Engineers Canal) on Wisconsin Avenue / Island Street (now part of Wisconsin Avenue)
Replaced by new bridge

Wise Avenue Bridge (Baltimore County, Maryland)
Built 1948; rehabilitated 1986
Bascule bridge over Bear Creek on Wise Avenue in Dundalk
Open to traffic

Wishkah River Bridge (Grays Harbor County, Washington)
Built 1925; rehabilitated 2003
Bascule bridge over Wishkah River on US 12 in Aberdeen
Open to traffic

Withlacoochee River Bridge (Marion County, Florida)
Lost Through truss bridge over Withlacoochee River on US 41
Replaced by a new bridge

Wittpenn Bridge (Hudson County, New Jersey)
Built 1930; rehabilitated 1957
Vertical lift bridge over Hackensack River on NJ 7 in Jersey City
Open to traffic

Wittpenn Bridge (New) (Hudson County, New Jersey)
Built soon in 2017
Concrete stringer bridge over Hackensack River on Route 7
Under construction

WM - Spring Garden Swing Bridge (Baltimore, Maryland)
Built 1903, abandoned 1980s
Abandoned through truss swing bridge over Spring Garden Channel, Patapsco River on former Western Maryland Railway
Derelict/abandoned

Wolf River Bascule Bridge (Winnebago County, Wisconsin)
Built 1934; rehabilitated 1975
Twin-leaf bascule bridge over Wolf River on WI 116 (Main Street) in Winneconne
Open to traffic

Woodburn Bridge (Sunflower County, Mississippi)
Built ca. 1916; Bypassed by new bridge in 1985
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Sunflower River on former Woodburn Road
Abandoned

Woodland Bridge (Old) (Orleans Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1955, replaced by a fixed high span in 1985
Lost vertical lift bridge over Intracoastal Waterway (Algiers Canal) on LA 407
Replaced by a new bridge

Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge (1961) (Prince George's County, Maryland)
Built 1961; rehabilitated 1984, Replaced 2008
Lost bascule bridge over Potomac River on the Capital Beltway (I-95/I-495) in Fort Washington
Replaced by the 2008 Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge

Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge (2008) (Prince George's County, Maryland)
Built 2006-2008
Bascule bridge over Potomac River on the Capital Beltway (I-95/I-495) in Fort Washington
Open to traffic

Woods Memorial Bridge (Middlesex County, Massachusetts)
Built 1954; rehabilitated 1973
Bascule bridge over Malden River on MA 16 in Everett
Replaced by a new bridge

Woods Memorial Bridge (Beaufort County, South Carolina)
Built 1960
Swing bridge over Beaufort River on Business US 21 in Beaufort
Open to traffic

Woodson Bridge (Tehama County, California)
Built 1922
Lost Through truss bridge over Sacramento River on Route A9 South Avenue
No longer exists

Woodward Island Bridge (San Joaquin County, California)
Replacing Woodward Island Ferry
Bridge over Middle River
Under construction

Woolbright Road Bridge (Palm Beach County, Florida)
Built 1967
Bascule bridge over Intracoastal Waterway on Woolbright Road in Ocean Ridge
Open to traffic

WP - Smith Canal Bridge (San Joaquin County, California)
Built in 1928
Pratt through truss stringer bridge crosses Smith Canal on Western Pacific Railroad
Removed

Wrightstown Fox River Bridge (Brown County, Wisconsin)
Built 1934; rehabilitated 1977; Demolished 2015
Twin-leaf bascule bridge over Fox River on Ferry Street (WI 96) in Wrightstown
Open to traffic although no longer functional as a draw bridge

Wrightsville Beach Bridge (New Hanover County, North Carolina)
Built 1956
Bascule bridge over Intracoastal Waterway on US 74/US 76 in Wrightsville Beach
Open to traffic

WSOR - Nippersink/Pistakee Lake Channel Bridge (Lake County, Illinois)
Deck plate girder swing bridge over Nippersink/Pistakee Lake Main Channel on Wisconsin & Southern RR (former Milwaukee Road) in Fox Lake
Open to traffic

WSOR - Sauk City Bridge (Sauk County, Wisconsin)
Built 1901 and 1908, Rebuilt 1943; Demolished 2002 and to be Demolished 2018
Abandoned pony truss bridge over Wisconsin River on Wisconsin & Southern Railroad
Abandoned

WSOR - Wisconsin River Bridge (Sauk County, Wisconsin)
Built 1895, trusses gradually replaced Ca. 1930; Approaches Rebuilt 2017
Through truss swing bridge over Wisconsin River on Wisconsin & Southern Railroad
Open to traffic

WSOR - Wisconsin River Bridge (Richland County, Wisconsin)
Built 1898
Deck girder bridge over Wisconsin River on Wisconsin & Southern RR
Open to traffic

WSOR - Wisconsin River Bridge (East Channel) (Grant County, Wisconsin)
Built 1895
Bridge over Wisconsin River on Chicago Milwaukee St Paul & Pacific RR
Open to traffic

WSOR - Wisconsin River Bridge (Merrimac) (Sauk County, Wisconsin)
Built 1895 and 1903, Modified 1930
Deck truss bridge over Lake Wisconsin on Wisconsin & Southern Railroad in Merrimac
Open to traffic

Y&D - Yazoo River Bridge (Yazoo County, Mississippi)
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Yazoo River on Yazoo & Delta RR
No longer exists

Y&MV - Yazoo River Bridge (Yazoo County, Mississippi)
Built 1904
Lost Through truss bridge over Yazoo River on Yazoo & Mississippi Valley RR
No longer exists

Yazoo River Bascule Bridge (Yazoo County, Mississippi)
Built 1934; Replaced 1988
Lost deck girder bascule bridge over Yazoo River on MS 16
Replaced by a new bridge

Yazoo River Bridge (Leflore County, Mississippi)
Built 1913, Replaced 1987
Lost Through Truss Bridge over Yazoo River on Roebuck Road.
No longer exists

Yazoo River Swing Bridge (Leflore County, Mississippi)
Built 1898; replaced 1925
Lost swing through truss bridge over Yazoo River on Fulton Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Yazoo River Swing Bridge (Yazoo County, Mississippi)
Abandoned through truss swing bridge over Old Channel Yazoo River in Yazoo City
Abandoned

Yellow Mill Bridge (Fairfield County, Connecticut)
Built 1924-29; rehabilitated 1998
Bascule bridge over Yellow Mill Pond on CT 130 (Stratford Avenue) in Bridgeport
Open to traffic

Yellow Mill Bridge (Old) (Fairfield County, Connecticut)
Replaced 1924
Pratt through truss bridge over Yellow Mill Pond on Route 130 Stratford Avenue
Demolished and replaced

Yolo Causeway Bridge (Yolo County, California)
Built 1916; Replaced 1962
Deck plate girder bascule bridge over Sacramento River on Lincoln Highway
replaced

Youngs Bay Bridge (Clatsop County, Oregon)
Built 1921
Bascule lift bridge over Youngs Bay on US 101 Bus.
Open to traffic

Youngs Bay Bridge (New) (Clatsop County, Oregon)
Built 1964
Vertical lift bridge over Youngs Bay on US 101 in Astoria
Open to traffic

Zenor Bridge (St. Mary Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1969
Swing bridge over Bayou Teche on Zenor Road
Open to traffic

Zug Island Road Bridge (Wayne County, Michigan)
Built 1914
Warren through truss bridge over Rouge River on Zug Island Road and Delray Connecting Railroad/Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic