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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.


CBR - Siuslaw River Bridge No. 7 (Lane County, Oregon)
Built 1914, 2007 CORP Coos Bay Line Closed, Re-opened 2011
Swing span bridge over Siuslaw River on the Coos Bay Rail Link (CBR) in Cushman
Open to traffic

CBR - Umpqua River Bridge (Douglas County, Oregon)
Built 1914, 2007 CORP Coos Bay Line Closed, Re-opened 2011
Pratt through truss bridge with Warren swing span over Umpqua River Bridge on the Coos Bay Rail Link (CBR) in Reedsport
Open to traffic

CCC&StL - Cuyahoga River Bascule Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1920 ; Removed 1988
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Cleveland Columbus Cincinnatti & St Louis Railroad
No longer exists

CCC&StL - Cuyahoga River Bridge (Old) (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Replaced in 1920
Lost Through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Cleveland Columbus Cincinatti & St Louis RR
No longer exists

Cedar Bayou Bridge (Harris County, Texas)
Closed and removed in the mid to late 1980s
Lost Bridge over Cedar Bayou on Tri- City Beach Road
No longer exists

Cedar Creek Bridge (Sussex County, Delaware)
Built 1949
Swing bridge over Cedar Creek on DE 36 in Slaughter Beach
Open to traffic

Center Avenue Bridge (Columbia County, Wisconsin)
Remove and replaced 1950
Lost Bridge over Navigation (Portage Canal of the Fox River) on Highway 33 Center Avenue
No longer exists

Center Steet Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1901 by the King Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1989
Swing through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Center Street in Cleveland
Open to traffic

Centerville Turnpike Bridge (Chesapeake, Virginia)
Built 1955
Swing bridge over the Chesap. & Albe. Canal on Centerville Turnpike in Virginia Beach
Open to traffic

Central Avenue Bridge (Sussex County, Delaware)
Built 1923; rehabilitated 1992
Bascule bridge over Broad Creek on Central Avenue in Laurel
Open to traffic

Central Michigan - Saginaw River Swing Bridge (Saginaw County, Michigan)
Built 1914
Baltimore through truss bridge over Saginaw River on Central Michigan RR
Intact but closed to all traffic

Central Pacific - Alice Street Drawbridge (Alameda County, California)
Built 1873; Replaced 1898 by the Harrison Street Bridge
Howe through truss bridge over Oakland Estuary on Central Pacific Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Central Viaduct (Older) (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1888; Swing span removed and replaced 1912
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Inner Belt Expressway
Replaced by a new bridge

Cermak Road Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1906; rehabilitated 1997
Bascule bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Cermak Road in Chicago
Open to traffic

Cermak Road Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built in 1871 Replaced in 1905
Lost Howe through truss bridge over South Branch Chicago River on Cermak Road Bridge
Replaced by a new bridge

CFNR - Brazos Drawbridge (Napa County, California)
Open for traffic 2009, after vandalized in up position 2007
Bridge over Napa River on California Northern Railroad (CFNR)
Bridge is open to rail traffic with ongoing repairs

CGW - St. Paul Swing Bridge (Ramsey County, Minnesota)
Built 1885; Replaced 1913
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Chicago Great Western Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

Champagne-Harrelson Memorial Bridge (Lafourche Parish, Louisiana)
Built 2003
Vertical lift bridge over Bayou Lafourche on LA 654
Open to traffic

Champlain Canal Bridge (Saratoga County, New York)
Lost Bridge over Champlain Canal on Broad Street
No longer exists

Chandler Bridge (Coos County, Oregon)
Built 1952
Vertical lift bridge over Coos River on Coos River Highway
Open to traffic

Chapel Street Bridge (New Haven County, Connecticut)
Built 1992
Swing bridge over Mill River on Chapel Street in New Haven
Open to traffic

Chapel Street Swing Bridge (Old) (New Haven County, Connecticut)
Built 1899
Lost Through truss bridge over Mill River on Chapel Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Charles River Dam Bridge (Suffolk County, Massachusetts)
Built 1910 as a pair of parallel single leaf bascules; entire superstructure and mechanics demolished and replaced in 1962 with double-leaf bascule; rehabilitated 1992; entire superstructure replaced 2010-2011 with fixed trunnion bascule.
Bascule bridge over Charles River on MA 28 in Boston
Replaced by a new bridge

Charlestown Bridge (Suffolk County, Massachusetts)
Built in 1900 to replace the Charles River Bridge which opened in 1786. It carried an elevated railway until it was demolished and re-routed in 1975.
Swing through truss bridge over Charles River on N. Washington Street in Boston
Open to traffic

Charlestown Elevated - Mystic River Bridge (Suffolk County, Massachusetts)
Built 1919, removed 1975
Deck girder bridge over Mystic River on Boston Elevated Railway (MBTA Orange Line)
No longer exists

Charlevoix Bridge (Charlevoix County, Michigan)
Built 1949; rehabilitated 1992
Bascule bridge over Island Lake Outlet on US 31 in Charlevoix
Open to traffic

Charlevoix Bridge (Old) (Charlevoix County, Michigan)
Built 1900; replaced 1949
Lost Through truss bridge over Island Outlet Lake on US 31
No longer exists

Charlevoix Bridge (Older) (Charlevoix County, Michigan)
Replaced 1900
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Island Outlet Lake on Bridge Street US 31
Demolished

Chaska Swing Bridge (Carver County, Minnesota)
Built 1905, Approach Replaced 1911, Imploded August 1996 due to sinking pier
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Minnesota River
Removed

Chaumont River Bridge (Old) (Jefferson County, New York)
Lost Bridge over Chaumont River on Main Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Chauvin Bridge (Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1958
Bridge over Bayou Little Caillou on Bayouside Drive
Open to traffic

Cheboygan Bascule Bridge (Cheboygan County, Michigan)
Built 1940; rehabilitated 2003
Bascule bridge over Cheboygan River on US 23 in Cheboygan
Open to traffic

Cheesequake Creek Bridge (Middlesex County, New Jersey)
Built 1942
Bascule bridge over Cheesequake Creek on NJ 35 in Sayreville
Open to traffic

Cheesquake Creek Bridge (2nd) (Middlesex County, New Jersey)
Built 1898; Replaced 1913
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Cheesquake Creek on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Cheesquake Creek Bridge (3rd) (Middlesex County, New Jersey)
Built in 1913 replaced in 1943
Lost Deck girder bridge over Cheesquake Creek on New Jersey Route 35
Replaced by a new bridge

Chef Menteur Pass Bridge (Orleans Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1929
Through truss swing bridge over Chef Menteur Pass on US 90 in New Orleans
Open to traffic

Chelsea North Bridge (Suffolk County, Massachusetts)
Built 1901, rebuilt 1935, replaced by the Tobin Bridge 1950
Lost Through truss bridge over Mystic River on Chelsea Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Chelsea South Bridge (Suffolk County, Massachusetts)
Replaced by Tobin Bridge 1950
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Little Mystic Channel on Chelsea Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Chelsea Street Bridge (New) (Suffolk County, Massachusetts)
Built 2014
Modern Warren through truss bridge over Chelsea Creek on Chelsea Street
Open to traffic

Chelsea Street Bridge (Old) (Suffolk County, Massachusetts)
Built in 1936, Rehabilitated in 1983.
Bascule bridge over Chelsea River on Chelsea Street in Boston
Replaced by a new bridge

Cherry Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1901
Bridge over North Branch Canal on Cherry Avenue, former Chicago/Milwaukee/St. Paul Railroad
Open to traffic from trains and pedestrains

Cherry Street Bridge (Lucas County, Ohio)
Built 1914; rehabilitated 1968 and 2006
Bascule bridge over Maumee River on Cherry Street in Toledo
Open to traffic

Cherry Street Bridge (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin)
Built 1940; Restored 1990
Bascule bridge over Milwaukee River on W. Cherry Street in Milwaukee
Open to traffic

Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Bridge (New Castle County, Delaware)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Chesapeake & Delaware Canal on Summit Bridge Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Lift Bridge (Washington County, Maryland)
Currently owned by Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
1923 Girder and truss lift bridge over C&O Canal
Closed to all traffic

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Bridge (Talbot County, Maryland)
Built 1934 at Knapps Narrows; Replaced 1998 and relocated here.
Deck plate girder bridge over Perry Cabin Lane at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Closed. Exists as a static display

Chesapeake City Bridge (Old) (Cecil County, Maryland)
Destroyed July 28, 1942 by M/V Franz Klasen; Replaced 1948
Lost Pratt through truss vertical lift bridge over Chesapeake & Delaware Canal on MD 213
Destroyed by collision & replaced

Chester River Bridge (Kent County, Maryland)
Built 1930; rehabilitated 1976 and 1990
Bascule bridge over Chester River on MD 213 in Chestertown
Open to traffic

Chestnut Street Bridge (Carver County, Minnesota)
Opened August 1896, Lost 1959
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Minnesota River on Chestnut Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Chicago & Alton Railroad Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1906
Moveable warren through truss with no verticals bridge over Bubbly Creek (South Fork of South Branch of Chicago River) on Chicago & Alton Railroad
Open to traffic

Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1899
Pratt through truss bridge over Sanitary & Ship Canal on Belt Railway of Chicago (former Chicago & Western Indiana RR)
Open to traffic

Chicago Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1914
Bascule bridge over North Branch Chicago River on Chicago Avenue in Chicago
Open to traffic

Chicago Avenue Bridge (Lake County, Indiana)
Built 1913; Replaced 1964
Warren through truss bridge over N/S Leg of the Indiana Harbor Canal on Chicago Avenue & Chicago. South Shore. & South Bend Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

China Basin Bridge (San Francisco County, California)
Built 1932
Pratt truss variant Bascule bridge over China Basin on Third Street in San Francisco
Open to traffic

China Basin Bridge (Old) (San Francisco County, California)
Built 1904/1905 replaced in 1933
Lost Truss bridge over China Basin/ Mission Creek on Third Street
Replaced by a new bridge

China Street Bridge (Brazoria County, Texas)
Built 1912, Collapsed 1935
Lost Truss bridge over Brazos River on China Street
No longer exists

Chincoteague Channel Drawbridge (Accomack County, Virginia)
Deck plate girder bridge across the Chincoteague on Route I 75
Open to traffic

Chincoteague Channel Drawbridge (Old) (Accomack County, Virginia)
Built 1940
Swing bridge over Chincoteague Channel on VA 175
Demolished

Chincoteague Channel Drawbridge (Older) (Accomack County, Virginia)
Built 1922; Replaced 1940
Lost Through truss bridge over Chincoteague Channel on Virginia Route 175
Replaced by a new bridge

Chocolate Bayou Bridge (Brazoria County, Texas)
Built 1892
Pratt through truss bridge over Chocolate Bayou on State Route 171
Replaced by a new bridge

Choptank River Bridge (Caroline County, Maryland)
Lost Deck girder bridge over the Choptank River on Shore Highway
No longer exists

Choptank River Bridge (Caroline County, Maryland)
Lost Through truss bridge over Choptank River on Maryland 404
No longer exists

Chowan River Bridge (Bertie County, North Carolina)
Built 1953
Lost swing truss bridge over Chowan River on US-17
Replaced by a new bridge

Chutes River Bridge (Cumberland County, Maine)
Built 1954; replaced 2012
Lost swing bridge over Chutes River on ME 11/US 302 in Naples
Replaced by a new bridge

Cicero Avenue Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1927; widened and rehabilitated 1966
Bascule bridge over the Chicago S&S Canal on S. Cicero Avenue (IL 50) in Chicago
Open to four lanes of traffic

City Island Bridge (Bronx County, New York)
Built 1901; rehabilitated 1977
Through truss bridge over Eastchester Bay to City Island in New York
Replaced by a new bridge

City Park Avenue Bridge (Orleans Parish, Louisiana)
Deck girder bridge over New Basin Canal on City Park Avenue
Demolished

Claiborne Avenue Bridge (Orleans Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1957
Vertical lift bridge over the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (Industrial Canal) on Claiborne Ave. (LA 39) in New Orleans
Open to traffic

Clark Street Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1929; rehabilitated 1985
Bascule bridge over Main Branch Chicago River on N. Clark Street in Chicago
Open to traffic

Clark Street Bridge (Old) (Cook County, Illinois)
Built in 1889 collision in 1929
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Main Chicago River on Clark Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Clay Street Bridge (Essex County, New Jersey)
Built 1908; rehabilitated 1976
Swing bridge over Passaic River on Clay Street in Newark
Open to traffic

Clear Creek One-Armed Bridge (Galveston County, Texas)
Built 1929; Replaced 1964
Warren pony truss bascule bridge over Clear Creek on TX 146
Replaced

Clearwater Harbor Bridge (Pinellas County, Florida)
Replaced with a new two double leaf bascule bridge in 2010
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Clearwater Harbor on Route 699
Replaced by a new bridge

Clearwater Memorial Causeway Bascule Bridge (Pinellas County, Florida)
Built 1963; Replaced 2001-5
Bascule bridge over Clearwater Harbor on FL 60 in Clearwater
Replaced by a new bridge

Clio Landing Bridge (Livingston Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1936; replaced 1974
Lost bridge over Amite River on LA 22 at Clio
Replaced by a new bridge

Clybourn Street Bridge (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin)
Built 1968; Closed for restoration in July 2010 & remains closed
Vertical lift bridge over Milwaukee River on Clybourn Street in Milwaukee
Closed to all traffic during restoration

CM - Bay City Swing Bridge (Bay County, Michigan)
Pratt through truss bridge over Saginaw River on Central Michigan Railway
Open to traffic

CMSL - Cape May Canal Draw (Cape May County, New Jersey)
Built when Cape May Canal expanded 1940-42; abandoned to service 1980, reopened to tourist trains Dec. 1998
Deck plate girder bridge over Cape May Canal on Cape May Seashore Lines
Intact but left in open position and closed to all traffic

CN - Appleton Swing Bridge (Outagamie County, Wisconsin)
Built 1908
Through truss bridge over Fox River Navigation Canal on Canadian National Railway
Open to traffic

CN - Black River Bridge (St. Clair County, Michigan)
Built 1929
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Black River on Canadian National Railroad
Open to traffic

CN - Calumet River Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1974
Warren through truss bridge over Calumet River on Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Ry (now CNRR)
Open

CN - Cedar Bend Drawbridge (Washington County, Minnesota)
Built 1887, trestle replaced by I-Beam spans 1962
Warren through truss bridge over St. Croix River on Canadian National Railroad
Open to traffic

CN - Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1899
Pratt through truss bridge over Sanitary & Ship Canal on CNRR (original Chicago, Madison & Northern Railroad)
Open to traffic

CN - Collateral Channel Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1914; intact but fixed, in use locked down
Deck plate girder bridge over Collateral Channel on Chicago & Western Illinois Railroad
Open to traffic

CN - Des Plaines River Bridge (Will County, Illinois)
Through truss lift bridge over Des Plaines River/BNSF RR on EJ&E Ry in Crest Hill
Open to traffic

CN - Dubuque Bridge (Dubuque County, Iowa)
Most spans and piers built 1900, with the swing span being built 1892, approach spans being rebuilt 2012/2013 with heavier chords
Mississippi River crossing on BNSF Railway, Canadian National Railway in Dubuque
Open to railroad traffic

CN - Duck Creek Swing Bridge (Brown County, Wisconsin)
Built 1906
Through Girder Swing Bridge over Duck Creek on Canadian National Railway
Open to traffic

CN - Four Track Swing Bridge (Ashtabula County, Ohio)
Through truss bridge over Conneaut Creek on Railroad
Open

CN - Fox River Bascule Bridge (Winnebago County, Wisconsin)
Built 2013
Warren through truss bridge over Fox River on Canadian National Railroad
open for traffic

CN - Fox River Bridge (Green Bay) (Brown County, Wisconsin)
Built 1897, Approaches Built 1905
Warren pony truss bridge over Fox River on Canadian National Railway
Open to traffic

CN - Harbour Draw (Erie County, New York)
Built 1909
Swing bridge over Niagara Throughway & Black Rock Canal on Railroad (CN)
Open to traffic

CN - Hatchie River Bridge (Tipton County, Tennessee)
Built 1904 by the American Bridge Co.; reduced to single track ca. 1990
Swing girder bridge over Hatchie River on Canadian National Railway
Open to traffic

CN - Indiana Harbor Canal Bridge (Lake County, Indiana)
Built 2008
Pony plate girder bascule bridge over Indiana Harbor Canal on Canadian National Railway
Open to traffic

CN - Kaukauna Swing Bridge (Outagamie County, Wisconsin)
Built 1893
Pony truss swing bridge over Fox River Navigation Canal on Canadian National Railway
Open to traffic

CN - Lower Burger Swing Bridge (Manitowoc County, Wisconsin)
Built 1906
Bridge over Manitowoc River on Railroad
Removed but not replaced

CN - Lush Street Swing Bridge (Winnebago County, Wisconsin)
Built 1905
Through plate girder bridge over Fox River Navigation Channel on Canadian National Railway
Open to traffic

CN - Mississquoi Bay Bridge (Franklin County, Vermont)
Deck girder bridge over Mississquoi Bay on Canadian National
Open to traffic

CN - New London Swing Bridge (Outagamie County, Wisconsin)
Built 1893
Deck plate girder bridge over Wolf River on Canadian National Railway
Swing Bridge on the Wolf River; rendered `fixed' after this portion of the Wolf River was made non-navigable by the construction of a fixed bridge downstream.

CN - Oconto Swing Bridge (Oconto County, Wisconsin)
Built 1911
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Oconto River on Canadian National Railway
Open to traffic

CN - Oshkosh Swing Bridge (Winnebago County, Wisconsin)
Built 1899, Replaced by New Bridge 2013
Lattice through truss bridge over Fox River on Canadian National Railway
Replaced by a new bridge