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Drawbridge Operation Regulations

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nor relieve any bridge owner of any liability or penalty under other provisions of that act.
[CGD 91–063, 60 FR 20902, Apr. 28, 1995, as
amended by CGD 96–026, 61 FR 33663, June 28,
1996; CGD 97–023, 62 FR 33363, June 19, 1997;
USCG–2008–0179, 73 FR 35013, June 19, 2008;
USCG–2010–0351, 75 FR 36283, June 25, 2010]

PART 117—DRAWBRIDGE
OPERATION REGULATIONS
Subpart A—General Requirements

117.115

Three Mile Creek.
ARKANSAS

117.121 Arkansas River.
117.123 Arkansas
Waterway-Automated
Railroad Bridges.
117.125 Black River.
117.127 Current River.
117.129 Little Red River.
117.131 Little River.
117.133 Ouachita River.
117.135 Red River.
117.137 St. Francis River.
117.139 White River.
CALIFORNIA

Sec.
117.1 Purpose.
117.4 Definitions.
117.5 When the drawbridge must open.
117.7 General requirements of drawbridge
owners.
117.8 Permanent changes to drawbridge operation.
117.9 Delaying opening of a draw.
117.11 Unnecessary opening of the draw.
117.15 Signals.
117.17 Signalling for contiguous drawbridges.
117.19 Signalling when two or more vessels
are approaching a drawbridge.
117.21 Signalling for an opened drawbridge.
117.23 Installation of radiotelephones.
117.24 Radiotelephone installation identification.
117.31 Drawbridge operations for emergency
vehicles and emergency vessels.
117.33 Closure of draw for natural disasters
or civil disorders.
117.35 Temporary change to a drawbridge
operating schedule.
117.36 Closure of drawbridge for emergency
repair.
117.39 Authorized closure of drawbridge due
to infrequent requests for openings.
117.40 Advance notice for drawbridge opening.
117.41 Maintaining drawbridges in the fully
open position.
117.42 Remotely operated and automated
drawbridges.
117.47 Clearance gages.
117.49 Process of violations.

Subpart B—Specific Requirements
117.51
117.55
117.59

General
Posting of requirements.
Special requirements due to hazards.

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ALABAMA
117.101
117.103
117.105
117.107
117.109
117.113

Alabama River.
Bayou La Batre.
Bayou Sara.
Chattahoochee River.
Coosa River.
Tensaw River.

117.140 General.
117.141 American River.
117.143 Bishop Cut.
117.147 Cerritos Channel.
117.149 China Basin, Mission Creek.
117.150 Connection Slough.
117.151 Cordelia Slough (A tributary of
Suisun Bay).
117.153 Corte Madera Creek.
117.155 Eureka Slough.
117.157 Georgiana Slough.
117.159 Grant Line Canal.
117.161 Honker Cut.
117.163 Islais Creek (Channel).
117.165 Lindsey Slough.
117.167 Little Potato Slough.
117.169 Mare Island Strait and the Napa
River.
117.171 Middle River.
117.173 Miner Slough.
117.175 Mokelumne River.
117.177 Mud Slough.
117.179 Newark Slough.
117.181 Oakland Inner Harbor Tidal Canal.
117.183 Old River.
117.185 Pacheco Creek.
117.187 Petaluma River.
117.189 Sacramento River.
117.191 San Joaquin River.
117.193 San Leandro Bay.
117.195 Snodgrass Slough.
117.197 Sonoma Creek.
117.199 Steamboat Slough.
117.201 Sutter Slough.
CONNECTICUT
117.202 Cold Spring Brook.
117.205 Connecticut River.
117.207 Housatonic River.
117.209 Mianus River.
117.211 Mystic River.
117.213 New Haven Harbor, Quinnipiac and
Mill Rivers.
117.215 Niantic River.
117.217 Norwalk River.
117.219 Pequonnock River.
117.221 Saugatuck River.
117.223 Shaw Cove.
117.224 Thames River.
117.225 Yellow Mill Channel.

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DELAWARE

117.231
117.233
117.234
117.235
117.237
117.239
117.241
117.243
117.245

117.369 Satilla River.
117.371 Savannah River.
117.373 St. Marys River.

Brandywine Creek.
Broad Creek.
Cedar Creek.
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.
Christina River.
Lewes and Rehoboth Canal.
Mispillion River.
Nanticoke River.
Smyrna River.

IDAHO
Clearwater River.
Pend Oreille River.
Snake River.

117.389
117.391
117.393
117.397

Calumet River.
Chicago River.
Illinois Waterway.
Wabash River.

117.401
117.403

Trail Creek.
Wabash River.

117.407

Missouri River.

117.411

Missouri River.

117.415
117.417

Green River.
Ohio River.

ILLINOIS

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
117.253
117.255

117.381
117.383
117.385

Anacostia River.
Potomac River.

INDIANA

FLORIDA
117.258 Apalachicola River.
117.261 Atlantic
Intracoastal
Waterway
from St. Marys River to Key Largo.
117.263 Banana River.
117.267 Big Carlos Pass.
117.268 Billy’s Creek.
117.269 Biscayne Bay.
117.271 Blackwater River.
117.272 Boot Key Harbor.
117.273 Canaveral Barge Canal.
117.279 Coffeepot Bayou.
117.283 Dunns Creek.
117.285 Grand Canal.
117.287 Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.
117.289 Hillsboro Inlet.
117.291 Hillsborough River.
117.295 Kissimmee River.
117.297 Little Manatee River.
117.299 Loxahatchee River.
117.300 Manatee River.
117.301 Massalina Bayou.
117.303 Matlacha Pass.
117.305 Miami River.
117.307 Miami River, North Fork.
117.309 Nassau Sound.
117.311 New Pass.
117.313 New River.
117.315 New River, South Fork.
117.317 Okeechobee Waterway.
117.319 Oklawaha River.
117.323 Outer Clam Bay.
117.324 Rice Creek.
117.325 St. Johns River.
117.327 St. Marks River.
117.329 St. Marys River.
117.331 Snake Creek.
117.333 Suwannee River.
117.335 Taylor Creek.
117.337 Trout River.
117.341 Whitcomb Bayou.

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GEORGIA
117.351 Altamaha River.
117.353 Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Savannah River to St. Marys River.
117.359 Chattahoochee River.
117.361 Flint River.
117.363 Ocmulgee River.
117.365 Oconee River.
117.367 Ogeechee River.

IOWA

KANSAS

KENTUCKY

LOUISIANA
117.422 Amite River.
117.423 Atchafalaya River.
117.424 Belle River.
117.425 Black Bayou.
117.427 Black River.
117.429 Boeuf Bayou.
117.433 Bonfouca Bayou.
117.434 Caddo Lake.
117.435 Carlin Bayou.
117.436 Chef Menteur Pass.
117.437 Colyell Bayou.
117.438 Company Canal.
117.439 Des Allemands Bayou.
117.441 D’Inde Bayou.
117.443 Du Large Bayou.
117.444 Falgout Canal.
117.445 Franklin Canal.
117.447 Grand Cabahanosse Bayou.
117.449 Grosse Tete Bayou.
117.451 Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.
117.453 Houma Canal.
117.455 Houma Navigation Canal.
117.457 Houston River.
117.458 Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, New
Orleans.
117.459 Kelso Bayou.
117.460 La Carpe Bayou.
117.461 Lacassine Bayou.
117.463 Lacombe Bayou.
117.465 Lafourche Bayou.
117.467 Lake Pontchartrain.
117.469 Liberty Bayou.
117.471 Little Black Bayou.
117.473 Little River.
117.475 Little (Petit) Caillou Bayou.

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117.477 Lower Atchafalaya River.
117.478 Lower Grand River.
117.479 Macon Bayou.
117.480 Mermentau River.
117.481 Milhomme Bayou.
117.482 Nezpique Bayou.
117.483 Ouachita River.
117.484 Pass Manchac.
117.485 Patout Bayou.
117.486 Pearl River.
117.487 Pierre Pass.
117.488 Plaquemine Bayou.
117.489 Plaquemine Brule Bayou.
117.491 Red River.
117.493 Sabine River.
117.494 Schooner Bayou Canal.
117.495 Superior Oil Canal.
117.497 Stumpy Bayou.
117.499 Tante Phine Pass.
117.500 Tchefuncta River.
117.501 Teche Bayou.
117.503 Tensas River.
117.505 Terrebonne Bayou.
117.507 Tigre Bayou.
117.509 Vermilion River.
117.511 West Pearl River.

Cape Cod Canal.
Charles River and its tributaries.
Chelsea River.
Danvers River.
Dorchester Bay.
Eel Pond Channel.
Fort Point Channel.
Lagoon Pond.
Malden River.
Manchester Harbor.
Merrimack River.
Mitchell River.
Mystic River.
Neponset River.
North River.
Plum Island River.
Saugus River.
Taunton River.
Westport River—East Branch.
Fore River.
West Bay.

117.624
117.625
117.627
117.631
117.633
117.635
117.637
117.639
117.641
117.643
117.647
117.651
117.653
117.655

Black River (South Haven).
Black River.
Cheboygan River.
Detroit River (Trenton Channel).
Grand River.
Keweenaw Waterway.
Manistee River.
Ontonagon River.
Pine River (Charlevoix).
Pine River (St. Clair).
Saginaw River.
St. Joseph River.
St. Mary’s Fall Canal.
Thunder Bay River.

MICHIGAN

MAINE
117.521
117.523
117.525
117.527
117.529
117.531
117.533
117.535
117.537

117.589
117.591
117.593
117.595
117.597
117.598
117.599
117.600
117.601
117.603
117.605
117.607
117.609
117.611
117.613
117.615
117.618
117.619
117.620
117.621
117.622

Back Cove.
Back River.
Kennebec River.
Kennebunk River.
Narraguagus River.
Piscataqua River.
Sheepscot River.
Taunton River.
Townsend Gut.

MINNESOTA

MARYLAND
117.541
117.543
117.547
117.549
117.551
117.553
117.555
117.557
117.559
117.561
117.563
117.565
117.567
117.569
117.570
117.571
117.573
117.575
117.577
117.579

117.661 Duluth Ship Canal (Duluth-Superior
Harbor).
117.663 Minnesota River.
117.665 Red River of the North.
117.667 St. Croix River.
117.669 St. Louis River (Duluth-Superior
Harbor).
117.671 Upper Mississippi River.

Baltimore Harbor—Patapsco River.
Bear Creek.
Bush River.
Cambridge Harbor.
Chester River.
Choptank River.
College Creek.
Curtis Creek.
Isle of Wight Bay.
Kent Island Narrows.
Marshyhope Creek.
Miles River.
Patuxent River.
Pocomoke River.
Sassafras River.
Spa Creek.
Stoney Creek.
Susquehanna River.
Weems Creek.
Wicomico River (North Prong).

MISSISSIPPI
117.675 Back Bay of Biloxi.
117.677 Big Sunflower River.
117.681 Old Fort Bayou.
117.683 Pearl River.
117.684 Bayou Portage.
117.685 Tchoutacabouffa River.
117.686 Yazoo River.
MISSOURI
117.687
117.689

Missouri River.
Osage River.

117.691

Missouri River.

117.697

Hampton River.

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MASSACHUSETTS
117.585 Acushnet River.
117.586 Annisquaim River and
Canal.
117.587 Apponagansett River.
117.588 Bass River.

NEBRASKA
Blynman

NEW HAMPSHIRE

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117.699 Little Harbor.
117.700 Piscataqua River.
NEW JERSEY
117.701 Alloway Creek.
117.702 Arthur Kill.
117.703 Bass River.
117.705 Beaver Dam Creek.
117.709 Cheesequake Creek.
117.711 Cohansey River.
117.713 Cooper River.
117.714 Corson Inlet.
117.715 Debbies Creek.
117.716 Delaware River.
117.719 Elizabeth River.
117.720 Great Channel.
117.721 Grassy Sound Channel.
117.722 Great Egg Harbor Bay.
117.723 Hackensack River.
117.725 Manantico Creek.
117.729 Mantua Creek.
117.730 Maurice River.
117.731 Mullica River.
117.732 Nacote Creek.
117.733 New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway.
117.734 Navesink River (Swimming River).
117.735 Newark Bay.
117.736 Oceanport Creek.
117.737 Oldmans Creek.
117.738 Overpeck Creek.
117.739 Passaic River.
117.741 Raccoon Creek.
117.743 Rahway River.
117.745 Rancocas River (Creek).
117.747 Raritan River.
117.749 Salem River.
117.750 Schellenger Creek.
117.751 Shark River (South Channel).
117.753 Ship Channel, Great Egg Harbor
Bay.
117.755 Shrewsbury River.
117.756 South River.
117.757 Townsend Inlet.
117.758 Tuckahoe River.
117.759 Wading River.
117.761 Woodbridge Creek.

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NEW YORK
117.769 Black Rock Canal.
117.771 Bronx River.
117.773 Buffalo River.
117.779 Eastchester Bay (Arm of).
117.781 East River.
117.785 Genessee River.
117.787 Gowanus Canal.
117.789 Harlem River.
117.791 Hudson River.
117.793 Hutchinson
River
(Eastchester
Creek).
117.795 Jamaica Bay and Connecting Waterways.
117.797 Lake Champlain.
117.799 Long Island, New York Island Waterway from East Rockaway Inlet to
Shinnecock Canal.
117.800 Mill Neck Creek.

117.801 Newtown
Creek,
Dutch
Kills,
English Kills and their tributaries.
117.802 New Rochelle Harbor.
117.803 Niagara River.
117.805 Peekskill (Annsville) Creek.
117.809 Tonawanda Creek.
117.811 Tonawanda Harbor.
117.813 Wappinger Creek.
117.815 Westchester Creek.
NORTH CAROLINA
117.820 Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (Alternate Route), Great Dismal Swamp
Canal.
117.821 Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Albemarle Sound to Sunset Beach.
117.822 Beaufort Channel, NC.
117.823 Cape Fear River.
117.824 Neuse River.
117.825 Newport River.
117.829 Northeast Cape Fear River.
117.831 Pamlico and Tar Rivers.
117.833 Pasquotank River.
117.835 Perquimans River.
117.837 Roanoke River.
117.841 Smith Creek.
117.843 Trent River.
OHIO
117.847 Ashtabula River.
117.849 Muskingum
River
Canal).
117.850 Black River.
117.851 Portage River.
117.853 Sandusky Bay.
117.855 Maumee River.

(Zanesville

OREGON
117.861 Blind Slough.
117.865 Clatskanie River.
117.869 Columbia River.
117.871 Coos Bay.
117.873 Coos River.
117.875 Coquille River.
117.876T Coquille River.
117.879 Isthmus Slough.
117.881 John Day River.
117.887 Oregon Slough (North Portland Harbor).
117.889 Siuslaw River.
117.892 South Slough.
117.893 Umpqua River.
117.895 Wallooskee River.
117.897 Willamette River.
117.899 Youngs Bay and Lewis and Clark
River.
PENNSYLVANIA
117.901
117.903
117.904
117.905

Chester Creek.
Darby Creek.
Delaware River.
Schuylkill River.

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§ 117.1

RHODE ISLAND [RESERVED]

117.1021
117.1023
117.1025

SOUTH CAROLINA
117.911 Atlantic
Intracoastal
Waterway,
Little River to Savannah River.
117.913 Ashepoo River.
117.915 Ashley River.
117.917 Battery Creek.
117.921 Broad River.
117.923 Congaree River.
117.925 Cooper River.
117.927 Coosaw River (Whale Branch).
117.929 Durham Creek.
117.933 Pee Dee River.
117.935 Rantowles Creek.
117.936 Savannah River.
117.938 Waccamaw River.
117.939 Wando River.
SOUTH DAKOTA
117.941

Missouri River.
TENNESSEE

117.943
117.945
117.947
117.949

Cumberland River.
Hatchie River.
Obion River.
Tennessee River.
TEXAS

117.1081 Black River.
117.1083 Duluth-Superior Harbor (St. Louis
River).
117.1085 East River.
117.1087 Fox River.
117.1089 Manitowoc River.
117.1091 Menomonee River.
117.1093 Milwaukee,
Menomonee,
and
Kinnickinnic
Rivers
and
South
Menomonee and Burnham Canals.
117.1095 Root River.
117.1097 Sheboygan River.
117.1099 St. Croix River.
117.1101 Sturgeon Bay.
117.1103 Upper Mississippi River.
117.1105 Wisconsin River.
117.1107 Wolf River
AUTHORITY: 33 U.S.C. 499; 33 CFR 1.05–1; and
Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1.
SOURCE: CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24,
1984, unless otherwise noted.
EDITORIAL NOTE: Nomenclature changes to
part 117 appear at 63 FR 35529, June 30, 1998.

VERMONT
Lake Champlain.

Subpart A—General Requirements

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WASHINGTON
117.1031 Chehalis River.
117.1035 Columbia River.
117.1037 Cowlitz River.
117.1041 Duwamish Waterway.
117.1045 Hood Canal.
117.1047 Hoquiam River.
117.1049 Lake Washington.
117.1051 Lake Washington Ship Canal.
117.1053 Lewis River.
117.1055 Skagit River.
117.1057 Skamokawa Creek.
117.1058 Snake River.
117.1059 Snohomish
River,
Steamboat
Sough, and Ebey Slough.
117.1061 Tacoma Harbor.
117.1063 Willapa River South Fork.
117.1065 Wishkah River.
WISCONSIN

117.951 Arroyo Colorado River.
117.953 Brazos River (Diversion Channel).
117.955 Buffalo Bayou.
117.957 Cedar Bayou.
117.959 Chocolate Bayou.
117.963 Colorado River.
117.965 Cow Bayou.
117.967 Greens Bayou.
117.968 Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.
117.969 Lavaca River.
117.971 Neches River.
117.975 Old Brazos River.
117.977 Pelican Island Causeway, Galveston
Channel.
117.979 Sabine Lake.
117.981 Sabine River.
117.984 San Bernard River.
117.987 Taylor Bayou.
117.989 Trinity River.

117.993

North Landing River.
Pamunkey River.
York River.

117.995 Appomattox River.
117.997 Atlantic
Intracoastal
Waterway,
South Branch of the Elizabeth River to
the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal.
117.999 Blackwater River.
117.1001 Cat Point Creek.
117.1003 Chickahominy River.
117.1005 Chincoteague Channel.
117.1007 Elizabeth River—Eastern Branch.
117.1011 Great Wicomico River.
117.1013 Kinsale Creek.
117.1015 Mattaponi River.

§ 117.1

Purpose.

(a) This part prescribes the general
and special drawbridge operating regulations that apply to the drawbridges
across the navigable waters of the
United States and its territories. The
authority to regulate drawbridges
across the navigable waters of the
United States is vested in the Secretary of Homeland Security.

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(b) Subpart A contains the general
operation requirements that apply to
all drawbridges.
(c) Subpart B contains specific requirements for operation of individual
drawbridges. These requirements are in
addition to or vary from the general requirements in Subpart A. Specific sections in subpart B that vary from a
general requirement in Subpart A supersede the general requirement. All
other general requirements in Subpart
A, that are not at variance, apply to
the drawbridges and removable span
bridges listed in Subpart B.

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[USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70307, Dec. 4, 2006]

§ 117.4 Definitions.
The following definitions apply to
this part:
Appurtenance means an attachment
or accessory extending beyond the hull
or superstructure that is not an integral part of the vessel and is not needed for a vessel’s piloting, propelling,
controlling, or collision avoidance capabilities.
Automated drawbridge means a drawbridge that is operated by an automated mechanism, not a drawtender.
An automated drawbridge is normally
kept in the open to navigation position
and closes when the mechanism is activated.
Deviation means a District Commander’s action authorizing a drawbridge owner to temporarily not comply with the drawbridge opening requirements in this part.
Drawbridge means a bridge with an
operational span that is intended to be
opened for the passage of waterway
traffic.
Drawspan means the operational span
of a drawbridge.
Lowerable means a non-structural
vessel appurtenance that is or can be
made flexible, hinged, collapsible, or
telescopic so that it can be mechanically or manually lowered.
Nonstructural means that the item is
not rigidly fixed to the vessel and can
be relocated or altered.
Not essential to navigation means that
a nonstructural vessel appurtenance,
when in the lowered position, would
not adversely affect the vessel’s piloting, propulsion, control, or collisionavoidance capabilities.

Public vessel means a vessel that is
owned and operated by the United
States Government and is not engaged
in commercial service, as defined in 46
U.S.C. 2101.
Remotely operated drawbridge means a
drawbridge that is operated by remote
control from a location away from the
drawbridge.
Removable span bridge means a bridge
that requires the complete removal of
a span by means other than machinery
installed on the bridge to open the
bridge to navigation.
Untended means that there is no
drawtender at the drawbridge.
[USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70307, Dec. 4, 2006]

§ 117.5 When
open.

the

drawbridge

Except as otherwise authorized or required by this part, drawbridges must
open promptly and fully for the passage of vessels when a request or signal
to open is given in accordance with
this subpart.
[USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70308, Dec. 4, 2006]

§ 117.7 General requirements of drawbridge owners.
Except for drawbridges that have
been authorized, before January 3, 2007,
to remain closed to navigation or as
otherwise specified in subpart B, drawbridge owners must:
(a)
Provide
the
necessary
drawtender(s) for the safe and prompt
opening of the drawbridge.
(b) Maintain the working machinery
of the drawbridge in good operating
condition.
(c) Cycle the drawspan(s) periodically
to ensure operation of the drawbridge.
(d) Ensure that the drawbridge operates in accordance with the requirements of this part.
(e) Any drawbridge allowed to remain
closed to navigation prior to January
3, 2007, when necessary, must be returned to operable condition within the
designated time set forth by the District Commander and will become subject to the requirements of this part.
[USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70308, Dec. 4, 2006]

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§ 117.15

§ 117.8 Permanent changes to drawbridge operation.
(a) Anyone may submit a written request to the District Commander for a
permanent change to a drawbridge operating requirement. The request must
include documentation supporting or
justifying the requested change.
(b) If after evaluating the request,
the District Commander determines
that the requested change is not needed, he or she will respond to the request in writing and provide the reasons for denial of the requested change.
(c) If the District Commander decides
that a change may be needed, he or she
will begin a rulemaking to implement
the change.
[USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70308, Dec. 4, 2006]

§ 117.9 Delaying opening of a draw.
No person shall unreasonably delay
the opening of a draw after the signals
required by § 117.15 have been given.
NOTE: Trains are usually controlled by the
block method. That is, the track is divided
into blocks or segments of a mile or more in
length. When a train is in a block with a
drawbridge, the draw may not be able to
open until the train has passed out of the
block and the yardmaster or other manager
has ‘‘unlocked’’ the drawbridge controls. The
maximum time permitted for delay is defined in Subpart B for each affected bridge.
Land and water traffic should pass over or
through the draw as soon as possible in order
to prevent unnecessary delays in the opening
and closure of the draw.

§ 117.11 Unnecessary opening of the
draw.
No vessel owner or operator shall—
(a) Signal a drawbridge to open if the
vertical clearance is sufficient to allow
the vessel, after all lowerable nonstructural vessel appurtenances that
are not essential to navigation have
been lowered, to safely pass under the
drawbridge in the closed position; or
(b) Signal a drawbridge to open for
any purpose other than to pass through
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[CGD 91–059, 59 FR 16563, Apr. 7, 1994]

§ 117.15 Signals.
(a) General. (1) The operator of each
vessel requesting a drawbridge to open
shall signal the drawtender and the
drawtender shall acknowledge that sig-

nal. The signal shall be repeated until
acknowledged in some manner by the
drawtender before proceeding.
(2) The signals used to request the
opening of the draw and to acknowledge that request shall be sound signals, visual signals, or radiotelephone
communications described in this subpart.
(3) Any of the means of signaling described in this subpart sufficient to
alert the party being signaled may be
used.
(b) Sound signals. (1) Sound signals
shall be made by whistle, horn, megaphone, hailer, or other device capable
of producing the described signals loud
enough to be heard by the drawtender.
(2) As used in this section, ‘‘prolonged blast’’ means a blast of four to
six seconds duration and ‘‘short blast’’
means a blast of approximately one
second duration.
(3) The sound signal to request the
opening of a draw is one prolonged
blast followed by one short blast
sounded not more than three seconds
after the prolonged blast. For vessels
required to be passed through a draw
during a scheduled closure period, the
sound signal to request the opening of
the draw during that period is five
short blasts sounded in rapid succession.
(4) When the draw can be opened immediately, the sound signal to acknowledge a request to open the draw
is one prolonged blast followed by one
short blast sounded not more than 30
seconds after the requesting signal.
(5) When the draw cannot be opened
immediately, or is open and shall be
closed promptly, the sound signal to
acknowledge a request to open the
draw is five short blasts sounded in
rapid succession not more than 30 seconds after the vessel’s opening signal.
The signal shall be repeated until acknowledged in some manner by the requesting vessel.
(c) Visual signals. (1) The visual signal
to request the opening of a draw is—
(i) A white flag raised and lowered
vertically; or
(ii) A white, amber, or green light
raised and lowered vertically.
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given not more than 30 seconds after
the vessel’s opening signal, is—
(i) A white flag raised and lowered
vertically;
(ii) A white, amber, or green light
raised and lowered vertically; or
(iii) A fixed or flashing white, amber,
or green light or lights.
(3) When the draw cannot be opened
immediately, or is open and must be
closed promptly, the visual signal to
acknowledge a request to open the
draw is—
(i) A red flag or red light swung back
and forth horizontally in full sight of
the vessel given not more than 30 seconds after the vessel’s opening signal;
or
(ii) A fixed or flashing red light or
lights given not more than 30 seconds
after the vessel’s opening signal.
(4) The acknowledging signal when
the draw cannot open immediately or
is open and must be closed promptly
shall be repeated until acknowledged
in some manner by the requesting vessel.
(d) Radio telephone communications. (1)
Radiotelephones may be used to communicate the same information provided by sound and visual signals.
(2) The vessel and the drawtender
shall monitor the frequency used until
the vessel has cleared the draw.
(3) When radiotelephone contact cannot be initiated or maintained, sound
or visual signals under this section
shall be used.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD 82–025, 50 FR 11366, Mar. 21,
1985; CGD 84–022, 51 FR 16308, May 2, 1986;
CGD 96–026, 61 FR 33664, June 28, 1996; USCG–
2001–10881, 71 FR 70308, Dec. 4, 2006]

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§ 117.17 Signalling
drawbridges.

for

contiguous

When a vessel must past two or more
drawbridges close together, the opening signal is given for the first bridge.
After acknowledgment from the first
bridge that it will promptly open, the
opening signal is given for the second
bridge, and so on until all bridges that
the vessel must pass have been given
the opening signal and have acknowledged that they will open promptly.

§ 117.19 Signalling when two or more
vessels are approaching a drawbridge.
When two or more vessels are approaching the same drawbridge at the
same time, or nearly the same, time,
whether from the same or opposite directions, each vessel shall signal independently for the opening of the draw
and the drawtender shall reply in turn
to the signal of each vessel. The
drawtender need not reply to signals by
vessels accumulated at the bridge for
passage during a scheduled open period.
§ 117.21 Signalling for an opened
drawbridge.
When a vessel approaches a drawbridge with the draw in the open position, the vessel shall give the opening
signal. If no acknowledgment is received within 30 seconds, the vessel
may proceed, with caution, through
the open draw.
§ 117.23 Installation
of
radiotelephones.
(a) When the District Commander
deems it necessary for reasons of safety
of navigation, the District Commander
may require the installation and operation or a radiotelephone on or near a
drawbridge.
(b) The District Commander gives
written notice of the proposed requirement to the bridge owner.
(c) All comments the owner wishes to
submit shall be submitted to the District Commander within 30 days of receipt of the notice under paragraph (b)
of this section.
(d) If, upon consideration of the comments received, the District Commander determines that a radiotelephone is necessary, the District
Commander notifies the bridge owner
that a radiotelephone shall be installed
and gives a reasonable time, not to exceed six months, to install the radiotelephone and commence operation.
§ 117.24 Radiotelephone
installation
identification.
(a) The Coast Guard authorizes, and
the District Commander may require
the installation of a sign on drawbridges, on the upstream and downstream sides, indicating that the bridge
is equipped with and operates a VHF

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radiotelephone in accordance with
§ 117.23.
(b) The sign shall give notice of the
radiotelephone and its calling and
working channels—
(1) In plain language; or
(2) By a sign consisting of the outline
of a telephone handset with the long
axis placed horizontally and a vertical
three-legged lightning slash superimposed over the handset. The slash
shall be as long vertically as the
handset is wide horizontally and normally not less than 27 inches and no
more than 36 inches long. The preferred
calling channel should be shown in the
lower left quadrant and the preferred
working channel should be shown in
the lower right quadrant.
NOTE: It is recommended that the radiotelephone sign be similar in design to the
Service Signs established by the Federal
Highway Administration (FHWA) in U.S.
Road Symbol Signs using Reflective Blue
and Reflective White colors. Color and design information is available from the District Commander of the Coast Guard District
in which the bridge is located.
[CGD 84–022, 51 FR 16308, May 2, 1986]

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§ 117.31 Drawbridge operations for
emergency vehicles and emergency
vessels.
(a) Upon receiving notification that
an emergency vehicle is responding to
an emergency situation, a drawtender
must make all reasonable efforts to
have the drawspan closed at the time
the emergency vehicle arrives.
(b) When a drawtender receives notice, or a proper signal as provided in
§ 117.15 of this part, the drawtender
shall take all reasonable measures to
have the draw opened, regardless of the
operating schedule of the draw, for passage of the following, provided this
opening does not conflict with local
emergency management procedures
which have been approved by the cognizant Coast Guard Captain of the
Port:
(1) Federal, State, and local government vessels used for public safety;
(2) Vessels in distress where a delay
would endanger life or property;
(3) Commercial vessels engaged in
rescue or emergency salvage operations; and

(4) Vessels seeking shelter from severe weather.
[CGD 91–016, 58 FR 20, Jan. 4, 1993, as amended at 71 FR 70308, Dec. 4, 2006]

§ 117.33 Closure of draw for natural
disasters or civil disorders.
Drawbridges need not open for the
passage of vessels during periods of
natural disasters or civil disorders declared by the appropriate authorities
unless otherwise provided for in Subpart B or directed to do so by the District Commander.
§ 117.35 Temporary change to a drawbridge operating schedule.
(a) For any temporary change to the
operating schedule of a drawbridge,
lasting less than or equal to 180 days,
the District Commander may issue a
deviation approval letter to the bridge
owner and publish a ‘‘Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation’’ in
the FEDERAL REGISTER.
(b) If the time period for a temporary
change to the operating schedule of a
drawbridge will be greater then 180
days, the District Commander will follow appropriate rulemaking procedures
and publish a temporary rule in the
FEDERAL REGISTER prior to the start of
the action.
(c) Request for change. (1) To temporarily change the drawbridge-operating
requirements the bridge owner must
submit a written request to the District Commander for approval of the
change.
(2) The request must describe the reason for the closure and the dates and
times scheduled for the start and end
of the change.
(3) Requests should be submitted as
early as possible, preferably 90 days before the start of the action. District
Commanders have discretion to accept
requests submitted less than 90 days
before a needed change if those requests can be processed before the date
of the needed change.
(d) Determination. The District Commander’s determination to allow the
schedule change is normally forwarded
to the bridge owner within ten working
days after receipt of the request. If the
request is denied, the reasons for the
denial will be set out in the District
Commander’s decision letter.

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(e) The drawbridge must return to its
regular operating schedule immediately at the end of the designated
time period.
(f) If the authorized closure period for
an event is broken into separate time
periods on the same day or on consecutive days, the drawbridge must provide
openings for navigation between the
authorized closures.
(g) The District Commander will also
announce the change to the operating
schedule in the Local Notice to Mariners and other appropriate local media.

(c) All drawbridges authorized to remain closed to navigation, under this
section, must be maintained in operable condition.
(d) Authorization under this section
does not:
(1) Authorize physical changes to the
drawbridge structure, or
(2) Authorize removal of the operating machinery.
(e) Drawbridges authorized under this
section to remain closed to navigation
and to be untended are identified in
subpart B of this part.

[USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70308, Dec. 4, 2006]
[USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70308, Dec. 4, 2006]

§ 117.36 Closure of drawbridge for
emergency repair.
(a) When a drawbridge unexpectedly
becomes inoperable, or should be immediately rendered inoperable because
of mechanical failure or structural defect, the drawbridge owner must notify
the District Commander of the closure
without delay and give the reason for
the emergency closure of the drawbridge and an estimated time when the
drawbridge will be returned to operating condition.
(b) The District Commander will notify mariners about the drawbridge status through Broadcast Notices to Mariners, Local Notice to Mariners and any
other appropriate local media.
(c) Repair work under this section
must be performed with all due speed
in order to return the drawbridge to
operation as soon as possible.

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[USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70308, Dec. 4, 2006]

§ 117.39 Authorized closure of drawbridge due to infrequent requests
for openings.
(a) When there have been no requests
for drawbridge openings for at least
two years, a bridge owner may request
in writing that the District Commander authorize the drawbridge to remain closed to navigation and to be
untended.
(b) The District Commander may:
(1) Authorize the closure of the drawbridge;
(2) Set out any conditions in addition
to the requirement in paragraph (d):
and
(3) Revoke an authorization and
order the drawbridge returned to operation when necessary.

§ 117.40 Advance notice
bridge opening.

for

(a) Upon written request by the
owner of a drawbridge, the District
Commander may authorize a drawbridge to operate under an advance notice for opening. The drawbridge tender, after receiving the advance notice,
must open the drawbridge at the requested time and allow for a reasonable
delay in arrival of the vessel giving the
advance notice.
(b) If the request is approved, a description of the advanced notice for the
drawbridge will be added to subpart B
of this part.
[USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70309, Dec. 4, 2006]

§ 117.41 Maintaining drawbridges
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(a) Drawbridges permanently maintained in the fully open to navigation
position may discontinue drawtender
service as long as the drawbridge remains fully open to navigation. The
drawbridge must remain in the fully
open position until drawtender service
is restored.
(b) If a drawbridge is normally maintained in the fully open to navigation
position, but closes to navigation for
the passage of pedestrian, vehicular,
rail, or other traffic, the drawbridge
must be tended unless:
(1) Special operating requirements
are established in subpart B of this
part for that drawbridge; or
(2) The drawbridge is remotely operated or automated.
[USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70309, Dec. 4, 2006]

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§ 117.42 Remotely operated and automated drawbridges.
(a) Upon written request by the
owner of a drawbridge, the District
Commander may authorize a drawbridge to operate under an automated
system or from a remote location.
(b) If the request is approved, a description of the full operation of the remotely operated or automated drawbridge will be added to subpart B of
this part.
[USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70309, Dec. 4, 2006]

§ 117.47 Clearance gauges.
(a) Clearance gauges are required for
drawbridges across navigable waters of
the United States discharging into the
Atlantic Ocean south of Delaware Bay
(including the Lewes and Rehoboth
Canal, DE) or into the Gulf of Mexico
(including coastal waterways contiguous thereto and tributaries to such
waterways and the Lower Atchafalaya
River, LA), except the Mississippi
River and its tributaries and outlets,
(b) Except for provisions in this part
which specify otherwise for particular
drawbridges, clearance gauges shall be
designed, installed, and maintained according to the provisions of § 118.160 of
this chapter.
NOTE: Clearance gauge requirements, if
any, for drawbridges other than those referred to in this section are listed in Subpart
B under the appropriate bridge.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD 84–022, 51 FR 16308, May 2,
1986; CGD 96–026, 61 FR 33664, June 28, 1996]

§ 117.49 Process of violations.
(a) Complaints of alleged violations
under this part are submitted to the
District Commander of the Coast
Guard District in which the drawbridge
is located.
(b) Penalties for violations under this
part are assessed and collected under
Subpart 1.07 of Part 1 of this chapter.

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Subpart B—Specific Requirements
§ 117.51 General.
The drawbridges in this subpart are
listed by the state in which they are located and by the waterway they cross.
Waterways are arranged alphabetically
by state. The drawbridges listed under

a waterway are generally arranged in
order from the mouth of the waterway
moving upstream. The drawbridges on
the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway
are listed from north to south and on
the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway from
east to west.
[USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70309, Dec. 4, 2006]

§ 117.55

Posting of requirements.

(a) The owner of each drawbridge
under this subpart, other than removable span bridges, must ensure that a
sign summarizing the requirements in
this subpart applicable to the drawbridge is posted both upstream and
downstream of the drawbridge. The requirements to be posted need not include those in Subpart A or §§ 117.51
through 117.59 of this part.
(b) The signs shall be of sufficient
size and so located as to be easily read
at any time from an approaching vessel.
(c) If advance notice is required to
open the draw, the signs shall also
state the name, address, and telephone
number of the person to be notified.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70309,
Dec. 4, 2006]

§ 117.59 Special requirements due to
hazards.
For the duration of occurrences hazardous to safety or navigation, such as
floods, freshets, and damage to the
bridge or fender system, the District
Commander may require the owner of
an operational drawbridge listed in this
subpart to have the bridge attended
full time and open on signal.
ALABAMA
§ 117.101

Alabama River.

(a) The Alabama & Gulf Coast Railway Drawbridge, mile 105.3, at Coy,
shall open on signal if at least 24 hours
notice is given.
(b) The draw of the Canadian National/Illinois Central railroad bridge,
mile 277 near Montgomery, shall open
on signal if at least 24 hours notice is
given.
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Montgomery, shall open on signal if at
least 24 hours notice is given.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by USCG–2000–7223, 65 FR 40056,
June 29, 2000; CGD08–03–018, 68 FR 34303, June
9, 2003; CGD08–04–001, 69 FR 5465, Feb. 5, 2004]

§ 117.103 Bayou La Batre.
The draw of SR 188 Bridge, mile 2.3,
at Bayou La Batre, will open on signal
every hour on the hour daily between 4
a.m. and 8 p.m., Monday through Sunday. The bridge need not open for the
passage of vessels on the hours of 7
a.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m., Monday
through Friday. Monday through Friday the draw will open on signal for
the passage of vessels at 3:30 p.m. The
bridge will remain closed to marine
traffic from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. daily except for emergencies.
[CGD08–05–001, 70 FR 37675, June 30, 2005]

§ 117.105 Bayou Sara.
The draw of the CSX Transportation
Railroad bridge, mile 0.1 near Saraland,
shall open on signal; except that, from
6 p.m. to 10 a.m. the draw shall open on
signal if at least eight hours notice is
given. During periods of severe storms
or hurricanes, from the time the National Weather Service sounds an
‘‘alert’’ for the area until the ‘‘all
clear’’ is sounded, the draw shall open
on signal.
[CGD8–85–12, 50 FR 41685, Oct. 15, 1985]

§ 117.107 Chattahoochee River.
The draws of the CSX Transportation
Railroad bridge, mile 117.1 near Omaha,
GA, shall open on signal if at least six
hours notice is given.

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§ 117.109 Coosa River.
The draw of the CSX Transportation
Railroad bridge, mile 175.0 at Gadsden,
shall open on signal if at least six
hours notice is given.
§ 117.113 Tensaw River.
The draw of the CSX Transportation
Railroad bridge, mile 15.0 at Hurricane,
shall open on signal; except that, from
5 p.m. to 9 a.m., the draw shall open on
signal if at least eight hours notice is
given. During periods of severe storms
or hurricanes, from the time the National Weather Service sounds an

‘‘alert’’ for the area until the ‘‘all
clear’’ is sounded, the draw shall open
on signal.
[CGD8–85–09, 50 FR 37356, Sept. 13, 1985]

§ 117.115 Three Mile Creek.
(a) The draw of the US43 bridge, mile
1.0 at Mobile, need not be opened from
7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to
6:30 p.m. daily. At all other times, the
draw shall open on signal if at least 12
hours notice is given.
(b) The draw of the Norfolk Southern
railroad bridge, mile 1.1 at Mobile,
shall open on signal if at least five days
notice is given.
ARKANSAS
§ 117.121 Arkansas River
The draw of the Missouri Pacific
Railroad
bridge,
mile
23.1
near
Yancopin, shall open on signal if at
least 96 hours notice is given.
§ 117.123 Arkansas Waterway.
(a) Across the Arkansas Waterway,
the draw of the Rob Roy Drawbridge,
mile 67.4 at Pine Bluff, Arkansas, is
maintained in the closed position and
is remotely operated. Any vessel requiring an opening of the draw shall establish contact by radiotelephone with
the remote drawbridge operator on
VHF–FM Channel 12 in Omaha, Nebraska. The remote drawbridge operator will advise the vessel whether the
bridge can be immediately opened and
maintain constant contact with the
vessel until the span has opened and
the vessel passage has been completed.
The bridge is equipped with a Photoelectric Boat Detection System to prevent the span from lowering if there is
an obstruction under the span. If the
drawbridge cannot be opened immediately, the remote drawbridge operator shall notify the calling vessel and
provide an estimated time for opening.
(b) Across the Arkansas Waterway,
the draw of the Baring Cross Railroad
Drawbridge, mile 119.6 at Little Rock,
Arkansas, is maintained in the closed
position and is remotely operated. Use
the following procedures to request an
opening of this bridge when necessary
for transit:
(1) Normal Flow Procedures. Any vessel which requires an opening of the

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draw of this bridge shall establish contact by radiotelephone with the remote
drawbridge operator on VHF–FM Channel 13 in Omaha, Nebraska. The remote
drawbridge operator will advise the
vessel whether the requested span can
be immediately opened and maintain
constant contact with the vessel until
the requested span has opened and the
vessel passage has been completed. The
bridge is equipped with a Photoelectric
Boat Detection System to prevent the
span from lowering if there is an obstruction under the span. If the drawbridge cannot be opened immediately,
the remote drawbridge operator will
notify the calling vessel and provide an
estimated time for a drawbridge opening.
(2) High velocity flow procedures. The
area from mile 118.2 to mile 125.4 is a
regulated navigation area (RNA) as described in § 165.817. During periods of
high velocity flow, which is defined as
a flow rate of 70,000 cubic feet per second or greater at the Murray Lock and
Dam, mile 125.4, downbound vessels
which require that the draw of this
bridge be opened for unimpeded passage shall contact the remote drawbridge operator on VHF–FM Channel 13
either before departing Murray Lock
and Dam, or before departing the mooring cells at Mile 121.5 to ensure that
the Baring Cross Railroad Drawbridge
is opened. The remote drawbridge operator shall immediately respond to the
vessel’s call, ensure that the drawbridge is open for passage, and ensure
that it remains in the open position
until the downbound vessel has passed
through. If it cannot be opened immediately for unimpeded passage in accordance with § 163.203, the remote
drawbridge operator will immediately
notify the downbound vessel and provide an estimated time for a drawbridge opening. Upbound vessels shall
request openings in accordance with
the normal flow procedures as set forth
above. The remote drawbridge operator
shall keep all approaching vessels informed of the position of the drawbridge span.
(c) Across the Arkansas Waterway,
the draw of the Van Buren Railroad
Drawbridge, mile 300.8 at Van Buren,
Arkansas, is maintained in the open
position except as follows:

(1) When a train approaches the
bridge, amber lights attached to the
bridge begin to flash and an audible
signal on the bridge sounds. At the end
of 10 minutes, the amber light continues to flash; however, the audible
signal stops and the draw lowers and
locks if the photoelectric boat detection system detects no obstruction
under the span. If there is an obstruction, the draw opens to its full height
until the obstruction is cleared.
(2) After the train clears the bridge,
the draw opens to its full height, the
amber flashing light stops, and the mid
channel lights change from red to
green, indicating the navigation channel is open for the passage of vessels.
[CGD08–06–005, 71 FR 70879, Dec. 7, 2006, as
amended by USCG–2007–0043, 73 FR 24868,
May 6, 2008]

§ 117.125

Black River.

The following draws need not be
opened for the passage of vessels:
(a) Union Pacific railroad bridge,
mile 3.4 at Paroquet.
(b) Burlington Northern railroad
bridge, mile 68.4 at Black Rock.
(c) Arkansas State Highway Department bridge, mile 90.1 at Pocahontas.
(d) Burlington Northern railroad
bridge, mile 90.4 at Pocahontas.
(e) Union Pacific railroad bridge,
mile 144.4 at Corning.
(f) Arkansas State Highway Department bridge, mile 152.2 at Corning.
§ 117.127

Current River.

The draws of the Arkansas highway
bridge, mile 10.2, and the Burlington
Northern railroad bridge, mile 12.2,
both at Biggers, need not be opened for
the passage of vessels.
§ 117.129

Little Red River.

The draws of the Burlington Northern railroad bridge, mile 25.0, and Arkansas highway bridge, mile 25.2, both
at Judsonia, and the Arkansas highway
bridge, mile 30.5 at Searcy, need not be
opened for the passage of vessels.
§ 117.131

Little River.

The draws of the Burlington Northern railroad bridge, mile 7.1 near Fulton, need not be opened for the passage
of vessels.

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Ouachita River.

The draw of the St. Louis Southwestern Railroad Bridge, Mile 338.8
near Camden, need not be open for the
passage of vessels.

§ 117.141

American River.

[CGD2 89–03, 55 FR 12820, Apr. 6, 1990, as
amended by USCG–1998–3799, 63 FR 35527,
June 30, 1998]

The draw of the Jiboom Street
bridge, mile 0.1 at Sacramento, need
not be opened for the passage of vessels.

§ 117.135

[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984; 49 FR
37381, Sept. 24, 1984]

Red River.

The draws of the bridges above mile
276.0 at the Arkansas Louisiana border,
need not be opened for the passage of
vessels.
§ 117.137

St. Francis River.

The draws of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific railroad bridge, mile
59.7 at Madison, and all drawbridges
above that point, need not be opened
for the passage of vessels.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD02 86–33, 51 FR 32318, Sept.
11, 1986]

§ 117.139

White River.

(a) The draws of the St. Louis Southwestern railroad bridge, mile 98.9 at
Clarendon, the US70 highway bridge,
mile 121.7 at DeValls Bluff, the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
bridge, mile 122.0 at DeValls Bluff, the
Missouri Pacific railroad bridge, mile
196.3 at Augusta, and the Missouri Pacific railroad bridge, mile 254.8 at Newport, shall open on signal if at least
eight hours notice is given. The draws
of any of these bridges need not be
opened for a vessel that arrives later
than two hours after the time specified
in the notice, unless a second notice of
at least eight hours is given.
(b) The draws of the Arkansas highway bridge, mile 300.1 at Batesville,
and the Missouri Pacific railroad
bridge, mile 401.9 at Cotter, need not be
opened for the passage of vessels.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD08–06–005, 72 FR 70879, Dec.
7, 2006]

CALIFORNIA
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a bell continuously during the approach and passage of a vessel.

General.

In California, when fog prevails by
day or night, the drawtender, after
sounding the opening signal, shall toll

§ 117.143

Bishop Cut.

The draw of the San Joaquin County
highway bridge, mile 1.0 between King
Island and Bishop Tract, shall open on
signal if at least 12 hours notice is
given to the San Joaquin County Department of Public Works at Stockton.
§ 117.147

Cerritos Channel.

(a) The draw of the Commodore
Schuyler F. Heim highway bridge, mile
4.9 at Long Beach, shall open on signal;
except that, from 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.
and 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through
Friday except Federal holidays, the
draws need not be opened for the passage of vessels. The opening signal for
the Commodore Schuyler Heim bridge
is three prolonged blasts. The acknowledging signal is two prolonged blasts
followed by one short blast when the
draw will open immediately and five
short blasts when the draw will not
open immediately. Channel 13 (156.65
MHZ) or other assigned frequencies
may be used.
(b) The draw of the Henry Ford Avenue railroad bridge, mile 4.8 at Long
Beach, shall be maintained in the fully
open position, except when a train is
crossing or for maintenance. If the
draw is in the closed position, the
opening signal is two short blasts followed by one prolonged blast. The acknowledging signal is two prolonged
blasts followed by one short blast when
the draw will open immediately and
five short blasts when the draw will
not open immediately. Channel 13
(156.65 MHZ) or other assigned frequencies may be used.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984; 49 FR
37381, Sept. 24, 1984, as amended by CGD11–90–
03, 61 FR 59026, Nov. 20, 1996; 62 FR 31724,
June 11, 1997; USCG–1999–5832, 64 FR 34712,
June 29, 1999]

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§ 117.149

§ 117.165

China Basin, Mission Creek.

The draws of the 3rd Street bridge,
mile 0.0, and the 4th Street bridge, mile
0.2, both at San Francisco, shall open
on signal if at least one hour notice is
given.
§ 117.150

Connection Slough.

The draw of the Reclamation District
No. 2027 bridge between Mandeville and
Bacon Islands, mile 2.5 near Stockton,
from May 15 through September 15,
shall open on signal between the hours
of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., and it shall open
upon 12 hours advance notice between
the hours of 5 p.m. and 9 a.m.; and from
September 16 through May 14 the draw
shall open upon 12 hours advance notice between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5
p.m., and it shall open upon 24 hours
advance notice between the hours of 5
p.m. and 9 a.m. Advance notice shall be
given to the drawbridge operator by
telephone at (209) 464–2959 or (209) 464–
7928 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5
p.m., and at (209) 993–8878 all other
times.
[USCG–2008–1141, 74 FR 30227, June 25, 2009]

§ 117.151 Cordelia Slough (a tributary
of Suisun Bay).
The draws of the Union Pacific railroad bridge, mile 1.5 at Suisun, shall
open on signal if at least 24 hours notice is given.
§ 117.153

Corte Madera Creek.

The draw of the Golden Gate Bridge,
Highway and Transportation District
bridge, mile 0.5 near Greenbrae, shall
be maintained in the fully open position, except for the crossing of trains
or for maintenance.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by USCG–1998–3799, 63 FR 35527,
June 30, 1998]

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§ 117.155

Eureka Slough.

The drawspan for the Northwestern
Pacific Railroad Authority Drawbridge, mile 0.3 at Eureka, need not be
opened for the passage of vessels. The
owner or agency controlling the drawbridge must restore the drawspan to
full operation within six months of no-

tification
mander.

from

the

District

[USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70309, Dec. 4, 2006]

§ 117.157

Georgiana Slough.

The draws of the Sacramento County
highway bridges, mile 4.5 near Isleton,
and mile 12.4 near Walnut Grove, shall
open on signal from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
from May 1 through October 31. The
draws shall open on signal from November 1 through April 30 from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. At all other times, the draws
of these bridges shall open on signal if
at least four hours notice is given to
the drawtender at the Rio Vista bridge
across the Sacramento River, mile 12.8.
§ 117.159

Grant Line Canal.

The draw of the San Joaquin County
highway bridge, mile 5.5 at Tracy, shall
open on signal if at least 12 hours notice is given to the San Joaquin County Department of Public Works at
Stockton.
§ 117.161

Honker Cut.

The draw of the San Joaquin County
(Eightmile Road) bridge, mile 0.3 between Empire Tract and King Island at
Stockton, shall open on signal if at
least 12 hours notice is given to the
San Joaquin County Department of
Public Works at Stockton.
§ 117.163

Islais Creek (Channel).

(a) The draw of the Illinois Street
drawbridge, mile 0.3 at San Francisco,
shall open on signal if at least 72 hours
advance notice is given to the Port of
San Francisco.
(b) The draw of the 3rd Street drawbridge, mile 0.4 at San Francisco, shall
open on signal if at least 72 hours advance notice is given to the San Francisco Department of Public Works.
[USCG–2008–0648, 73 FR 74019, Dec. 5, 2008]

§ 117.165 Lindsey Slough.
The center drawspan of the Hastings
Farms Highway Bridge, mile 2.0 between Egbert and Lower Hastings
Tracts, must be removed for the passage of vessels if at least 72 hours notice is given to the Hastings Island
Land Company office at Rio Vista.
[USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70309, Dec. 4, 2006]

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33 CFR Ch. I (7–1–10 Edition)

§ 117.167 Little Potato Slough.
The draw of the California Department
of
Transportation
highway
bridge, mile 0.1, at Terminus, shall
open on signal if at least 4 hours notice
is given to the drawtender at the Rio
Vista bridge across the Sacramento
River, mile 12.8.
[CGD11–95–02, 61 FR 17248, Apr. 19, 1996]

§ 117.169 Mare Island Strait and the
Napa River.
(a) The draw of the Mare Island
Drawbridge, mile 2.8, at Vallejo shall
open on signal between the hours of 9
a.m. and 7 p.m. daily, and upon two
hours advance notice all other times.
When the drawbridge operator is
present, mariners may contact the
drawbridge via marine radio or telephone at (707) 648–4313 for drawspan operation. When the drawbridge operator
is not present, mariners may contact
the City of Vallejo via the same telephone number to schedule drawspan
operation.
(b) The draw of the Northwestern Pacific railroad bridge, mile 10.6 at Brazos, shall be maintained in the fully
open position, except for the crossing
of trains or for maintenance. When the
draw is closed and visibility at the
drawtender’s station is less than one
mile, up or down the channel, the
drawtender shall sound two prolonged
blasts every minute. When the draw is
opened, the drawtender shall sound
three short blasts.

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[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD 12–85–02, 50 FR 20758, May
20, 1985; USCG–1999–5832, 64 FR 34712, June 29,
1999; CGD11–03–006, 69 FR 21958, Apr. 23, 2004;
CGD 11–05–025, 70 FR 20467, Apr. 20, 2005]

§ 117.171 Middle River.
(a) The draw of the San Joaquin
County (Bacon Island Road) highway
bridge, mile 8.6 between Bacon Island
and Lower Jones Tract, shall open on
signal from May 15 through September
15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. From September 16 through May 14, the draw
shall open on signal from 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. from Thursday through Monday.
At all other times, the draw shall open
on signal if at least 12 hours notice is
given to the San Joaquin County Department of Public Works at Stockton.

(b) The draw of the Burlington
Northern Santa Fe railroad bridge,
mile 9.8 near Middle River Station,
shall open on signal if at least 12 hours
notice is given to the Burlington
Northern Santa Fe Railway Manager of
Structures at San Bernadino.
(c) The California Route 4 Bridge,
mile 15.1, between Victoria Island and
Drexler Tract need not open for the
passage of vessels.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984; 49 FR
37381, Sept. 24, 1984, as amended by CGD 12–
85–01, 50 FR 26559, June 27, 1985; USCG–2000–
7223, 65 FR 40056, June 29, 2000]

§ 117.173

Miner Slough.

The draw of the California Department
of
Transportation
highway
bridge, mile 5.5 between the northerly
end of Ryer Island and Holland Tract,
shall open on signal if at least 12 hours
notice is given to the drawtender at
the Rio Vista bridge across the Sacramento River, mile 12.8.
§ 117.175

Mokelumne River.

(a) The draw of the California Department of Transportation highway
bridge, the Mokelumne River Bridge,
mile 3.0, at East Isleton shall open
upon signal as follows:
(1) From November 1 through April 30
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(2) From May 1 through October 31
from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., except that during the following periods the draw need
only open for recreational vessels on
the hour, 20 minutes past the hour, and
40 minutes past the hour:
Saturdays 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Sundays 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Memorial Day; 4th of July; and Labor Day 11
a.m. until 6 p.m.

(3) At all other times the draw shall
open on signal if at least 4 hours notice
is given to the drawtender at Rio Vista
bridge over the Sacramento River, mile
12.8.
(4) Emergency vessels of the United
States, state or commercial vessels engaged in rescue or emergency salvage
operations, and vessels in distress shall
be passed as soon as possible but no
later than one hour after notice is
given.
(b) The draw of the Sacramento and
San Joaquin Counties (Millers Ferry)

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highway bridge, mile 12.1 over the
North Fork of the Mokelumne River
near Walnut Grove, shall open on signal from May 1 through October 31
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. At all other
times, the draw shall open on signal if
at least 12 hours notice is given to the
San Joaquin County Department of
Public Works at Stockton.
(c) The removable span of the San
Joaquin County highway bridge over
the South Fork of the Mokelumne
River, mile 18.0 at New Hope Landing,
shall be removed as soon as possible
upon notification by the District Commander that an emergency exists
which requires the removal.
(d) The draws of the bridges above
New Hope Landing need not be opened
for the passage of vessels.

move on a tide or slack water, if at
least two hours notice is given.

[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD 11–92–10, 58 FR 33339, June
17, 1993]

§ 117.185

§ 117.177

Mud Slough.

The draw of the Union Pacific railroad bridge, mile 0.7 near Alviso, shall
open on signal if at least 24 hours notice is given.
§ 117.179

§ 117.183

Old River.

The draw of the California Department of Transportation (Route 4) highway bridge, mile 14.8 between Victoria
Island and Byron Tract, shall open on
signal from May 1 through October 31
from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and from November 1 through April 30 from 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. At all other times, the draw shall
open on signal if at least four hours notice is given to the drawtender at the
Rio Vista bridge across the Sacramento River, mile 12.8.
Pacheco Creek.

The draw of the Contra Costa County
highway bridge, mile 1.0, and Union Pacific Railroad bridge, mile 1.1, both
near Martinez, shall open on signal if
at least 24 hours notice is given.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD 12–85–02, 50 FR 20758, May
20, 1985]

Newark Slough.

The draw of the San Mateo County
Transportation Department railroad
bridge, mile 0.5 near Newark, shall
open on signal if at least 24 hours notice is given to the San Mateo Transportation Department, at San Carlos.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by USCG–1998–3799, 63 FR 35527,
June 30, 1998]

§ 117.181 Oakland Inner Harbor Tidal
Canal.

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[CGD 11–11–99–013, 66 FR 18725, Apr. 11, 2001,
as amended by USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70309,
Dec. 4, 2006]

The draws of the Alameda County
highway drawbridges at Park Street,
mile 5.2; Fruitvale Avenue, mile 5.6;
and High Street, mile 6.0; and the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers railroad
drawbridge, mile 5.6 at Fruitvale Avenue, shall open on signal; except that,
from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to
6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday except Federal holidays, the draws need
not be opened for the passage of vessels. However, the draws shall open
during the above closed periods for vessels which must, for reasons of safety,

§ 117.187

Petaluma River.

(a) The draws of the Northwestern
Pacific railroad bridges, mile 0.8 at
Blackpoint and mile 12.4 at Haystack
Landing, shall be maintained in the
fully open position, except for the
crossing of trains or for maintenance.
When the draw is closed and visibility
from the drawtender’s station is less
than one mile up or down the channel,
the drawtender shall sound two long
blasts every minute. When the draw is
reopened, the drawtender shall sound
three short blasts.
(b) The draw of the Petaluma highway bridge at ‘‘D’’ Street, mile 13.7 at
Petaluma, shall open on signal if at
least four hours notice is given for
openings from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., and if at
least 24 hours notice is given for openings from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD 11–88–10, 53 FR 51099, Dec.
20, 1988; USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70309, Dec. 4,
2006]

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§ 117.189 Sacramento River.
(a) The draws of each bridge from
Isleton to American River junction
shall open on signal from May 1
through October 31 from 6 a.m. to 10
p.m. and from November 1 through
April 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. At all
other times, the draws shall open on
signal if at least four hours notice is
given to the drawtender at the Rio
Vista bridge across the Sacramento
River, mile 12.8.
(b) The draws of the California Department of Transportation bridges,
mile 90.1 at Knights Landing, and mile
135.5 at Meridian, shall open on signal
if at least 12 hours notice is given to
the California Department of Transportation at Marysville.
(c) The draws of the bridges above
Meridian need not be opened for the
passage of vessels.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD 12–86–01, 51 FR 20483, June
5, 1986]

§ 117.191 San Joaquin River.
(a) The draw of the Port of Stockton
railroad bridge, mile 39.7 at Stockton,
shall open on signal if at least 12 hours
notice is given to the Port Director.
(b) The draws of the U.S. Navy Drawbridge, mile 39.8, Burlington Northern
Santa Fe railroad bridge, mile 40.6, and
California Highway 4 bridge (Garwood
Bridge), mile 41.6, need not be opened
for the passage of vessels. The owners
or agencies controlling the bridges
shall restore the draws to full operation within six months of notification
to take such action from the District
Commander.
(c) Drawbridges above the Old River
junction need not open for the passage
of vessels.

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[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD 12–85–06, 50 FR 31177, Aug. 1,
1985; CGD 88–052, 53 FR 25120, July 1, 1988;
USCG–1999–5832, 64 FR 34712, June 29, 1999]

§ 117.193 San Leandro Bay.
The drawspans of the California Department of Transportation Highway
and Bicycle drawbridges, mile 0.0 and
mile 0.1, between Alameda and Bay
Farm Island, must open on signal; except that, from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 5
p.m. to 9 p.m., the drawspans must

open on signal if at least 12 hours notice is given. Notice must be given to
the drawtender of the Bay Farm Island
drawbridges from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and
to the drawtender of the Park Street
Drawbridge at Alameda at all other
times. The drawspans need not be
opened for the passage of vessels from
9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
[USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70309, Dec. 4, 2006]

§ 117.195 Snodgrass Slough.
The draw of the Sacramento County
bridge, mile 4.4 at Walnut Grove, shall
open on signal if at least 72 hours notice is given to Sacramento County
Transportation Operations and Maintenance office at Sacramento.
[CGD11–93–02, 59 FR 13248, Mar. 21, 1994, as
amended by USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70309,
Dec. 4, 2006]

§ 117.197 Sonoma Creek.
The draw of the Northwestern Pacific
railroad bridge, mile 5.4 at Wingo, shall
open on signal if at least 24 hours notice is given.
§ 117.199 Steamboat Slough.
The draw of the California Department
of
Transportation
highway
bridge, mile 11.2 at the head of Grand
Island, shall open on signal from May 1
through October 31 from 6 a.m. to 10
p.m. At all other times, the draw shall
open on signal if at least four hours notice is given to the drawtender at the
Rio Vista bridge across the Sacramento River, mile 12.8.
§ 117.201 Sutter Slough.
The draw of the Sacramento County
highway
bridge,
mile
6.4
near
Courtland, need not be opened for the
passage of vessels. However, the draw
shall be returned to operable condition
within six months after notification by
the District Commander to do so.
CONNECTICUT
§ 117.202 Cold Spring Brook.
The draw of the footbridge, mile 0.1
at Saybrook, shall open within 15 minutes of a mariner’s request by telephone. To enable mariners to request
bridge openings, the owner shall maintain and monitor a telephone at the

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§ 117.211

bridge and provide a means for mariners to secure their boats upstream
and downstream of the bridge in order
to use this telephone.
[CGD3 86–33, 52 FR 5536, Feb. 25, 1987]

§ 117.205

Connecticut River.

(a) The owners of the AMTRAK Old
Saybrook-Old Lyme Bridge, mile 3.4
the Route 82 Bridge, mile 16.8, and the
CONRAIL Middletown-Portland Bridge,
mile 32.0, shall provide, and keep in
good
legible
condition,
clearance
gauges with figures not less than
twelve (12) inches which designed, installed and maintained according to
the provisions of § 118.160 of this chapter.
(b) The draws of the AMTRAK Old
Saybrook-Old Lyme Bridge, mile 3.4,
and the CONRAIL Middletown-Portland Bridge, mile 32.0, shall be opened
as soon as practicable for all non-commercial vessels that cannot pass under
the closed draws, but in no case shall
the delay be more than 20 minutes
from the time the opening was requested.
(c) The draw of the Route 82 Bridge,
mile 16.8, at East Haddam, shall open
on signal except that, from 15 May to
31 October, between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.,
the draw need open for recreational
vessels on the hour and half-hour only.
The draw shall open on signal for commercial vessels at all times.
[CGD01–95–009, 63 FR 10140, Mar. 2, 1998]

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§ 117.207

Housatonic River.

(a) The draw of the US 1 Bridge, mile
3.5, at Stratford, shall open on signal;
except that, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., Monday through Friday, and 4 p.m. to 5:45
p.m. daily, the draw need not open for
the passage of vessels. From December
1 through March 31, from 8 p.m. to 4
a.m., the draw shall open on signal if at
least six-hours notice is given by calling the number posted at the bridge.
(b) The draw of the Metro-North
(Devon) bridge, mile 3.9 at Stratford,
shall operate as follows:
(1) The draw shall open on signal; except as follows:
(i) From 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 4
p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Monday through Friday except Federal holidays or an

emergency, the draw need not be
opened for the passage of vessels.
(ii) From 5:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. and from
5:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. except Saturdays,
Sundays, and Federal holidays, the
draw need not be opened more than
once in any 60 minute period.
(iii) From 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., the draw
shall open on signal if notice is given
to the chief dispatcher of the railroad
before 4 p.m. on the day of the intended
passage.
(2) A delay in opening the draw shall
not exceed 20 minutes for the passage
of approaching trains from the time of
the request.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 43458, Oct. 29, 1984, as
amended by CGD3 85–42, 50 FR 26711, June 28,
1985; CGD01–99–085, 64 FR 60673, Nov. 8, 1999]

§ 117.209 Mianus River.
The draw of the Metro-North bridge,
mile 1.0 at Greenwich, shall operate as
follows:
(a) From 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.—
(1) The draw shall open on signal immediately for the passage of commercial vessels and as soon as practicable
but no later than 20 minutes after the
signal to open for the passage of all
other vessels.
(2) When a train scheduled to cross
the bridge without stopping has passed
the Greenwich or Riverside stations
and is in motion toward the bridge, the
draw shall open as soon as the train
has crossed the bridge.
(b) The draw shall open on signal
from April 1 through October 31, from 9
p.m. to 5 a.m., after at least a fourhour advance notice is given and from
November 1 through March 30, from 9
p.m. to 5 a.m., after at least a twentyfour-hour advance notice is given by
calling the number posted at the
bridge.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 43458, Oct. 29, 1984, as
amended by GCD01–00–228, 69 FR 32447, June
10, 2004; CGD01–00–228, 70 FR 75939, Dec. 22,
2005]

§ 117.211 Mystic River.
(a) The draw of the Amtrak railroad
bridge, mile 2.4 at Mystic, shall operate
as follows:
(1) From April 1 to October 31, the
draw shall open on signal.
(2) From November 1 to March 31, the
draw shall open on signal from 5 a.m.

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33 CFR Ch. I (7–1–10 Edition)

to 9 p.m. From 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., the
draw shall open on signal if at least
eight hours notice is given.
(3) Commercial vessels shall be
passed immediately at any time; however, the opening may be delayed up to
eight minutes to allow trains, which
have entered the drawbridge block and
are scheduled to cross the bridge without stopping, to clear the block.
(4) All other vessels shall be passed as
soon as practicable but no later than 20
minutes after the signal to open is
given.
(b) The draw of the U.S. 1 Bridge,
mile 2.8, at Mystic, shall open on signal
except:
(1) From May 1 through October 31,
from 7:40 a.m. to 6:40 p.m., the draw
need only open hourly at twenty minutes before the hour.
(2) From November 1 through April
30, from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m., the draw shall
open on signal if at least six-hours notice is given by calling the number
posted at the bridge.

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[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 43458, Oct. 29, 1984, as
amended by CGD3 84–31, 50 FR 26710, June 28,
1985; CGD01–99–079, 64 FR 60675, Nov. 8, 1999;
CGD01–03–115, 69 FR 31008, June 2, 2004]

§ 117.213 New
Haven
Harbor,
Quinnipiac and Mill Rivers.
The draws of the Tomlinson bridge,
mile 0.0, the Ferry Street bridge, mile
0.7, and the Grand Avenue bridge, mile
1.3, across Quinnipiac River, and the
Chapel Street bridge, mile 0.4 across
Mill River, shall operate as follows:
(a) The draws shall open on signal;
except as follows:
(1) From 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., noon
to 12:15 p.m., 12:45 p.m. to 1 p.m., and
4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., the draws need
not be opened.
(2) From 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. from October 1 through April 30, the draw of the
Ferry Street bridge, Quinnipiac River,
shall open on signal, unless the
drawtender is at the Grand Avenue or
Chapel Street bridges. In this event, a
delay of up to one hour may be expected.
(3) From 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., the draw of
the Grand Avenue bridge, Quinnipiac
River, shall open on signal if at least
one hour notice is given to the
drawtender at the Ferry Street bridge.
In the event that the drawtender is at

the Chapel Street bridge, a delay of up
to an additional hour may be expected.
(4) From 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., the draw of
the Chapel Street bridge, Mill River,
shall open on signal if at least one hour
notice is given to the drawtender at
Ferry Street bridge. In the event that
the drawtender is at the Grand Avenue
bridge, a delay of up to an additional
hour may be expected.
(b) Public vessels of the United
States, state or local vessels used for
public safety, commercial vessels and
vessels in distress, shall notify the operator of the Tomlinson and the Ferry
Street bridges and shall be passed
through each of the bridges listed in
this section as soon as possible at anytime.
(c) The sound signals for requesting
the opening of each bridge are as follows:
(1) The Tomlinson bridge, two short
blasts of a whistle or horn.
(2) The Ferry Street bridge, one short
blast of a whistle or horn.
(3) The Grand Avenue bridge, one
prolonged blast of a whistle or horn.
(4) The Chapel Street bridge, three
short blasts of a whistle or horn.
(d) The drawtender shall acknowledge sound signals in the following
manner:
(1) When the draw can be opened immediately, the same signal as the requesting signal.
(2) When the draw cannot be opened
immediately, or is open and must
close, the drawtender shall sound four
short blasts of a whistle or horn, to be
repeated until acknowledged by the
vessel by the same signal.
(3) When the draw can be reopened,
the drawtender shall sound the opening
signal and open the draw if any vessels
are waiting to pass.
(e) The following visual signal may
be used in addition to sound signals for
requesting the opening of each bridge
when sound signals may not be heard.
A white flag by day or a white light by
night shall be swung in full circle at
arm’s length in full sight of the bridge
and facing the draw.
(f) The drawtender shall acknowledge
visual signals in the following manner:
(1) When the draw can be opened immediately, a white flag by day or a
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down vertically a number of times in
full sight of the vessel.
(2) When the draw cannot be opened
immediately, or is open and must
close, a red flag by day or a red light
by night, swung back and forth horizontally in full sight of the vessel, to
be repeated until acknowledged by the
vessel by the same signal.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 43459, Oct. 29, 1984, as
amended by CGD3 85–42, 50 FR 26711, June 28,
1985]

§ 117.215 Niantic River.
(a) The draw of the Amtrak bridge,
mile 0.0 at Niantic, shall open on signal; except that, from April 1 through
October 31 from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. and
from November 1 through March 31
from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., the draw shall
open on signal if at least one hour notice is given. When a train scheduled to
cross the bridge without stopping has
entered the drawbridge block, a delay
in opening the draw may occur until
the train has cleared the block.
(b) The draw of the S156 Bridge, mile
0.1, at Niantic, shall open on signal; except that, from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., and 4
p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday,
except holidays, the draw shall open
only for the passage of commercial vessels. From December 1 through March
31, from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m., the draw shall
open on signal if at least six hours notice is given by calling the number
posted at the bridge.

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[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984; 49 FR
37381, Sept. 24, 1984; CGD01–99–087, 64 FR
61519, Nov. 12, 1999]

§ 117.217 Norwalk River.
(a) The draw of the Washington
Street S136 Bridge, mile 0.0, at Norwalk, shall operate as follows:
(1) The draw shall open on signal; except that, from 7 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., 11:45
a.m. to 1:15 p.m., and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, except holidays, the draw need not be opened for
the passage of vessels that draw less
than 14 feet of water.
(2) The draw need not open for the
passage of vessel traffic, from 10 a.m.
to 12 p.m., on the first Saturday in December, to facilitate the running of the
annual Norwalk River Fun Run. Should
inclement weather force the postponement of the race the above bridge clo-

sure shall be implemented the next
day, the first Sunday after the first
Saturday in December, from 10 a.m. to
12 p.m.
(3) The bridge opening signal is three
short blasts. Vessels drawing 14 feet of
water or more shall add one prolonged
blast after the three short blasts.
(b) The draw of the Metro-North
‘‘WALK’’ bridge, mile 0.1 at Norwalk,
shall open on signal as follows:
(1) From 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., except that,
from Monday through Friday excluding
holidays, the draw need not be opened
from 7 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6
p.m., unless an emergency exists.
(2) Only once in any 60-minute period
from 5:45 a.m. to 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. to
7:45 p.m.
(3) From 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., if at least
four hours notice is given.
(4) A delay of up to 20 minutes may
be expected if a train is approaching so
closely that it may not be safely
stopped.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD3 85–42, 50 FR 26711, June 28,
1985; CGD01–07–019, 72 FR 51180, Sept. 6, 2007]

§ 117.219

Pequonnock River.

(a) Public vessels of the United
States must be passed through as soon
as possible.
(b) The Stratford Avenue Bridge,
mile 0.1, at Bridgeport, shall open on
signal; except that, from 6:45 a.m. to
7:15 a.m., 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m., 11:45
a.m. to 1:15 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. to 6:10
p.m., the draw need not open for the
passage of vessels. From December 1
through March 31, from 8 p.m. to 4
a.m., the draw shall open on signal if at
least six-hours notice is given by calling the number posted at the bridge.
(c) The draw of the Metro-North
‘‘PECK’’ bridge, mile 0.3 at Bridgeport,
shall open on the signal of three blasts
as follows:
(1) From 5:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. except:
(i) From Monday through Friday, excluding holidays or emergencies, the
draw need not be opened from 6:45 a.m.
to 7:15 a.m., 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m., and
4:30 p.m. to 6:10 p.m.
(ii) From Monday through Friday,
excluding holidays or emergencies, the
draws need not be opened more than
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a.m., 7:15 a.m. to 7:45 a.m., 8:15 a.m. to
9 a.m., and 6:10 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
(2) From 9 p.m. to 5:45 a.m., the draws
shall open on signal if at least eight
hours notice is given.
(3) The draw need not open on signal
if a train is approaching so closely that
it may not be safely stopped; however,
the delay in opening the draw shall not
exceed 7 minutes from time of the request.
(d) The draw of the Congress Street
Bridge, mile 0.4 at Bridgeport, shall
open on signal as follows:
(1) From 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; except that
the draw need not open for the passage
of other than commercial vessels from
11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. and for all vessels
from 4:30 p.m. to 6:10 p.m.
(2) From 9 p.m. to 8 a.m., if at least
eight hours notice is given; except that
the draw need not open for the passage
of vessels from 6:45 a.m. to 7:15 a.m.;
and from 7:45 a.m. to 8 a.m.
(3) The opening signal is two prolonged blasts followed by two short
blasts.
(e) The draw of the East Washington
Street bridge mile 0.6, shall open on
the signal of one prolonged blast followed by two short blasts if at least 24
hours notice is given.
(f) The draw of the Grand Street
bridge mile 0.9 at Bridgeport need not
be opened for the passage of vessels.
However, the draw shall be returned to
operable condition within 12 months
after notification by the District Commander to do so.

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43387, Oct. 25, 1985, as amended by CGD01–99–
086; 64 FR 61522, Nov. 12, 1999; USCG–2001–
10881, 71 FR 70309, Dec. 4, 2006]

§ 117.221 Saugatuck River.
(a) Public vessels of the United
States must be passed through as soon
as possible.
(b) The draw of the Metro-North
‘‘SAGA’’ Bridge, mile 1.1 at Saugatuck
shall operate as follows:
(1) Year-round need not open:
(i) Weekdays from 7 a.m. to 8:10 a.m.
and 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. except on Federal holidays;
(ii) From 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
(2) From October 1–May 31, open on
signal:
(i) Weekdays from 8:10 a.m.–4 p.m.;

(ii) Weekends and Federal holidays 7
a.m.–4 p.m.;
(iii) If at least eight hours notice is
given: daily, from 5 a.m.–7 a.m., 4 p.m.–
5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.–9 p.m., and weekends and Federal holidays from 5:30
p.m.–7 p.m.
(3) From June 1–September 30, open
on signal 5 a.m.–9 p.m., except as provided in paragraph (b)(1)(i) of this section.
(4) A delay in opening the draw not
to exceed 10 minutes may occur when a
train scheduled to cross the bridge
without stopping has entered the drawbridge block.
(c) The draw of the Route 136 Bridge,
mile 1.3 at Saugatuck shall operate as
follows:
(1) Year-round, need not open weekdays, except Federal holidays, from 7
a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7:30
p.m.
(2) From April 15–October 31, open on
signal if at least two hours notice is
given, except as provided in paragraph
(c)(1) of this section.
(3) From November 1–April 14, open
on signal:
(i) From 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. if at least
eight hours notice is given;
(ii) From 3 p.m. to 8:30 a.m., if at
least 24 hours notice is given, except as
provided in paragraph (c)(1) of this section.
[CGD 82–087, 50 FR 13319, Apr. 4, 1985, as
amended by USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70309,
Dec. 4, 2006]

§ 117.223

Shaw Cove.

The draw of the Amtrak bridge, mile
0.0 at New London, shall open on signal
from December 1 through March 31
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through
Friday. From December 1 through
March 31 from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. and on
Saturdays and Sundays, the draw shall
open on signal if at least eight hours
notice is given. From April 1 through
November 30 from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., the
draw shall open on signal; and, from 10
p.m. to 5 a.m., the draw shall open on
signal if at least one hour notice is
given. A delay of up to 10 minutes may
be expected if a train is approaching so
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stopped. When a vessel is in an emergency that may endanger life or property, the draw shall open as soon as
possible.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984; 49 FR
43459, Oct. 29, 1984]

§ 117.224

Thames River.

The draw of the Amtrak bridge, mile
3.0 in New London, shall open—
(a) Immediately on signal for public
vessels of the United States and commercial vessels; except, when a train
scheduled to cross the drawbridge,
without stopping, has passed the Midway, Groton, or New London stations
and is in motion toward the drawbridge, the drawspan must not be
opened for the passage of any vessel
until the train has crossed the drawbridge; and
(b) As soon as practicable for all
other vessels but no later than 20 minutes after the signal to open is given.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 43459, Oct. 29, 1984, as
amended by USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70309,
Dec. 4, 2006]

§ 117.225

Yellow Mill Channel.

The drawspan of the Stratford Avenue Bridge, mile 0.3 at Bridgeport,
must open on signal if at least 24-hours
notice is given. Public vessels of the
United States must pass through as
soon as possible.
[USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70310, Dec. 4, 2006]

DELAWARE
§ 117.231

Brandywine Creek.

The draw of the Conrail bridge, mile
1.1, the Church Street bridge, mile 1.3,
and the Sixteenth Street bridge, mile
1.7, all at Wilmington, need not be
opened for the passage of vessels.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD3 85–42, 50 FR 26712, June 28,
1985]

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§ 117.233

Broad Creek.

(a) The draw of the Conrail Bridge,
mile 8.0 at Laurel, shall open on signal
if at least four hours notice is given.
(b) The draws of the Poplar Street
Bridge, mile 8.2, and the U.S. 13A
Bridge, mile 8.2, all at Laurel, shall

open on signal if at least 48 hours notice is given.
[CGD05–06–044, 71 FR 53325, Sept. 11, 2006]

§ 117.234 Cedar Creek.
The SR 36 Bridge, mile 0.5 in Cedar
Beach, shall open on signal. From April
1 through November 30 from 2 a.m. to 4
a.m.; and from December 1 through
March 31 from 6:30 p.m. to 6 a.m., the
draw shall open on signal if at least
four hours notice is given.
[CGD05–06–044, 71 FR 53325, Sept. 11, 2006]

§ 117.235 Chesapeake and Delaware
Canal.
The draw of the Conrail bridge, mile
7.7, shall open on signal. The following
light signals, located in the center of
the drawspan on both sides of the
bridge, shall be used:
(a) When the draw is to be opened immediately, one fixed amber light.
(b) When the draw is not ready to be
opened, one flashing red light.
§ 117.237 Christina River.
(a) The owners of the bridges on this
waterway:
(1) Shall provide and keep in good
legible condition two board gages
painted white with black figures not
less than six inches high to indicate
the vertical clearance under the closed
draw at all stages of the tide. The
gages shall be so placed on the bridges
that they are plainly visible to the operator of each vessel approaching the
bridge either up or downstream.
(2) Shall open on signal except that
the draw of a railroad bridge need not
be opened when a train is in the bridge
block, approaching the bridge, or within 5 minutes of the passage of a passenger train; but in no event shall the
opening of the draw be delayed more
than 10 minutes.
(b) The draw of the Norfolk Southern
Railroad Bridge, mile 1.4 at Wilmington, shall operate as follows:
(1) The draw shall remain in the open
position for navigation. The draw shall
only be closed for train crossings or
periodic maintenance authorized in accordance with subpart A of this part.
(2) The bridge shall be operated by
the controller at the Harrisburg, PA
Dispatcher’s Office. The controller

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shall monitor vessel traffic with closed
circuit cameras and infrared sensors
covering the swing radius. Operational
information will be provided 24 hours a
day on marine channel 13 and via telephone (717) 541–2140.
(3) The bridge shall not be operated
from the remote location in the following events: Failure or obstruction
of the infrared sensors, closed-circuit
cameras or marine-radio communications, or anytime controller’s visibility
is inhibited. In these situations, a
bridge tender with Norfolk Southern
must be called and on-site within 30
minutes.
(4) Before the bridge closes for any
reason, the remote operator will monitor waterway traffic in the area. The
bridge shall only be closed if the offsite remote operator’s visual inspection shows that the channel is clear
and there are no vessels transiting in
the area. While the bridge is moving,
the operator shall maintain constant
surveillance of the navigation channel.
(5) Before closing the draw, the channel traffic lights would change from
flashing green to flashing red, the horn
will sound five short blasts, and an
audio voice warning stating, ‘‘Attention, Attention. Norfolk Southern
Railroad Bridge over Christina River at
milepost 1.4 will be closing to river
traffic.’’ Five short blasts of the horn
will continue until the bridge is seated
and locked down to vessels. The channel traffic lights will continue to flash
red.
(6) When the rail traffic has cleared,
the horn will sound one prolonged blast
followed by one short blast to indicate
the draw is opening to vessel traffic.
During the opening swing movement,
the channel traffic lights would flash
red until the bridge returns to the fully
open position. In the full open position
to vessels, the bridge channel lights
will flash green followed by an announcement stating, ‘‘Security, security, security. Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge over Christina River at
mile 1.4 is open for river traffic.’’ Vessels shall stay clear of both channels as
to not interfere with infrared detectors, until green lights are displayed on
the swing span.
(c) The draw of the Third Street
Bridge, mile 2.3 and Walnut Street

bridge, mile 2.8, both at Wilmington
shall open on signal. The draw of the
Market Street Bridge, mile 3.0 at Wilmington shall open on signal if at least
eight hours notice in given. From 7
a.m. to 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.,
Monday through Saturday except holidays, the draws of these three bridges
need not be opened for the passage of
vessels. Any vessel which has passed
through one or more of these bridges
immediately prior to a closed period
and which requires passage through the
other bridge or bridges in order to continue to its destination shall be passed
through the draw or draws of the
bridge or bridges without delay. The
draws of these bridges shall open at all
times as soon as possible for passage of
a public vessel of the United States.
(d) The draws of the Norfolk Southern Railroad bridges, at miles 4.1 and
4.2, both at Wilmington, shall open on
signal from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. if at least
24 hours notice is given. From 8 p.m. to
6 a.m., the draws need not be opened
for the passage of vessels.
(e) The draw of the SH141 bridge,
mile 7.5 at Wilmington, shall open on
signal if at least 24 hours notice is
given.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD3 84–06, 49 FR 33448, Aug. 23,
1984, CGD3 85–42, 50 FR 26712, June 28, 1985;
CGD 87–035, 52 FR 33812, Sept. 8, 1987; CGD05–
04–168, 70 FR 4016, Jan. 28, 2005]

§ 117.239

Lewes and Rehoboth Canal.

(a) The draw of the Savannah Road/
SR 18 Bridge, at mile 1.7, in Lewes
shall open on signal if at least four
hours notice is given.
(b) The draw of the SR 14A Bridge, at
mile 6.7, in Rehoboth shall open on signal if at least 24 hours notice is given.
[CGD05–06–089, 72 FR 5619, Feb. 7, 2007]

§ 117.241

Mispillion River.

The draw of the S14 Bridge, at mile
11.0, at Milford shall open on signal if
at least 24 hours notice is given.
[CGD05–06–089, 72 FR 5619, Feb. 7, 2007]

§ 117.243

Nanticoke River.

(a) The draw of the Norfolk Southern
Railway Bridge, mile 39.4 in Seaford,
will operate as follows:

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(1) From March 15 through November
15, the draw will open on signal for all
vessels except that from 11 p.m. to 5
a.m. at least 21⁄2 hours notice will be required.
(2) At all times, from November 16
through March 14, the draw will open
on signal if at least 21⁄2 hours notice is
given.
(3) When notice is required, the
owner operator of the vessel must provide the train dispatcher with an estimated time of passage by calling (717)
215–0379 or (609) 412–4338.
(b) The draw of the SR 13 Bridge,
mile 39.6 in Seaford, shall open on signal, except from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m., from
April 1 through October 31; from November 1 through March 31, Monday to
Friday, and on Saturday and Sunday
from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m., if at least
four hours notice is given.
[CGD05–06–044, 71 FR 53325, Sept. 11, 2006]

§ 117.245 Smyrna River.
The draw of the Delaware highway
bridge, mile 4.0 at Flemings Landing,
shall open on signal if at least 24 hours
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§ 117.253 Anacostia River.
(a) The draw of the Frederick Douglass Memorial (South Capitol Street)
bridge, mile 1.2, shall open on signal if
at least 24 hours notice is given. The
draw is closed to the passage of vessels
on each Presidential Inauguration Day
and may occasionally be closed without advance notice to permit uninterrupted transit of dignitaries across the
bridge.
(b) The CSX Railroad Bridge, mile
3.4.
(1) The draw of the bridge to be operated by the controller at the Benning
Yard office shall open on signal:
(i) At all times for public vessels of
the United States, state and local government vessels, commercial vessels
and any vessels in an emergency involving danger to life or property.
(ii) Between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. and
between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. from May 15
through September 30.
(iii) Between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. from
May 15 through September 30 if notice
is given to the controller at the

Benning Yard office not later than 6
p.m. on the day for which the opening
is requested.
(iv) At all other times, if at least
eight hours notice is given to the controller at the Benning Yard office.
(2) The CSX Railroad Bridge shall not
be operated by the controller at the
Benning Yard office in the event of
failure or obstruction of the motion
sensors, laser scanners, video cameras
or marine-radio communications, In
these situations, a bridge tender must
be called to operate the bridge on-site.
(3) Except as provided in § 117.31(b),
opening of the draw shall not exceed
ten minutes after clearance of rail traffic.
(4) A horn will sound one prolonged
blast followed by one short blast to indicate that the CSX Railroad Bridge is
moving to the full open position for
vessel traffic. During open span movement, the channel traffic lights will
flash red until the bridge is in the full
open position to vessels. In the full
open position to vessels, the bridge
channel traffic lights will flash green.
(5) A horn will sound five short
blasts, the channel traffic lights will
flash red, and an audio voice-warning
device will announce bridge movement
during closing span movement. Five
short blasts of the horn will continue
until the bridge is seated in and locked
down. When the bridge is seated and in
locked down position to vessels, the
channel traffic lights will continue to
flash red.
(6) The owners of the bridge shall
provide and keep in good legible condition two board gauges painted white
with black figures not less than six
inches high to indicate the vertical
clearance under the closed draw at all
stages of the tide. The gauges shall be
placed on the bridge so that they are
plainly visible to the operator of any
vessel approaching the bridge from either upstream or downstream.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984; 49 FR
37381, Sept. 24, 1984, as amended by CGD5–88–
004, 53 FR 9627, Mar. 23, 1988; CGD05–95–081, 61
FR 57586, Nov. 7, 1996; CGD05–04–028, 69 FR
47773, Aug. 6, 2004]

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33 CFR Ch. I (7–1–10 Edition)
Potomac River.

(a) The draw of the Woodrow Wilson
Memorial (I–95) bridge, mile 103.8, between Alexandria, Virginia, and Oxon
Hill, Maryland—
(1) Shall open on signal at any time
only for a vessel in distress, notwithstanding the provisions of § 117.31.
(2) Shall open for the passage of a
commercial vessel at any time except:
(i) From Monday through Friday (except Federal holidays), 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.
(ii) Saturday, Sunday, and Federal
holidays, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
(3) Need not open for the passage of a
commercial vessel under paragraph
(a)(2) of this section unless—
(i) The owner or operator of the vessel provides the bridge tender with an
estimate of the approximate time of
that passage at least 12 hours in advance at (703) 836–2396; and
(ii) the owner or operator of the vessel notifies the bridge tender at least 4
hours in advance of the requested time
for that passage.
(4) Shall open for the passage of a
recreational vessel at any time except:
(i) Monday through Friday (except
Federal holidays), 5 a.m. to 12 midnight;
(ii) Saturday, Sunday, and Federal
holidays, 7 a.m. to 12 midnight, except
as provided in paragraph (a)(4)(iii) of
this section;
(iii)
Notwithstanding
paragraph
(a)(4)(ii) of this section, the bridge may
open beginning at 10 p.m. on Saturday,
Sunday, or a Federal holiday for the
passage of a recreational vessel if the
owner or operator of the vessel notifies
the Bridge Tender of the time of that
passage by not later than 12 hours before that time.
(5) Need not open for the passage of a
recreational vessel under paragraph
(a)(4) of this section unless—
(i) The owner or operator of the vessel provides the bridge tender with an
estimate of the approximate time of
that passage at least 12 hours in advance at (703) 836–2396; and
(ii) the owner or operator of the vessel notifies the bridge tender at least 4
hours in advance of the requested time
for that passage.
(6) A recreational vessel may pass
through the drawspan at any time it is

open for the passage of a commercial
vessel.
(b) The draws of all other bridges
need not be opened for the passage of
vessels.
(c) This section is also issued under
the authority of Pub. L. 102–587, 106
Stat. 5039.
[CGD 90–064, 57 FR 54178, Nov. 17, 1992; as
amended byCGD05–06–083, 71 FR 51480, Aug.
30, 2006; USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70310, Dec. 4,
2006; 72 FR 50876, Sept. 5, 2007; USCG–2008–
1216, 74 FR 31182, June 30, 2009]

FLORIDA
§ 117.258

Apalachicola River.

The draw of the CSX Railroad bridge,
mile 105.9, at River Junction shall open
on signal Monday through Friday from
8 a.m. until 4 p.m. At all other times
the bridge will open on signal if at
least 4 hours notice is given.
[CGD08–03–007, 68 FR 43306, July 22, 2003]

§ 117.261 Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway from St. Marys River to Key
Largo.
(a) General. Public vessels of the
United States and tugs with tows must
be passed through the drawspan of each
drawbridge listed in this section at
anytime.
(b) McCormick Bridge, mile 747.5 at
Jacksonville Beach. The draw shall open
on signal; except that during April,
May, October and November from 7
a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday except Federal
holidays, the draw need open only on
the hour and half hour. During April,
May, October and November from 12
noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and
Federal holidays, the draw need open
only on the hour and half hour.
(c) [Reserved]
(d) Bridge of Lions (SR A1A) bridge,
mile 777.9 at St. Augustine. The draw
shall open on signal; except that, from
7 a.m. to 6 p.m. the draw need open
only on the hour and half-hour; however, the draw need not open at 8 a.m.,
12 noon, and 5 p.m. Monday through
Friday except Federal holidays. From 7
a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays
and Federal holidays the draw need
only open on the hour and half-hour.
(e)–(f) [Reserved]

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(g) Memorial bridge, mile 830.6 at Daytona Beach. The draw shall open on signal; except that, from 7:45 a.m. to 8:45
a.m. and 4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Monday
through Saturday except Federal holidays, the draw need open only at 8:15
a.m. and 5:15 p.m.
(h) Coronado Beach bridge (SR 44), mile
845 at New Smyrna Beach. The Coronado
Beach bridge (SR 44), mile 845, shall
open on signal, except that from 7 a.m.
until 7 p.m., each day of the week, the
draw need only open on the hour, twenty minutes past the hour and forty
minutes past the hour.
(i) [Reserved]
(j) NASA Railroad bridge, mile 876.6
at Kennedy Space Center.
(1) The draw is not constantly tended.
(2) The draw is normally in the fully
open position displaying flashing green
lights to indicate that vessels may
pass.
(3) When a train approaches the
bridge, it stops and the operator initiates a command to lower the bridge.
The lights go to flashing red and the
draw lowers and locks, providing scanning equipment reveals nothing under
the draw. The draw remains down until
a manual raise command is initiated,
or will raise automatically 5 minutes
after the intermediate track circuit is
no longer occupied by a rail car.
(4) After the train has cleared, the
draw opens and the lights return to
flashing green.
(k) State Road 402, Max Brewer bridge,
mile 878.9 at Titusville. The draw shall
open on signal; except that, from 6 a.m.
to 7:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, except federal
holidays, the draw need not open.
(l) John F. Kennedy Space Center
bridge, mile 885 at Addison Point. The
draw shall open on signal; except that,
from 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to
5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except
Federal holidays, the draw need not
open.
(m)–(n) [Reserved]
(o) Jensen Beach (SR 707a) bridge, mile
981.4 at Stuart. The draw shall open on
signal; except that from December 1
through May 1, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, except federal
holidays, the draw need open only on
the hour and half-hour.

(p) [Reserved]
(q) Indiantown Road bridge, mile 1006.2.
The draw shall open on the hour and
half-hour.
(r) Donald Ross bridge, mile 1009.3, at
North Palm Beach. The draw shall open
on the hour and half-hour.
(s) PGA Boulevard bridge, mile 1012.6,
at North Palm Beach. The draw shall
open on the hour and half-hour.
(t) Parker (US–1) bridge, mile 1013.7, at
Riviera Beach. The draw shall open on
the quarter and three-quarter hour.
(u) Flagler Memorial (SR A1A) bridge,
mile 1020.8, at Palm Beach. The draw
shall open on the quarter and threequarter hour.
(v) Royal Park (SR 704) bridge, mile
1022.6, at Palm Beach. The draw shall
open on the hour and half-hour.
(w) Southern Boulevard (SR 700/80)
bridge, mile 1024.7 at Palm Beach. The
draw shall open on the quarter and
three-quarter hour.
(x) Ocean Avenue bridge, mile 1031.0, at
Lantana. The draw shall open on the
hour and half-hour.
(y) Ocean Avenue bridge, mile 1035.0, at
Boynton Beach. The draw shall open on
the hour and half-hour.
(z) [Reserved]
(z–1) Atlantic Avenue (SR 806) bridge,
mile 1039.6, at Delray Beach. The draw
shall open on the quarter and threequarter-hour.
(z–2) Linton Boulevard bridge, mile
1041.1, at Delray Beach. The draw shall
open on the hour and half-hour.
(z–3) Spanish River bridge, mile 1044.9,
at Boca Raton. The draw shall open on
the hour and half-hour.
(aa) Palmetto Park bridge, mile 1047.5,
at Boca Raton. The draw shall open on
the hour and half-hour.
(aa–1) Boca Club, Camino Real bridge,
mile 1048.2, at Boca Raton. The draw
shall open on the hour, twenty minutes
past the hour and forty minutes past
the hour.
(bb) Broward County. (1) Hillsboro
Boulevard bridge (SR 810), mile 1050.0
at Deerfield Beach. The draw shall
open on the hour and half-hour.
(2) NE 14th Street bridge, mile 1055.0
at Pompano. The draw shall open on
the quarter-hour and three-quarter
hour.
(3) Atlantic Boulevard (SR 814)
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draw shall open on the hour and halfhour.
(4) Commercial Boulevard (SR 870)
bridge, mile 1059.0, at Lauderdale-bythe-Sea. The draw shall open on the
hour and half-hour.
(5) Oakland Park Boulevard bridge,
mile 1060.5 at Fort Lauderdale. The
draw shall open on the quarter-hour
and three-quarter hour.
(6) East Sunrise Boulevard (SR 838)
bridge, mile 1062.6, at Fort Lauderdale.
The draw shall open on the hour and
half-hour. On the first weekend in May,
the draw need not open from 4 p.m. to
6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and, on
the first Saturday in May, the draw
need not open from 9:45 p.m. to 10:45
p.m.
(7) East Las Olas bridge, mile 1064 at
Fort Lauderdale. The draw shall open
on the quarter-hour and three-quarter
hour. On the first weekend in May, the
draw need not open from 4 p.m. to 6
p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and, on
the first Saturday in May, the draw
need not open from 9:45 p.m. to 10:45
p.m.
(8) SE 17th Street (Brooks Memorial)
bridge, mile 1065.9 at Fort Lauderdale.
The draw shall open on the hour and
half-hour.
(9) Dania Beach Boulevard bridge,
mile 1069.4 at Dania Beach. The draw
shall open on the hour and half-hour.
(10) Sheridan Street bridge, mile
1070.5, at Fort Lauderdale. The draw
shall open on the quarter-hour and
three-quarter hour.
(11) Hollywood Beach Boulevard (SR
820) bridge, mile 1072.2 at Hollywood.
The draw shall open on the hour and
half-hour.
(12) Hallandale Beach Boulevard (SR
824) bridge, mile 1074.0 at Hallandale.
The draw shall open on the quarterhour and three-quarter hour.
(cc)–(kk) [Reserved]
(ll) N.E. 163rd Street (SR826) bridge,
mile 1078.0 at Sunny Isles. The draw
shall open on signal; except that, from
7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday through
Friday except Federal holidays, and
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays,
Sundays, and Federal holidays, the
draw need open only on the quarterhour and three-quarter hour.
(mm) Broad Causeway bridge, mile
1081.4 at Bay Harbor Islands. The draw

shall open on signal; except that, from
8 a.m. to 6 p.m., the draw need open
only on the quarter-hour and threequarter hour.
(nn) The Venetian Causeway Bridge
(West), mile 1088.6, shall open on signal, except that from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, the bridge need only
open on the hour and half-hour.
(oo) through (pp) [Reserved]
(qq) Jewfish Creek, mile 1134, Key
Largo. The draw shall open on signal;
except that from 10 a.m. to sunset,
Thursday through Sunday and federal
holidays, the draw need open only on
the hour and half hour.
(rr)–(ss) [Reserved]
[CGD7–84–29, 50 FR 51248, Dec. 16, 1985]
EDITORIAL NOTE: For FEDERAL REGISTER citations to § 117.261, see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the Finding
Aids section of the printed volume and on
GPO Access.

§ 117.263

Banana River.

(a) The draw of the Mathers (SR A–1–
A) Bridge, mile 0.5 at Indian Harbor
Beach, shall open on signal; except
that, from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday
through Friday except Federal holidays, the draw shall open on signal if
at least two hours notice is given.
(b) The draw of the NASA Causeway
bridge, mile 27.6 at Cape Canaveral,
shall open on signal if at least four
hours notice is given to the NASA Security Office by telephone or in person.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 26721, June 29, 1984]

§ 117.267

Big Carlos Pass.

The draw of the SR865 bridge, mile
0.0 between Estero Island and Black Island, shall open on signal; except that,
the draw need not be opened from 7
p.m. to 8 a.m.
§ 117.268

Billy’s Creek.

The draw of the State Road 80 bridge
at Fort Myers need not be opened for
the passage of vessels; however, the
draw shall be restored to operable condition within 6 months after notification by the District Commander to do
so.
[CGD 07–98–009, 63 FR 67402, Dec. 7, 1998]

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§ 117.287

Biscayne Bay.

The Venetian Causeway Bridge (East)
shall open on signal, except that from
7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, the
bridge need only open on the hour and
half-hour.
[CGD07–06–050, 72 FR 18886, Apr. 16, 2007]

§ 117.271

Blackwater River.

The draw of the CSX Transportation
Railroad bridge, mile 2.8 at Milton,
shall open on signal; except that, from
8 p.m. to 4 a.m., the draw shall open on
signal if at least eight hours notice is
given.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD8–86–06, 51 FR 29101, Aug. 14,
1986; USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70310, Dec. 4,
2006]

§ 117.272

Boot Key Harbor.

The draw of the Boot Key Harbor
drawbridge, mile 0.13, between Marathon and Boot Key, will open as necessary on the hour between the hours
of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. At all other times,
the bridge will open following a one
hour notification to the bridge tender
by calling the posted cell phone number. The draw shall open on demand
and as soon as practicable for the passage of tugs with tows, public vessels of
the United States and vessels whereby
a delay would endanger life or property.
[CGD07–05–063, 71 FR 14806, Mar. 24, 2006]

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§ 117.273

Canaveral Barge Canal.

(a) The drawspan of the Christa
McAuliffe Drawbridge, SR 3, mile 1.0,
across the Canaveral Barge Canal need
only open daily for vessel traffic on the
hour and half-hour from 6 a.m. to 10
p.m.; except that from 6:15 a.m. to 8:15
a.m. and from 3:10 p.m. to 5:59 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, the drawspan need not
open. From 10:01 p.m. to 5:59 a.m., everyday, the drawspan must open on signal if at least 3 hours notice is given to
the drawtender. The drawspan must
open as soon as possible for the passage
of public vessels of the United States
and tugs with tows.
(b) The drawspan of the SR401 Drawbridge, mile 5.5 at Port Canaveral,

must open on signal; except that, from
6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 5:15
p.m. Monday through Friday except
Federal holidays, the drawspan need
not be opened for the passage of vessels. From 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., the
drawspan must open on signal if at
least three hours notice is given. The
drawspan must open as soon as possible
for the passage of pubic vessels of the
United States and tugs with tows.
[USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70310, Dec. 4, 2006]

§ 117.279 Coffeepot Bayou.
The draw of the Snell Isle Boulevard
bridge, mile 0.4 at St. Petersburg, need
not be opened for the passage of vessels.
§ 117.283 Dunns Creek.
The draw of the US17 bridge, mile 0.9
near Satsuma, shall open on signal if
at least three hours notice is given.
§ 117.285 Grand Canal.
(a) The draw of the Lansing Island
bridge, mile 0.7, shall open on signal,
except that during the evening hours
from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. from Sunday
evening until Friday morning, except
on evenings preceeding a Federal holiday, the draw shall open on signal if at
least 2 hours notice is given.
(b) The draw of the Tortoise Island
bridge, mile 2.6, shall open on signal;
except that from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. from
Sunday evening through Friday morning, the draw shall open on signal if at
least 2 hours advance notice is given.
From 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Friday and
Saturday and on evenings immediately
preceding Federal holidays, the draw
shall open on signal if at least 30 minutes advance notice is given.
[CGD7–92–113, 58 FR 31474, June 3, 1993, as
amended by CGD07–98–048, 64 FR 30391, June
8, 1999]

§ 117.287 Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.
(a) Public vessels of the United
States and tugs with tows must be
passed through the drawspan of each
drawbridge listed in this section at
anytime.
(a–1) The draw of the Boca Grande
Swingbridge, mile 34.3, shall open on
signal; except that, from 7 a.m. to 6
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Federal holidays, the draw need open
only on the hour and half hour. On Saturday, Sunday and Federal holidays,
from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., the draw need
open only on the hour, quarter hour,
half hour and three quarter hour.
(a–2) The draw of the Venice Avenue
bridge, mile 56.6 at Venice, shall open
on signal, except that from 7 a.m. to
4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday except Federal holidays, the draw need
open only at 10 minutes after the hour,
30 minutes after the hour and 50 minutes after the hour and except between
4:35 p.m. and 5:35 p.m. when the draw
need not open.
(b) The draw of the Hatchett Creek
(US–41) bridge, mile 56.9 at Venice,
shall open on signal, except that, from
7 a.m. to 4:20 p.m., Monday through
Friday except Federal holidays, the
draw need open only on the hour, 20
minutes after the hour, and 40 minutes
after the hour and except between 4:25
p.m. and 5:25 p.m. when the draw need
not open. On Saturdays, Sundays, and
Federal holidays from 7:30 a.m. to 6
p.m. the draw need open only on the
hour, quarter-hour, half-hour, and
three quarter-hour.
(b–1) Stickney Point (SR 72) bridge,
mile 68.6, at Sarasota. The draw shall
open on signal, except that the draw
need open only on the hour, twenty
minutes past the hour, and forty minutes past the hour, from 6 a.m. to 10
p.m., Monday through Friday, except
Federal holidays.
(c) The draw of the Siesta Drive
Bridge, mile 71.6 at Sarasota, Florida
shall open on signal, except that from
7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, the draw
need open only on the hour, twenty
minutes past the hour and forty minutes past the hour. On weekends and
Federal holidays, from 11 a.m. to 6
p.m., the draw need open only on the
hour, twenty minutes past the hour
and forty minutes past the hour.
(d)(1) Cortez (SR 684) Bridge, mile
87.4. The draw shall open on signal, except that from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., the
draw need only open on the hour, 20
minutes after the hour, and 40 minutes
after the hour. From January 15 to
May 15, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., the draw
need only open on the hour and half
hour.

(2) Anna Maria (SR 64) (Manatee Avenue West) Bridge, mile 89.2. The draw
shall open on signal, except that from
6 a.m. to 7 p.m., the draw need only
open on the hour, 20 minutes after the
hour, and 40 minutes after the hour.
From January 15 to May 15, from 6 a.m.
to 7 p.m., the draw need only open on
the hour and half hour.
(3) [Reserved]
(4) Pinellas Bayway Structure ‘‘E’’
(SR 679) bridge, mile 113.0 at St. Petersburg Beach. The draw shall open on
signal, except that from 9 a.m. to 7
p.m. the draw need open only on the
hour and 30 minutes past the hour.
(e) The draw of the Pinellas Bayway,
Structure ‘‘C’’ bridge, mile 114, at St.
Petersburg Beach shall open on signal;
except that from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., the
draw need open only on the hour, twenty minutes past the hour, and forty
minutes past the hour.
(f) The draw of the Corey Causeway
(SR693) bridge, mile 117.7 at South
Pasadena, shall open on signal; except
that, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday
through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal holidays, the draw need be opened only on
the hour, 20 minutes after the hour,
and 40 minutes after the hour.
(g) The draw of the Treasure Island
Causeway bridge, mile 119.0, shall open
on signal, except that from 7 a.m. to 7
p.m. the draw need open only on the
hour, quarter hour, half hour and three
quarter hour. From 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
the draw shall open on signal if at least
10 minutes advance notice is given.
(h) The draw of the Welch Causeway
(SR699) bridge, mile 122.8 at Madiera
Beach, shall open on signal; except
that, from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal holidays,
the draw need be opened only on the
hour, 20 minutes after the hour, and 40
minutes after the hour.
(i) The draw of the Belleair Beach
Drawbridge, mile 131.8, Clearwater, FL
shall open on signal, except that from
7 a.m. to 7 p.m., the bridge shall open
on the hour and half-hour.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984]
EDITORIAL NOTE: For FEDERAL REGISTER citations to § 117.287, see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the Finding
Aids section of the printed volume and on
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§ 117.301

§ 117.289 Hillsboro Inlet.
The drawspans of the SR A–1–A
Drawbridge, mile 0.3 at Hillsboro
Beach, must open on signal; except
that, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., the
drawspans need be opened only on the
hour, quarter hour, half hour, and
three quarter hour. Public vessels of
the United States and tugs with tows
must be passed at anytime.
[USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70310, Dec. 4, 2006]

§ 117.291 Hillsborough River.
(a) The drawspans for the drawbridges at Platt Street, mile 0.0,
Brorein Street, mile 0.16, Kennedy Boulevard, mile 0.4, Cass Street, mile 0.7,
Laurel Street, mile 1.0, West Columbus
Drive, mile 2.3, and West Hillsborough
Avenue, mile 4.8, must open on signal if
at least two hours notice is given; except that, the drawspan must open on
signal as soon as possible for public
vessels of the United States.
(b) The draw of the CSX Railroad
Bridge across the Hillsborough River,
mile 0.7, at Tampa, operates as follows:
(1) The bridge is not tended.
(2) The draw is normally in the fully
open position, displaying green lights
to indicate that vessels may pass.
(3) As a train approaches, provided
the marine traffic detection laser scanners do not detect a vessel under the
draw, the lights change to flashing red
and a horn continuously sounds while
the draw closes. The draw remains
closed until the train passes.
(4) After the train clears the bridge,
the lights continue to flash red and the
horn again continuously sounds while
the draw opens, until the draw is fully
open and the lights return to green.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984; 49 FR
37381, Sept. 24, 1984, as amended by CGD7–92–
56, 58 FR 15420, Mar. 23, 1993; CGD07–04–148, 70
FR 43766, July 29, 2005; USCG–2001–10881, 71
FR 70310, Dec. 4, 2006]

§ 117.295 Kissimmee River.
The draw of the DSX Railroad bridge,
mile 37.0, near Fort Basinger, shall
open if at least 96 hours notice is given.

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[CGD07–93–091, 59 FR 21932, Apr. 28, 1994]

§ 117.297 Little Manatee River.
The draw of the Seaboard System
Railroad bridge, mile 2.4 at Ruskin,

shall open on signal if at least three
hours notice is given.
§ 117.299 Loxahatchee River.
The draw of the Florida East Coast
Railway bridge across the Loxahatchee
River, mile 1.2 at Jupiter, operates as
follows:
(a) The bridge is not constantly tended.
(b) The draw is normally in the fully
open position, displaying flashing
green lights to indicate that vessels
may pass.
(c) When a train approaches, the
lights go to flashing red and a horn
starts four blasts, pauses, and then
continues four blasts. After an eight
minute delay, the draw lowers and
locks, providing the scanning equipment reveals nothing under the draw.
The draw remains down for a period of
eight minutes or while the approach
track circuit is occupied.
(d) After the train has cleared, the
draw opens and the lights return to
flashing green.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984; 49 FR
37381, Sept. 24, 1984; Redesignated by CGD07–
04–015, 69 FR 42874, July 19, 2004]

§ 117.300 Manatee River.
The draw of the CSX Railroad Bridge
across the Manatee River, mile 4.5 Bradenton, operates as follows:
(a) The bridge is not tended.
(b) The draw is normally in the fully
open position, displaying green lights
to indicate that vessels may pass.
(c) As a train approaches, provided
the scanners do not detect a vessel
under the draw, the lights change to
flashing red and a horn continuously
sounds while the draw closes. The draw
remains closed until the train passes.
(d) After the train clears the bridge,
the lights continue to flash red and the
horn again continuously sounds while
the draw opens, until the draw is fully
open and the lights return to green.
[CGD07–04–015, 69 FR 42874, July 19, 2004]

§ 117.301 Massalina Bayou.
The draw of the Tarpon Dock bascule
span bridge, Massalina Bayou, mile 0.0
at Panama City, shall open on signal;
except that from 9 p.m. until 11 p.m. on
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33 CFR Ch. I (7–1–10 Edition)

open for the passage of vessels. The
draw will open at any time for a vessel
in distress.
[66 FR 36467, July 12, 2001]

§ 117.303

Matlacha Pass.

The draw of the SR78 bridge, mile 6.0
at Fort Myers, shall open on signal
from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 3 p.m.
to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. On
Sundays the draw shall open on signal
from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 3 p.m.
to 7 p.m. At all other times, the draw
need not be opened for the passage of
vessels.
[CGD7–92–74, 57 FR 58711, Dec. 11, 1992]

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§ 117.305

Miami River.

(a) General. Public vessels of the
United States, tugs, tugs with tows,
and vessels in a situation where a delay
would endanger life or property shall,
upon proper signal, be passed through
the draw of each bridge listed in this
section at any time.
(b) The draws of the S.W. First Street
Bridge, mile 0.9, up to and including
the N.W. 27th Avenue Bridge, mile 3.7
at Miami, shall open on signal; except
that, from 7:35 a.m. to 8:59 a.m. and 4:45
p.m. to 5:59 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, the draws
need not open for the passage of vessels.
(c) The draws of the Miami Avenue
Bridge, mile 0.3, and the S.W. Second
Avenue Bridge, mile 0.5, at Miami,
shall open on signal; except that, from
7:35 a.m. to 8:59 a.m., 12:05 p.m. to 12:59
p.m. and 4:35 p.m. to 5:59 p.m., Monday
through Friday, except Federal holidays, the draws need not open for the
passage of vessels.
(d) The draw of the Brickell Avenue
Bridge, mile 0.1, at Miami, shall open
on signal; except that, from 7 a.m. to 7
p.m., Monday through Friday except
Federal holidays, the draw need open
only on the hour and half-hour. From
7:35 a.m. to 8:59 a.m., 12:05 p.m. to 12:59
p.m. and 4:35 p.m. to 5:59 p.m., Monday
through Friday except Federal holidays, the draw need not open for the
passage of vessels.
[CGD07–03–118, 69 FR 7688, Feb. 19, 2004]

§ 117.307 Miami River, North Fork.
The draw of the FDOT Railroad
Bridge, mile 5.3 at Miami, shall open on
signal if at least 48-hour notice is given
to CSX System Operating Headquarters (800) 232–0144.
[CGD07–03–088, 69 FR 9549, Mar. 1, 2004]

§ 117.309 Nassau Sound.
The draw of the Fernandina Port Authority (SR A–1–A) bridge, mile 0.4 between Amelia Island and Talbot Island,
shall open on signal from 6 a.m. to 6
p.m. if at least six hours notice is
given. The draw need not be opened
from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.
§ 117.311 New Pass.
The drawspan for the State Road 789
Drawbridge, mile 0.05, at Sarasota,
need only open on the hour, twenty
minutes past the hour, and forty minutes past the hour from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
From 6 p.m. to 7 a.m., the drawspan
must open on signal if at least 3 hours
notice is given to the drawtender. Public vessels of the United States and
tugs with tows must be passed at anytime.
[USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70310, Dec. 4, 2006]

§ 117.313 New River.
(a) The draw of the SE. Third Avenue
bridge, mile 1.4 at Fort Lauderdale
shall open on signal; except that, from
7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6
p.m., Monday through Friday, except
Federal holidays, the draw need not
open. Public vessels of the United
States, tugs with tows, and vessels in
distress shall be passed at any time.
(b) The draw of the Andrews Avenue
bridge, mile 2.3 at Fort Lauderdale,
shall open on signal; except that, from
7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6
p.m., Monday through Friday, except
Federal holidays, the draw need not
open. The draw need not open for inbound vessels when the draw of the
Florida East Coast Railroad bridge,
mile 2.5 at Fort Lauderdale is in the
closed position for the passage of a
train. Public vessels of the United
States, tugs with tows, and vessels in
distress shall be passed at any time.
(c) The draw of the Marshal (Seventh
Avenue) bridge, mile 2.7 at Fort Lauderdale shall open on signal; except

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that, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4:30
p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday,
except Federal holidays, the draw need
not open. Public vessels of the United
States, tugs with tows, and vessels in
distress shall be passed at any time.
[CGD07–06–019, 71 FR 65413, Nov. 8, 2006, as
amended by USCG–2001–10881, 72 FR 7351,
Feb. 15, 2007]

§ 117.315

New River, South Fork.

(a) The draw of the Davie Boulevard
(SW. Twelfth Street) bridge, mile 0.9 at
Fort Lauderdale shall open on signal;
except that, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
and 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through
Friday, except Federal holidays, the
draw need not open. Public vessels of
the United States, tugs with tows, and
vessels in distress shall be passed at
any time.
(b) The drawspan for the SR84 Drawbridge, mile 4.4 at Fort Lauderdale,
must open on signal if at least 24 hours
notice is given. Public vessels of the
United States and tugs with tows must
be passed through the draw as soon as
possible.
[USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70310, Dec. 4, 2006; 72
FR 7351, Feb. 15, 2007]

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§ 117.317

Okeechobee Waterway.

(a) Exempt vessels. This term means
public vessels of the United States and
tugs with tows.
(b) Evans Crary (SR A1A) bridge, mile
3.4 at Stuart. The draw shall open on
signal; except that from December 1
through May 1, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, except federal
holidays, the draw need open only on
the hour and half-hour. On Saturdays,
Sundays, and federal holidays, December 1 through May 1, from 8 a.m. to 6
p.m., the draw need open only on the
hour, 20 minutes after the hour, and 40
minutes after the hour. Exempt vessels
shall be passed at any time.
(c) Florida East Coast Railroad bridge,
mile 7.4 at Stuart. The draw shall operate as follows:
(1) The bridge is not constantly tended.
(2) The draw is normally in the fully
open position, displaying flashing
green lights to indicate that vessels
may pass.

(3) When a train approaches the
bridge, the navigation lights go to
flashing red and a horn sounds four
blasts, pauses, and then repeats four
blasts. After an eight minute delay, the
draw lowers and locks, providing the
scanning equipment reveals nothing
under the draw. The draw remains
down for a period of eight minutes or
while the approach track circuit is occupied.
(4) After the train has cleared, the
draw opens and the lights return to
flashing green.
(d) Roosevelt (US1) bridge, mile 7.4 at
Stuart. The draw shall open on signal;
except Monday through Friday, except
Federal holidays, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
the draw need open only on the hour
and half hour. However, the draw need
not open between 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m.
and 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. except at 8:15
a.m. and 4:45 p.m. On Saturdays, Sundays, and federal holidays from 8 a.m.
to 6 p.m. the draw need open only on
the hour, 20 minutes after the hour,
and 40 minutes after the hour. When
the adjacent railway bridge is in the
closed position at the time of a scheduled opening the draw need not open,
but it must then open immediately
upon opening of the railroad bridge to
pass all accumulated vessels. Exempt
vessels shall be passed at any time.
(e) Seaboard System Railroad bridge,
mile 28.2 at Indiantown. The draw shall
open on signal; except that, from 10
p.m. to 6 a.m. the draw shall open on
signal if at least three hours notice is
given.
(f) Florida East Coast Railroad
bridge, mile 38.0, at Port Mayaca.
(1) The bridge is not constantly tended.
(2) The draw is normally in the fully
open position displaying flashing green
lights to indicate that vessels may
pass.
(3) When a train approaches the
bridge it will stop and a crewmember
will observe the waterway for approaching vessels, which will be allowed to pass. Upon manual signal, the
bridge lights will go to flashing red,
and the horn will sound four blasts,
pause, then repeat four blasts, then the
draw will lower and lock, providing
scanning equipment reveals nothing
under the span.

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(4) After the train has cleared, the
draw will open, and the lights will return to flashing green.
(g) Belle Glade Dike (SR 71) bridge, mile
60.7 between Torry Island and Lake
Shore. The draw shall open on signal
from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through
Thursday, and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday through Sunday. At all other
times, the draw need not be opened for
the passage of vessels.
(h) Seaboard System Railroad bridge,
mile 78.3 at Moore Haven. The draw shall
open on signal; except that, from 10
p.m. to 6 a.m. the draw need not be
opened for the passage of vessels.
(i) Highway bridges at Moore Haven
(mile 78.4) La Belle (mile 103.0), Denaud
(mile 108.2), Alva (mile 116.0), and Olga
(mile 126.3). The draws shall open on
signal; except that, from 10 p.m. to 6
a.m. the draws shall open on signal if
at least three hours notice is given.
(j) Sanibel Causeway bridge, mile 151
at Punta Rassa. The draw shall open on
signal, except that from 7 a.m. until 6
p.m. Monday through Friday, except
Federal holidays, the draw need only
open on the hour and half hour. On Saturday, Sunday, and Federal holidays
the draw shall open on signal, except
that from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m., the draw
need only open on the hour, quarter
hour, half hour and three-quarter hour.
From 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. daily, the
draw shall open on signal if at least
five minutes advance notice is given to
the bridge tender.
(k) Caloosahatchee River Bridge (SR
29), Mile 103, Labelle, Florida. The
Caloosahatchee River bridge (SR 29),
mile 103, shall open on signal, except
that from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 4
p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday,
except Federal holidays, the bridge
need not open. Exempt vessels shall be
passed at any time.
[CGD7 85–50, 51 FR 12319, Apr. 10, 1986]

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EDITORIAL NOTE: For FEDERAL REGISTER citations affecting § 117.317, see the List of CFR
Sections Affected, which appears in the
Finding Aids section of the printed volume
and on GPO Access.

§ 117.319 Oklawaha River.
(a) The draw of the Sharpes Ferry
(SR 40) bridge, mile 55.1 shall open on
signal if at least three hours notice is
given.

(b) The draw of the Moss Bluff (SR
464) bridge, mile 66.0, need not open for
the passage of vessels.
(c) The draw of the Muclan Farms
bridge, mile 63.9, need not open for the
passage of vessels.
[CGD7–85–15, 50 FR 29672, July 22, 1985, as
amended by CGD7–87–49, 52 FR 42649, Nov. 6,
1987; CGD07–02–008, 67 FR 50351, Aug. 2, 2002]

§ 117.323 Outer Clam Bay
The drawspan of the Outer Clam Bay
Boardwalk Drawbridge shall open on
signal if at least 30 minutes advance
notice is given.
[CGD07–06–237, 72 FR 11777, Mar. 14, 2007]

§ 117.324 Rice Creek.
The CSX Railroad Swingbridge, mile
0.8, in Putnam County, shall open on
signal from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily.
From 4:01 p.m. to 7:59 a.m., daily, the
bridge shall open with a 24-hour advance notice to CSX at 1–800–232–0142.
[CGD07–03–094, 69 FR 1919, Jan. 13, 2004]

§ 117.325 St. Johns River.
(a) The drawspan for the Main Street
(US17) drawbridge, mile 24.7, at Jacksonville, must open on signal except
that, from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and from
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through
Saturday except Federal holidays, the
drawspan need not be opened for the
passage of vessels.
(b) The draw of the Florida East
Coast automated railroad bridge, mile
24.9, shall operate as follows:
(1) The bridge shall be constantly
tended and have a mechanical override
capability for the automated operation. A radiotelephone shall be maintained at the bridge for the safety of
navigation.
(2) The draw is normally in the fully
open position, displaying flashing
green lights to indicate that vessels
may pass.
(3) When a train approaches, large
signs on both the upstream and downstream sides of the bridge flash ‘‘Bridge
Coming Down,’’ the lights go to flashing red, and siren signals sound. After
an eight minute delay, the draw lowers
and locks if there are no vessels under
the draw. The draw remains down for a
period of eight minutes or while the approach track circuit is occupied.

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(4) After the train has cleared, the
draw opens and the lights return to
flashing green.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD7–90–76, 55 FR 47753, Nov. 15,
1990; CGD07–96–069, 62 FR 15843, Apr. 3, 1997;
CGD07–05–009, 70 FR 18991, Apr. 12, 2005;
USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70310, Dec. 4, 2006]

§ 117.327 St. Marks River.
The draw of the U.S. 98–SR30 bridge,
mile 9.0 at Newport, need not be opened
for the passage of vessels.
[CGD8–88–13, 54 FR 13064, Mar. 30, 1989]

§ 117.329 St. Marys River.
The draws of US17 bridge, mile 23.0,
and the Seaboard System Railroad
bridge, mile 23.1, both at Kingsland,
shall open on signal if at least 48 hours
notice is given.
§ 117.331 Snake Creek.
The draw of the Snake Creek bridge,
at Islamorada, Florida, shall open on
signal, except that from 8 a.m. to 4
p.m., the draw need open only on the
hour and half-hour.
[66 FR 57385, Nov. 15, 2001]

§ 117.333 Suwannee River.
The draw of Suwannee River bridge,
mile 35 at Old Town need not be opened
for the passage of vessels, however, the
draw shall be restored to operable condition within 6 months after notification by the District Commander to do
so.
[CGD07–98–054, 64 FR 55419, Oct. 13, 1999]

§ 117.335 Taylor Creek.
The draw of US441 bridge, mile 0.3 at
Okeechobee, shall open on signal if at
least two hours notice is given.

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[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984; 49 FR
37381, Sept. 24, 1984]

§ 117.337 Trout River.
The draw of the CSX Railroad Bridge
across the Trout River, mile 0.9 at
Jacksonville, operates as follows:
(a) The bridge is not tended.
(b) The draw is normally in the fully
open position, displaying green lights
to indicate that vessels may pass.
(c) As a train approaches, provided
the scanners do not detect a vessel

under the draw, the lights change to
flashing red and a horn continuously
sounds while the draw closes. The draw
remains closed until the train passes.
(d) After the train clears the bridge,
the lights continue to flash red and the
horn again continuously sounds while
the draw opens, until the draw is fully
open and the lights return to green.
[USCG–2009–0249, 75 FR 24402, May 5, 2010]

§ 117.341

Whitcomb Bayou.

The draw of the Beckett Bridge, mile
0.5, at Tarpon Springs, Florida shall
open on signal if at least two hours notice is given.
[CGD7–87–60, 53 FR 3206, Feb. 4, 1988]

GEORGIA
§ 117.351

Altamaha River.

(a) The draws of all bridges, except
the Seaboard System Railroad bridge,
mile 59.4 at Doctortown, shall open on
signal if at least 24 hours notice is
given.
(b) The draw of the Seaboard System
Railroad
bridge,
mile
59.4
at
Doctortown, shall open on signal if at
least seven days notice is given.
§ 117.353 Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Savannah River to St. Marys
River.
(a) General. Public vessels of the
United States and tugs with tows must,
upon proper signal, be passed through
the drawspan of each drawbridge in
this section at anytime.
(b) Causton Bluff, SR 26, mile 579.9 near
Causton Bluff. The draw shall open on
signal, except that from 6:30 a.m. to 9
a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday
through Friday, except Federal holidays the draw need open only at 7 a.m.,
8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
(c) Skidaway Bridge, SR 204, mile 592.9
near Savannah. The draw will open as
necessary on the hour from 7 a.m. to 9
a.m. (7, 8, and 9 a.m.) and on the halfhour between 4:30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. (4:30,
5:30, and 6:30 p.m.), daily; Monday
through Friday except Federal holidays. The draw shall open at any time
for Public vessels of the United States,
tugs with tows, and vessels in distress.

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33 CFR Ch. I (7–1–10 Edition)

At all other times, the draw will open
on signal.
[CGD7 84–29, 50 FR 51249, Dec. 16, 1985, as
amended by CGD7–87–12, 52 FR 42647, Nov. 6,
1987; CGD7–87–76, 53 FR 2035, Jan. 26, 1988;
CGD07–04–124, 70 FR 50974, Aug. 29, 2005;
CGD07–04–124, 71 FR 16491, Apr. 3, 2006;
USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70311, Dec. 4, 2006]

§ 117.359 Chattahoochee River.
See § 117.107, Chattahoochee River,
listed under Alabama.
[CGD 92–015, 57 FR 37880, Aug. 21, 1992]

§ 117.361 Flint River.
The draws of the CSX Transportation
Railroad bridges, miles 28.0 and 28.7,
both at Bainbridge, shall open on signal if at least 15 days notice is given.
§ 117.363 Ocmulgee River.
The draws of each bridge shall open
on signal if at least 24 hours notice is
given.
§ 117.365 Oconee River.
The draw of the SR46 bridge, mile
44.3 near Soperton, shall open on signal
if at least 24 hours notice is given.
§ 117.367 Ogeechee River.
(a) The draw of the Seaboard System
Railroad bridge, mile 30.7 at Richmond
Hill, shall open on signal if at least 15
days notice is given.
(b) The draw of the highway bridge,
mile 37.8 near Richmond Hill, need not
be opened for the passage of vessels.

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[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984; 49 FR
37381, Sept. 24, 1984]

vance notice is given. VHF radiotelephone communications will be
maintained at the railroad’s chief dispatcher’s office in Savannah.
(c) The draw of the CSX Transportation railroad bridge, mile 60.9, near
Clyo, Georgia, shall open on signal if at
least 48 hours advance notice is given.
Openings can be arranged by contacting CSX Transportation on Channel 16 VHF or by telephone at 1 800 232–
0146. VHF radiotelephone communications will be maintained at the dispatcher’s office in Savannah, Georgia.
(d) The draw of the Seaboard System
Railroad bridge, mile 195.4 near Augusta, shall open on signal if at least
three hours notice is given.
[CGD7–84–21, 49 FR 43955, Nov. 1, 1984, as
amended by CGD7–84–01, 50 FR 25073, June 17,
1985; CGD7–87–45, 53 FR 4394, Feb. 16, 1988;
CGD7–90–08, 56 FR 16008, Apr. 19, 1991]

§ 117.373

St. Marys River.

See § 117.329, St. Marys River, listed
under Florida.
[CGD 92–015, 57 FR 37880, Aug. 21, 1992]

IDAHO
§ 117.381

Clearwater River.

The draws of the Camas Prairie railroad bridge, mile 0.6 at Lewiston, shall
open on signal if at least three hours
notice is given to the Camas Prairie
Railroad in Lewiston.
[CGD 82––025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by USCG–2000–7223, 65 FR 40056,
June 29, 2000]

§ 117.369 Satilla River.
The draw of the Seaboard System
Railroad bridge, mile 25.7 at Woodbine,
shall open on signal if at least 24 hours
notice is given.

§ 117.383

§ 117.371 Savannah River.
(a) The draw of the Houlihan bridge
(US 17) mile 21.6 at Savannah shall
open on signal if at least three hours
advance notice is given to the Georgia
Department of Transportation Area
Engineer in Savannah.
(b) The draw of the Seaboard System
Railroad
bridge,
mile
27.4
near
Hardeeville, South Carolina shall open
on a signal if at least three hours ad-

§ 117.385

Pend Oreille River.

The draw of the Burlington Northern
Santa Fe railroad bridge, mile 111.3
near Sand-point, need not be opened for
the passage of vessels.
Snake River.

The drawspan of the U.S. 12 bridge,
mile 140.0, between Lewiston, Idaho,
and Clarkston, Washington, operates as
follows:
(a) The draw need not open for the
passage of vessels except at these
hours:
(1) From March 15 through November
15 at 6 a.m., 10 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m., and
9 p.m.

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(2) From November 16 through March
14 at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.
(b) Requests for openings shall be
given to the Washington State Department of Transportation.
(1) Monday through Thursday of
every week, except holidays, the draw
shall open if at least two hours notice
is given.
(2) Friday through Sunday of every
week, except holidays, the draw shall
open if notice is given by 5 p.m. of the
preceding Wednesday.
(3) The draw shall open on holidays if
notice is given by 5 p.m. two workdays,
excluding Friday, preceding the holiday.
(4) The draw shall open at any time
for the passage of vessels engaged in an
emergency.
[CGD13–92–01, 57 FR 38608, Aug. 26, 1992]

ILLINOIS
§ 117.389 Calumet River.
The draws of the Norfolk Southern
railroad bridges, miles 1.32 and 1.36 at
Chicago, operate as follows:
(a) The draws shall open on signal;
except that, if either one of the bridges
is inoperable because of equipment
breakdown, the other bridge need not
be opened.
(b) In addition to the signals prescribed in § 117.15, the following special
visual signals shall be used on the
bridges:
(1) When the draw cannot be opened
immediately, or is open and must be
closed promptly, two red lights are
flashed alternately.
(2) When the draw can be opened immediately, two amber lights are
flashed alternately.
(3) When the draw is open for passage, two green lights are flashed alternately.

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[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by USCG–2005–21531, 70 FR 36349,
June 23, 2005]

§ 117.391 Chicago River.
The draws of the bridges operated by
the City of Chicago over the Main
Branch of Chicago River, the bridges
on the North Branch of Chicago River
from the Main Branch to North Halsted
Street, mile 2.65, and bridges on the
South Branch of Chicago River from

the Main Branch to South Ashland Avenue, mile 4.47, shall operate as follows:
(a) For commercial vessels, all
bridges shall open on signal if at least
12-hours advance notice is provided to
the Chicago City Bridge Desk prior to
the intended time of passage; except
that, from Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.,
and between the hours of 4 p.m. and
6:30 p.m., except for Federal holidays,
the draws need not open for the passage of vessels.
(b) For recreational vessels:
(1) From April 1 through November
30—
(i) The draws shall be scheduled to
open, before 1 p.m., twice on Saturdays
and twice on Sundays if requests for
passage have been received at least 20
hours in advance. If the bridges have
been authorized to remain closed for
portions of a Saturday or Sunday to
accommodate special events, openings
shall be scheduled after 1 p.m. as necessary to provide two openings per day.
(ii) The draws shall open on Monday
and Friday, after 6:30 p.m. Each opening requires notice that has been given
at least 6 hours in advance of a vessel’s
requested time of passage.
(iii) The draws shall open on Wednesdays at 10 a.m., or as soon thereafter as
practical, if a request for passage has
been given at least 20 hours in advance.
(iv) The draws shall open at times in
addition to those listed in paragraphs
(b)(1)(i) through (b)(1)(iii) of this section, after notice has been given at
least 20 hours in advance requesting
passage for a flotilla of at least five
vessels. However, the bridges need not
open Monday through Friday from 7
a.m. to 9:30 a.m., and 4 p.m. to 6:30
p.m., except for Federal holidays.
(2) From December 1 through March
31, the draws shall open on signal if at
least 48 hours notice is given. However,
the bridges need not open Monday
through Friday from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.,
and 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., except for Federal holidays.
(c) The following bridges need not be
opened for the passage of vessels: The
draws of South Damen Avenue, mile
6.14, over South Branch of Chicago
River; all highway drawbridges between South Western Avenue, mile 6.7,

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33 CFR Ch. I (7–1–10 Edition)

and Willow Springs Road, mile 19.4,
over Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal;
North Halsted Street, mile 2.85, and Division Street, mile 2.99, over North
Branch Canal of Chicago River; and Division Street, mile 3.30, North Avenue,
mile 3.81, Cortland Avenue, mile 4.48,
Webster Avenue, mile 4.85, North Ashland Avenue, mile 4.90, and Union Pacific Railroad, mile 5.01, over North
Branch of Chicago River.
[CGD09–95–023, 60 FR 52311, Oct. 6, 1995, as
amended by CGD09–01–148, 67 FR 31729, May
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§ 117.393

Illinois Waterway.

(a) The draw of the automated Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad
bridge, mile 88.8 at Beardstown, Illinois, operates as follows:
(1) The draw is normally maintained
in the fully open position, displaying a
green light to indicate that vessels
may pass.
(2) When a vessel is approaching and
the draw is in the open position, contact shall be established by radiotelephone with the remote operator to
assure that the draw remains open
until passage is complete.
(3) When a vessel is approaching and
the draw is in the closed position, contact shall be established by radiotelephone with the remote operator. If
the draw cannot be opened immediately, alternate flashing red lights
are displayed. If the draw can be
opened immediately, flashing amber
lights are displayed.
(4) When a train approaches the
bridge and the draw is in the open position, the operator shall activate alternate flashing red lights on top of the
draw, sound four short blasts, and scan
the river on radar to determine whether any vessel is approaching the bridge.
The remote operator shall also broadcast that the draw is closing. If a vessel
or vessels are approaching the bridge
within one mile, as determined by
radar scanning, response to radio
broadcast, or electronic detector, the
flashing red lights shall be changed to
flashing amber and the operator shall
keep the draw in the fully open position until the vessel or vessels have
cleared the bridge. If no vessel is approaching the bridge or is beneath the

draw, the draw may be lowered and
locked in place.
(5) After the train has cleared the
bridge, the draw shall be raised to its
full height and locked in place, the red
flashing lights stopped, and the draw
lights changed from red to green.
(b) The draw of the Chessie Railroad
Bridge, mile 254.1, at Seneca, Illinois,
operates as follows:
(1) The draw is normally maintained
in the fully open position, displaying
green mid-channel lights to indicate
the span is fully open.
(2) When a train approaches the
bridge and the draw is in the open position, the train will stop, train operator
shall walk out on the bridge and scan
the river for approaching vessels.
(3) If a vessel is approaching the
bridge, the draw will remain open. The
vessel shall contact the train operator
on VHF–FM channel 16 and the train
operator shall keep the draw in the
fully open position until the vessel has
cleared the bridge.
(4) If no vessels are observed, the
train operator initiates a five minute
warning period on VHF–FM radio channel 16 before closing the bridge. The
train operator will broadcast the following message: ‘‘The Chessie Railroad
Bridge at Mile 254.1, Illinois River, will
close to navigation in five minutes.’’
The announcement is repeated every
minute counting down the time remaining until closure.
(5) At the end of the five minute
warning period, and if no vessels are
approaching the bridge, the train operator shall sound the siren for 10 seconds, activate the alternate flashing
red lights on top of the draw, then
lower and lock the draw in place. Red
lights shall continue to flash to indicate the draw is closed to navigation.
(6) After the train has cleared the
bridge, the draw shall be raised to its
full height and locked in place, the red
flashing lights stopped, and the draw
lights changed from red to green.
(c) The draws of the McDonough
Street Bridge, mile 287.3; Jefferson
Street bridge, mile 287.9; Cass Street
bridge, mile 288.1; Jackson Street
bridge, mile 288.4; and Ruby Street
bridge, mile 288.7; all of Joliet, shall
open on signal, except that they need
not open from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and

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§ 117.393

from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday
through Saturday.
(d) The drawspan of the Elgin, Joliet
and Eastern Railway bridge, mile 290.1
at Lockport, Illinois, is operated by remote operator located at the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern offices in East Joliet, Illinois as follows:
(1) The drawspan is normally maintained in the fully open to navigation
position displaying green center span
navigation lights to indicate that the
drawspan is fully open.
(2) The bridge is equipped with the
following:
(i) A radiotelephone link direct to
the remote operator;
(ii) A radar antenna on top of the
drawspan capable of scanning the river,
one mile upstream and one mile downstream;
(iii) Infrared boat detectors under the
drawspan, to allow the remote bridge
operator to detect vessels under the
drawspan;
(iv) Electronic motion detectors
under the drawspan to allow the remote bridge operator to detect vessel
movement under the drawspan;
(v) A siren for sound signals; and
(vi) Red and green center span navigation lights.
(3) The remote bridge operator shall
maintain a 24 hour VHF marine radio
watch for mariners to establish contact
as they approach the bridge to ensure
that the drawspan is open or that it remains open until passage of river traffic is complete.
(4) When rail traffic approaches the
bridge, and the drawspan is in the open
position, the remote bridge operator
initiates a one minute warning period
before closing the drawspan. During
this warning period, the remote operator shall broadcast at least twice, via
marine radio, that: ‘‘The drawspan of
the EJ&E Railroad bridge will be lowered in one minute.’’ A siren on the
bridge sounds for 20 seconds, to warn
anyone on or under the bridge that the
drawspan will be lowered.
(5) If a vessel is approaching the
bridge upbound or, departing the Lockport Lock and Dam at mile 291.1,
downbound, with intentions of passing
through the drawspan, they shall respond to the remote bridge operators’
marine radio broadcast, or initiate

radio contact, indicating their proximity to the bridge and requesting an
opening of the drawspan or that the
drawspan remain open until the vessel
passes. If any approaching vessel is detected or if a radiotelephone response
is received, the remote operator shall
not close the drawspan until the vessel
or vessels have cleared the bridge.
(6) At the end of the one minute
warning period, if no river traffic is approaching or under the drawspan, the
remote bridge operator may begin lowering the drawspan. Navigation lights
located at the center of the drawspan
change from green to red when the
drawspan is not in the fully open to
navigation position. The drawspan
takes approximately 90 seconds to
lower.
(7) If the presence of a vessel or other
obstruction is discovered approaching
or under the drawspan, during the lowering sequence, before the drawspan is
fully lowered and locked, the drawspan
shall be stopped and raised to the fully
open position. When the vessel or obstruction has cleared the drawspan, the
remote operator shall confirm that the
channel is clear and reinitiate the one
minute warning cycle before lowering
the drawspan.
(8) If no marine traffic is present the
drawspan may be lowered and seated.
When the drawspan is lowered and
locked in the closed to navigation position, the remote bridge operator periodically broadcasts, via marine radio,
that: ‘‘The drawspan of the EJ&E Railroad bridge is closed to navigation.’’
(9) Failure of the radar system, radio
telephone system, infrared boat detectors or electronic motion sensors shall
prevent lowering the drawspan from
the remote location.
(10) when rail traffic has cleared the
bridge, the remote bridge operator
shall raise the drawspan to the fully
open to navigation position. When the
drawspan is raised and in the fully
open to navigation position, the remote bridge operator broadcasts, at
least twice, via marine radio, that:
‘‘The drawspan of the EJ&E Railroad
bridge is open to navigation.’’ The center drawspan navigation lights change

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from red to green when the drawspan is
fully open to navigation.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD02 93–036, 59 FR 33677, June
30, 1994; USCG–1998–3799, 63 FR 35527, June 30,
1998; USCG–1999–5832, 64 FR 34712, June 29,
1999; CGD08–99–014, 64 FR 61520, Nov. 12, 1999;
CGD08–06–013, 72 FR 19668, Apr. 19, 2007]

§ 117.397

Wabash River.

[USCG–2008–0100, 73 FR 76219, Dec. 16, 2008]

INDIANA
Trail Creek.

(a) The draw of the Franklin Street
bridge, mile 0.5 at Michigan City, shall
be operated as follows:
(1) From March 16 through November
30, the draw shall open on signal; except from 6:15 a.m. to 11:15 p.m., Monday through Sunday, the draw need
open only from three minutes before to
three minutes after the quarter-hour
and three-quarter hour.
(2) From December 1 through March
15, the draw shall open on signal if at
least 12-hours advance notice is provided prior to intended time of passage.
(b) The draw of the Amtrak bridge,
mile 0.9 at Michigan City, shall open on
signal; except, from December 1
through March 15, the bridge shall open
on signal if at least 12-hours advance
notice is provided prior to intended
time of passage.
(c) Public vessels of the United
States, state or local vessels used for
public safety, vessels in distress, and
vessels seeking shelter from severe
weather shall be passed through the
draws of each bridge as soon as possible.
[CGD09–01–001, 66 FR 27867, May 21, 2001]

§ 117.403

Wabash River.

See § 117.397, Wabash River, listed
under Illinois.
[CGD 92–015, 57 FR 37880, Aug. 21, 1992]
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§ 117.407

Missouri River.

See § 117.691, Missouri River listed
under Nebraska.
[CGD08–06–002, 71 FR 66874, Nov. 17, 2006]

KANSAS
§ 117.411

The draws of the bridges across the
Wabash River need not be opened for
the passage of vessels.

§ 117.401

IOWA

Missouri River.

The draws of the bridges across the
Missouri River shall open on signal; except during the winter season between
the date of closure and the date of
opening of the commercial navigation
season as published by the Army Corps
of Engineers, the draws need not open
unless at least 24 hours advance notice
is given.
[CGD08–06–002, 71 FR 66874, Nov. 17, 2006]

KENTUCKY
§ 117.415

Green River.

(a) The draw of the CSX Transportation railroad bridge, Mile 8.3 at
Spottsville, shall open on signal when
there is 40 feet or less of vertical clearance beneath the draw. When vertical
clearance is more than 40 feet, at least
four hours notice shall be given. The
owners of, or agencies controlling, the
bridge shall arrange for ready telephone communication with the authorized representative at any time from
the bridge or its immediate vicinity.
(b) The draw of the CSX Transportation Railroad bridge, Mile 79.6 at
Small-house, is normally maintained
in the fully open position and a vessel
may pass through the draw without
further signals. When the draw is in
the closed position, it shall open on
signal when there is 40 feet or less of
vertical clearance. When the vertical
clearance is more than 40 feet, at least
four hours notice shall be given. During this period, if the drawtender is informed at the time the vessel passes
through the draw that the vessel will
return
within
four
hours,
the
drawtender shall remain on duty until
the vessel returns but is not required
to remain for longer than four hours.
The owners of, or agencies controlling,

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the bridge shall arrange for ready telephone communication with the authorized representative at any time from
the bridge or its immediate vicinity.
(c) The bascule span of the Paducah
and Louisville Railroad Bridge, Mile
94.8 at Rockport, is maintained in the
closed position and is remotely operated. Bridge clearance in the closed position in 41.3 feet at pool stage. Vessels
requiring more clearance for passage
must contact the remote bridge operator by radio telephone to request
opening. The bridge operator will confirm by radiotelephone whether the
bridge can be opened safely and
promptly. If rail traffic is on or approaching the bridge, the bridge operator will advise the vessel that the
bridge cannot be opened, and provide
an approximate time when the bridge
can be opened safely. Continuous radio
contact between the bridge operator
and the vessel shall be maintained
until the vessel has transited and
cleared the bridge.
[CGD2 88–01, 53 FR 23621, June 23, 1988, as
amended by CGD2–91–04, 56 FR 16009, Apr. 19,
1991; CGD2–91–07, 57 FR 2841, Jan. 24, 1992]

§ 117.417

[CGD8–88–05, 53 FR 27681, July 22, 1988]

§ 117.424

Belle River.

The draw of the S70 bridge, mile 23.8
(Landside Route) near Belle River,
shall open on signal; except that, from
10 p.m. to 6 a.m., the draw shall open
on signal if at least four hours notice is
given. During the advance notice period, the draw shall open on less than
four hours notice for an emergency and
shall open on demand should a temporary surge in waterway traffic occur.
[CGD 08–84–07, 50 FR 24195, June 10, 1985]

§ 117.425

Black Bayou.

The draws of the Terrebonne Parish
Police Jury bridges, miles 7.5, 15.0, 18.7
and 22.5, between Gibson and Houma,
shall open on signal if at least 24 hours
notice is given. The draw of the US90
bridge, mile 7.0 near Gibson, need not
be opened for the passage of vessels.
[CGD8–87–12, 53 FR 5974, Feb. 29, 1988]

§ 117.427

Ohio River.

Black River.

The draw of the Southern Railway
railroad bridge, mile 607.4 at New Albany, Indiana, need not be opened for
the passage of vessels.

The draw of the US84 bridge, mile
41.0 at Jonesville, shall open on signal
if at least one hour notice is given.

[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984; 49 FR
37381, Sept. 24, 1984]

The draw of the S307 bridge, mile 1.3
at Kraemer, shall open on signal; except that, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., the
draw shall open on signal if at least 12
hours notice is given.

LOUISIANA
§ 117.422

Amite River.

(a) The draw of the S22 bridge, mile
6.0 at Clio, shall open on signal if at
least four hours notice is given.
(b) The draws of the S16 bridge, mile
21.4 near French Settlement, and the
S42 bridge, mile 32.0 at Port Vincent,
shall open on signal if at least 48 hours
notice is given.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, as amended by CGD
08–84–04, 49 FR 48924, Dec. 17, 1984. Redesignated by CGD8–88–05, 53 FR 27681, July 22,
1988]

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the waterway, at Simmesport, shall
open on signal if at least three hours
advance notice is given.

Atchafalaya River.

The draw of the Kansas City Southern Railway bridge, mile 133.1 (mile 5.0
on N.O.S. Chart) above the mouth of

§ 117.429

§ 117.433

Boeuf Bayou.

Bonfouca Bayou.

The draw of the S433 Bridge, mile 7.0,
at Slidell, shall open on signal, except
that from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. from November 1 through February 28 or February
29, the draw shall open on signal if at
least two hours notice is given. From
March 1 through October 30, from 9
p.m. to 7 a.m. the draw shall open on
signal if at least two hours notice is
given. On Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, throughout the
year, the draw need not open for the
passage of vessels from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.
and from 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
[USCG–2009–0863, 74 FR 67977, Dec. 22, 2009]

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§ 117.434

33 CFR Ch. I (7–1–10 Edition)
Caddo Lake.

The draw of the Kansas City Southern railroad bridge, mile 26.4 near
Mooringsport, shall open on signal if at
least 24 hours notice is given.
[CGD82–025, 49 FR 17452. Redesignated by
CGD08–96–053, 64 FR 8722, Feb. 23, 1999]

§ 117.435

Carlin Bayou.

The draw of the S14 bridge, mile 6.4
at Delcambre, shall open on signal; except that, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the
draw shall open on signal if at least
four hours notice is given. The draw
shall open on less than four hours notice for an emergency and shall open
on demand should a temporary surge in
waterway traffic occur.
[CGD8–88–19, 54 FR 16107, Apr. 21, 1989. Redesignated by CGD08–96–053, 64 FR 8722, Feb. 23,
1999]

§ 117.436

Chef Menteur Pass.

The draw of the U.S. Highway 90
bridge, mile 2.8, at Lake Catherine,
shall open on signal; except that, from
5:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., Monday through
Friday except Federal holidays, the
draw need open only on the hour and
on the half-hour for the passage of vessels. The draw shall open at any time
for a vessel in distress.
[CGD08–01–005, 66 FR 11110, Feb. 22, 2001]

§ 117.437

Colyell Bayou.

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The removable span of the Louisiana
highway bridge, mile 1.0 near Port Vincent, shall be removed for the passage
of vessels if at least 48 hours notice is
given.
§ 117.438 Company Canal.
(a) The draw of the S1 bridge, mile 0.4
at Lockport, shall open on signal; except that, from 6 p.m. to 10 a.m. the
draw shall open on signal if at least
four hours notice is given. During the
advance notice period, the draw shall
open on less than four hours notice for
an emergency and shall open on demand should a temporary surge in waterway traffic occur.
(b) The draw of the S24 bridge, mile
8.1 at Bourg, shall open on signal; except that, from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the
draw shall open on signal if at least
four hours notice is given. During the

advance notice period, the draw shall
open on less than four hours notice for
an emergency and shall open on demand should a temporary surge in waterway traffic occur.
[CGD 08–84–12, 50 FR 23306, June 3, 1985. Redesignated and amended by CGD8–85–10, 50
FR 38001, Sept. 19, 1985]

§ 117.439 Des Allemands Bayou.
(a) The draw of the S631 bridge, mile
13.9 at Des Allemands, shall open on
signal if at least four hours notice is
given.
(b) The draw of the Burlington
Northern Santa Fe Railroad bridge,
mile 14.0, shall open on signal Monday
through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. At
all other times the draw shall open on
signal if at least 4 hours notice is
given.
[CGD08–93–028, 59 FR 14757, Mar. 30, 1994]

§ 117.441 D’Inde Bayou.
The draw of the Union Pacific railroad bridge, mile 4.3, shall open on signal if at least 72 hours notice is given
to the Defense Plant Corporation, Cities
Service
Refining
Corporation
Agent.
§ 117.443 Du Large Bayou.
The draw of the Terrebonne Parish
bridge, mile 23.2, near Theriot, shall
open on signal; except that, from 9 p.m.
to 5 a.m., the draw shall open on signal
if at least 12 hours notice is given.
[CGD 08–84–07, 50 FR 24195, June 10, 1985]

§ 117.444 Falgout Canal.
The draw of the LA 315 bridge across
Falgout Canal, mile 3.1, shall open on
signal; except that from 15 August to 5
June, the draw need not be opened
from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to
4 p.m., Monday through Friday except
holidays. The draw shall open on signal
at any time for an emergency aboard a
vessel.
[CGD8–91–11, 56 FR 43872, Sept. 5, 1991]

§ 117.445 Franklin Canal.
The draw of the Chatsworth Bridge,
mile 4.8 at Franklin, shall open on signal from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. if at least one
hour notice is given. From October 1
through January 31 from 9 p.m. to 5

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a.m., the draw shall be opened on signal if at least three hours notice is
given. From February 1 through September 30 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., the
draw shall open on signal if at least 12
hours notice is given.
[USCG–2009–0670; 74 FR 66238, Dec. 15, 2009]

§ 117.447

Grand Cabahanosse Bayou.

[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984]

The draw of the S70 bridge, mile 7.6
near Paincourtville, shall open on signal if at least 24 hours notice is given.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by USCG–2001–9286, 66 FR 33641,
June 25, 2001]

§ 117.449

Grosse Tete Bayou.

(a) The draw of the Union Pacific
railroad bridge, mile 14.7 at Grosse
Tete, need not be opened for the passage of vessels.
(b) The removable span of the S377
bridge, mile 15.3 near Rosedale, shall be
removed for the passage of vessels if at
least 48 hours notice is given.

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§ 117.451

(e) The draw of the Louisiana highway bridge, mile 243.8 west of Harvey
Canal Locks, shall open on signal when
more than 50 feet vertical clearance is
required, if at least four hours notice is
given to the Louisiana Department of
Highways, District Maintenance Engineer, at Lake Charles.

Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.

(a) The draw of the Lapalco Boulevard Bridge, Harvey Canal Route, mile
2.8 at Harvey, shall open on signal; except that, from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
and from 3:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Monday
through Friday except holidays, the
draw need not be opened for the passage of vessels.
(b) The draw of the SR 23 bridge, Algiers Alternate Route, mile 3.8 at Belle
Chasse, shall open on signal; except
that, from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and from
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through
Friday, except Federal holidays, the
draw need not be opened for the passage of vessels.
(c) The draw of the SR 315 (Bayou
Dularge) bridge, mile 59.9 west of Harvey Lock, at Houma, shall open on signal; except that, the draw need not
open for the passage of vessels Monday
through Friday except Federal holidays from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., from
11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., from 12:45 p.m.
to 1:15 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
(d) The draw of the SR 319 (Louisa)
bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, mile 134.0 west of Harvey Lock,
near Cypremort, shall open on signal if
at least 24 hours notice is given.

EDITORIAL NOTE: For FEDERAL REGISTER citations affecting § 117.451, see the List of CFR
Sections Affected, which appears in the
Finding Aids section of the printed volume
and on GPO Access.

§ 117.453 Houma Canal.
The draw of the S3197 bridge, mile 1.7
at Houma, shall open on signal if at
least four hours notice is given.
[CGD 08–84–06, 50 FR 1850, Jan. 14, 1985]

§ 117.455 Houma Navigation Canal.
The draw of SR 661 (Houma Nav
Canal) bridge, mile 36.0, at Houma,
shall open on signal; except that, the
draw need not open for the passage of
vessels Monday through Friday except
Federal holidays from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30
a.m., from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., from
12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. and from 4:30
p.m. to 6 p.m.
[CGD08–05–004, 70 FR 20469, Apr. 20, 2005]

§ 117.457 Houston River.
The draw of the Kansas City Southern Railroad bridge, mile 5.2 near Lake
Charles, shall open on signal if at least
24 hours notice is given.
§ 117.458 Inner
Harbor
Navigation
Canal, New Orleans.
(a) The draws of the SR 46 (St. Claude
Avenue) bridge, mile 0.5 (GIWW mile
6.2 East of Harvey Lock), the SR 39
(Judge
Seeber/Claiborne
Avenue)
bridge, mile 0.9 (GIWW mile 6.7 East of
Harvey Lock), and the Florida Avenue
bridge, mile 1.7 (GIWW mile 7.5 East of
Harvey Lock), shall open on signal; except that, from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
and from 3:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., Monday
through Friday, except federal holidays, the draws need not open for the
passage of vessels. The draws shall
open at any time for a vessel in distress.
(b) The draw of the US90 (Danziger)
bridge, mile 3.1, shall open on signal;

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33 CFR Ch. I (7–1–10 Edition)

except that, from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. the
draw shall open on signal if at least
four hours notice is given, and the
draw need not be opened from 7 a.m. to
8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday
through Friday.
(c) The draw of the Leon C. Simon
Blvd. (Seabrook) bridge, mile 4.6, shall
open on signal; except that, from 7 a.m.
to 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, the draw need not
be opened.
[CGD8–89–05, 54 FR 36305, Sept. 1, 1989, as
amended by CGD08–01–002, 66 FR 27026, May
16, 2001; GCD08–03–030, 68 FR 69609, Dec. 15,
2003]

§ 117.459

Kelso Bayou.

The draw of the S27 bridge mile 0.7 at
Hackberry, shall operate as follows:
(a) From May 20, through October 31,
the draw shall open on signal from 7
a.m. to 7 p.m. From 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.,
the draw shall open on signal if at least
four hours notice is given.
(b) From November 1 through December 22, the draw shall open on signal
from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. From 3 p.m. to 7
a.m., the draw shall open on signal if at
least four hours notice is given.
(c) From December 23 through May
19, the draw shall open on signal if at
least 24 hours notice is given.
[CGD 08–94–028, 63 FR 40654, July 30, 1998]

§ 117.460

La Carpe Bayou.

The draw of the S661 bridge, mile 7.5,
shall open on signal if at least four
hours advance notice is given; except
that, the draw need not be opened for
the passage of vessels Monday through
Friday except holidays from 7 a.m. to
8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
[CGD8–90–05, 55 FR 33289, Aug. 15, 1990]

§ 117.461

Lacassine Bayou.

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The draws of the S14 bridge, mile
17.0, and the Southern Pacific railroad
bridge, mile 20.4, both near Hayes, shall
open on signal if at least 24 hours notice is given.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984; 49 FR
37381, Sept. 24, 1984]

§ 117.463 Lacombe Bayou.
The draw of the US190 bridge, mile
6.8 at Lacombe, shall open on signal if
at least 48 hours notice is given.
§ 117.465 Lafourche Bayou.
(a) The draws of the following bridges
shall open on signal; except that, from
August 15 through May 31, the draw
need not open for the passage of vessels
Monday through Friday except Federal
holidays from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.; from
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; and from 4:30 p.m. to
5:30 p.m.:
(1) SR 308 (Golden Meadow) Bridge,
mile 23.9, at Golden Meadow
(2) Galliano Pontoon Bridge, mile
27.8, at Galliano
(3) SR 308 (South Lafourche (Tarpon))
Bridge, mile 30.6, at Galliano
(4) Cote Blanche Pontoon Bridge,
mile 33.9, at Cutoff
(5) Cutoff Vertical Lift Bridge, mile
36.3, at Cutoff
(6) SR 310 (Larose Pontoon) Bridge,
mile 39.1, at Larose
(b) The draw of the Valentine bridge,
mile 44.7 at Valentine, shall open on
signal; except that, from 6 p.m. to 6
a.m., the draw shall open on signal if at
least four hours advance notification is
given. During the advance notification
period, the draw shall open on less than
four hours notice for an emergency and
shall open on demand should a temporary surge in water traffic occur.
(c) The draws of the S3220 bridge,
mile 49.2 near Lockport, and the S655
bridge, mile 50.8 at Lockport, shall
open on signal; except that, from 6 p.m.
to 10 a.m. the draws shall open on signal if at least four hours notice is
given. During the advance notice period, the draws shall open on less than
four hours notice for an emergency and
shall open on demand should a temporary surge in waterway traffic occur.
(d) The draw of the State Route LA
654 bridge, mile 53.2 at Clotilda, shall
open on signal if at least four hours notice is given. During the advance notice period, the draw shall open on less
than four hours notice for an emergency and shall open on demand should
a temporary surge in waterway traffic
occur.
(e) The draws of the S3199 bridge,
mile 58.2, and the Lafourche Parish
bridge, mile 58.7, both at Raceland,

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§ 117.478

shall open on signal if at least six
hours notice is given.
(f) The draw of the S649 bridge, mile
66.6, shall open on signal if at least
forty-eight hours notice is given.
(g) The draws of the Burlington
Northern Santa Fe railroad bridge,
mile 69.0 at Lafourche, and all bridges
upstream of the Burlington Northern
Santa Fe railroad bridge need not be
opened for the passage of vessels.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984]
EDITORIAL NOTE: For FEDERAL REGISTER citations affecting § 117.465, see the List of CFR
Sections Affected, which appears in the
Finding Aids section of the printed volume
and on GPO Access.

§ 117.467

Lake Pontchartrain.

(a) The south draw of the S11 bridge
near New Orleans shall open on signal
if at least 48 hours notice is given. In
case of emergency, the draw shall open
within 12 hours and shall be kept in
condition for immediate operation
until the emergency is over.
(b) The draw of the Greater New Orleans Expressway Commission Causeway
shall open on signal if at least three
hours notice is given; except that, the
draw need not be opened for the passage of vessels Monday through Friday
except Federal holidays from 5:30 a.m.
to 9:30 a.m. and from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.
The draw will open on signal for any
vessel in distress or vessel waiting immediately following the closures listed
above.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD8–90–02, 55 FR 13522, Apr. 11,
1990; CGD08–01–022, 66 FR 56208, Nov. 7, 2001]

§ 117.469

Liberty Bayou.

The draw of the S433 Bridge, mile 2.0,
at Slidell, shall open on signal, except
that between 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., the draw
shall open on signal if at least two
hours notice is given.
[USCG–2007–0078, 73 FR 12886, Mar. 11, 2008]

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§ 117.471

Little Black Bayou.

The draw of the Southern Pacific
railroad bridge, mile 1.3 at Southdown,
need not be opened for the passage of
vessels.

§ 117.473 Little River.
The draw of the Louisiana and Arkansas railroad bridge, mile 12.1 at Archie, shall open on signal if at least 12
hours notice is given.
§ 117.475 Little (Petit) Caillou Bayou.
(a) The draws of the S58 bridge, mile
25.7 at Sarah, and the Terrebonne Parish (Smithridge) bridge, mile 26.6 near
Montegut, shall open on signal; except
that, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., the draws
shall open on signal if at least 12 hours
notice is given.
(b) The draws of the Terrebonne Parish (DuPlantis) bridge, mile 29.9 near
Bourg, and the S24 bridge, mile 33.7 at
Presquille, shall open on signal if at
least four hours notice is given. The
draws shall open on less than four
hours notice for an emergency, and
shall open on signal should a temporary surge in waterway traffic occur.
[CGD8–86–02, 51 FR 31113, Sept. 2, 1986]

§ 117.477 Lower Atchafalaya River.
The draw of the St. Mary Parish
bridge, mile 26.8 at Patterson, shall
open on signal from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
From October 1 through January 31
from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., the draw shall
open on signal if at least three hours
notice is given. From February 1
through September 30 from 9 p.m. to 5
a.m., the draw shall open on signal if at
least 12 hours notice is given.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984; 49 FR
37381, Sept. 24, 1984]

§ 117.478 Lower Grand River.
(a) The draw of the LA 75 bridge, mile
38.4 (Alternate Route) at Bayou Sorrel,
shall open on signal; except that from
about August 15 to about June 5 (the
school year), the draw need not be
opened from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and from
3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through
Friday except holidays. The draw shall
open on signal at any time for an emergency aboard a vessel.
(b) The draw of the LA 77 bridge, mile
47.0 (Alternate Route) at Grosse Tete,
shall open on signal; except that, from
about August 15 to about June 5 (the
school year), the draw need not be
opened from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and from
2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through
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draw shall open on signal at any time
for an emergency aboard a vessel.
(c) The draw of the S997 bridge, mile
41.5 (Landside Route) at Pigeon, shall
open on signal; except that, from 10
p.m. to 6 a.m., the draw shall open on
signal if at least four hours notice is
given. During the advanced notice period, the draw shall open on less than
four hours notice for an emergency and
shall open on demand should a temporary surge in waterway traffic occur.
[CGD8–92–16, 57 FR 57962, Dec. 8, 1992, as
amended by CGD08–93–024, 59 FR 14756, Mar.
30, 1994; CGD08–96–003, 61 FR 49064, Sept. 18,
1996; USCG–2009–0686, 75 FR 16009, Mar. 31,
2010]

§ 117.479

Macon Bayou.

The draw of the S4 bridge, mile 44.8
near Winnsboro, shall open on signal if
at least 24 hours notice is given.
§ 117.480

Mermentau River.

The draw of the S82 bridge, mile 7.1
at Grand Chenier, shall open on signal;
except that, from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. the
draw shall open on signal if at least 4
hours notice is given. During the advance notice period, the draw will open
on less than 4 hours notice for an emergency and will open on demand should
a temporary surge in waterway traffic
occur.
[CGD8–94–027, 60 FR 14221, Mar. 16, 1995]

§ 117.481

Milhomme Bayou

The draw of the Stephensville Bridge,
mile
12.2
(Landside
Route)
at
Stephensville shall open on signal if at
least one hour of advance notice is
given. During the advance notice period, the draw shall open on less than
one hour notice for an emergency, and
shall open on demand should a temporary surge in waterway traffic occur.
[73 FR 43, Jan. 2, 2008]

§ 117.482

Nezpique Bayou.

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The draw of the S97 bridge, mile 7.0
near Jennings, shall open on signal if
at least 48 hours notice is given.
[CGD 82-025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984. Redesignated by CGD8-86-04, 51 FR 36224, Oct. 9,
1986]

§ 117.483 Ouachita River.
The draw of the S8 Bridge, mile 57.5,
at Harrisonburg, shall open on signal if
at least one hour notice is given.
[CGD08–07–020, 72 FR 59014, Oct. 18, 2007]

§ 117.484 Pass Manchac.
The draw of the Canadian National/
Illinois Central Railroad automated
bridge, mile 6.7, at Manchac, operates
as follows:
(a) The draw is not constantly
manned and the bridge will normally
be maintained in the open position,
providing 56 feet vertical clearance
above mean high tide to the raised tip
of the bascule span for one-half the
channel, and unlimited vertical clearance for the other half.
(b) Railroad track circuits will detect
an approaching train and initiate
bridge closing warning broadcasts over
marine radio and over the Public Address (PA) system six (6) minutes in advance of the train’s arrival. Navigation
channel warning lights will be lit, and
photoelectric (infrared) boat detectors
will monitor the waterway beneath the
bridge for the presence of vessels. The
waterway approaches to the bridge will
be monitored by closed circuit TV
(CCTV) cameras.
(c) Activation of the warning broadcasts also activates a marine radio
monitor in the Mays Yard (New Orleans switch yard). The yardmaster will
continuously monitor marine radio
broadcasts on the normal and emergency marine radio channels throughout the warning period and at all times
the bridge is closed. The yardmaster
will communicate with waterway users
via the marine radio, if necessary.
(d) At the end of warning period, if no
vessels have been detected by the boat
detectors, and no interruptions have
been performed by the yardmaster
based on his monitoring of the marine
radio and the CCTV, the bridge lowering sequence will automatically proceed.
(e) Upon passage of the train, the
bridge will automatically open. Railroad track circuits will initiate the
automatic bridge opening and closing
sequences. (Estimated duration that
the bridge will remain closed for passage of rail traffic is 10 to 12 minutes.)

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§ 117.491

The bridge will also be manually operable from two locked trackside control
locations (key releases) on the approach spans, one on each side of the
movable span.
(f) The yardmaster will be provided
with a remote EMERGENCY STOP
button which, if pressed, will stop the
bridge operation, interrupt the lowering sequence, and immediately return the bridge to the open position.
The yardmaster will utilize this control feature in the event a vessel operator issues an urgent radio call to keep
the waterway open for immediate passage of the vessel.

§ 117.488

[CGD08–93–023, 59 FR 14755, Mar. 30, 1994; 59
FR 23158, May 5, 1994, as amended by USCG–
2000–7223, 65 FR 40056, June 29, 2000]

The draw of the S91 bridge, mile 8.0
at Estherwood, shall open on signal
from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. if at least four
hours notice is given. From 9 p.m. to 5
a.m., the draw shall open on signal if at
least 12 hours notice is given.

§ 117.485

Patout Bayou.

The draw of the S83 bridge, mile 0.4
near Weeks, shall open on signal if at
least four hours notice is given.
§ 117.486

(a) The draw of the CSX Transportation railroad bridge, mile 1.0 near
English Lookout, shall open on signal;
except that, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the
draw shall open on signal if at least
four hours notice is given.
(b) The draw of the US 90 highway
bridge, mile 8.8 near Pearlington, shall
open on signal; except that, from 7 p.m.
to 7 a.m. the draw shall open on signal
if at least four hours notice is given.
[CGD8–92–09, 57 FR 34868, Aug. 7, 1992, as
amended by USCG–1998–3799, 63 FR 35527,
June 30, 1998. Redesignated by USCG–2001–
10881, 71 FR 70311, Dec. 4, 2006]

§ 117.487

Pierre Pass.

The draw of the S70 bridge, mile 1.0
at Pierre Part, shall open on signal; except that, from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., the
draw shall open on signal if at least
four hours notice is given. During the
advance notice period, the draw shall
open on less than four hours notice for
an emergency and shall open on demand should a temporary surge in waterway traffic occur.
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[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD 08–84–01; 49 FR 28405, July
12, 1984. Redesignated by USCG–2001–10881, 71
FR 70311, Dec. 4, 2006]

§ 117.489

[CGD 08–84–07, 50 FR 24195, June 10, 1985. Redesignated by USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70311,
Dec. 4, 2006]

Plaquemine Brule Bayou.

[USCG–2008–0850, 73 FR 51362, Sept. 3, 2008]

§ 117.491

Pearl River.

Plaquemine Bayou.

(a) The draw of the S3066 (Spur)
bridge, mile 6.5 at Indian Village, shall
open on signal if at least four hours notice is given.
(b) The draws of the Union Pacific
railroad
bridge,
mile
10.5
at
Plaquemine, and the S1 bridge, mile
10.5 at Plaquemine, need not be opened
for the passage of vessels.

Red River.

(a) The draw of the Union Pacific
Railroad bridge, mile 90.1, at Alexandria, shall open on signal if at least
eight hours notice is given.
(b) The draw of the US 165 (Jackson
St.) bridge, mile 88.6, at Alexandria,
shall open on signal if at least eight
hours notice is given; except that, from
7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6
p.m. the draw need not be opened Monday through Friday except holidays.
(c) The draws of the bridges above
mile 105.8 through mile 234.4 shall open
on signal if at least 48 hours notice is
given.
(d) The draws of the bridges above
mile 234.4 to mile 276 need not be
opened for passage of vessels.
(e) When a vessel which has given notice fails to arrive at the time specified
in the notice, the drawtender shall remain on duty for up to two additional
hours to open the draw if that vessel
appears. After that time, a new notice
of the appropriate length of time is required.
[CGD08–94–026, 60 FR 7123, Feb. 7, 1995, as
amended by CGD08–95–024, 61 FR 4886, Feb. 9,
1996; CGD08–96–025, 61 FR 39873, July 31, 1996;
CGD8–97–037, 62 FR 52502, Oct. 8, 1997; CGD08–
00–020, 65 FR 52022, Aug. 28, 2000]

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§ 117.493 Sabine River.
(a) The draw of the Union Pacific
railroad bridge, mile 19.3 near Echo
shall open on signal if at least 14 days
notice is given.
(b) The Kansas City Southern railroad bridge, mile 36.2 near Ruliff and
the draw of the S12 bridge, mile 40.8 at
Starks, need not be opened for passage
of vessels.
[CGD08–95–017, 61 FR 4887, Feb. 9, 1996, as
amended by USCG–2009–0101, 74 FR 41633,
Aug. 18, 2009]

§ 117.494 Schooner Bayou Canal.
The draw of the S82 bridge, mile 4.0
from White Lake at Little Prairie
Ridge, shall open on signal; except
that, from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the draw
shall open on signal if at least four
hours notice is given. The draw shall
open on less than four hours notice for
an emergency and shall open on signal
should a temporary surge in waterway
traffic occur.
[CGD 8–85–11, 50 FR 37175, Sept. 12, 1985]

§ 117.495 Superior Oil Canal.
The draw of the S82 bridge, mile 6.3,
in Cameron Parish shall open on signal
if at least 8 hours notice is given. Public vessels of the United States and vessels in distress shall be passed as soon
as possible.
[CGD08–94–029, 60 FR 4561, Jan. 24, 1995]

§ 117.497 Stumpy Bayou.
The removable span of the Louisiana
highway bridge, mile 1.0 near Weeks Island, shall be removed for the passage
of vessels if at least six days notice is
given.

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§ 117.499 Tante Phine Pass.
The draw of the Tidewater Associated Oil Company bridge, mile 7.6 near
Venice, shall open on signal if at least
24 hours notice is given.
§ 117.500 Tchefuncta River.
The draw of the S22 Bridge, mile 2.5,
at Madisonville, shall open on signal,
from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. From 6 a.m. to 7
p.m., the draw need only open on the
hour and half hour, except that, from 6
a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday through Friday except Federal

holidays, the draw need only open on
the hour.
[USCG–2007–0079, 73 FR 12888, Mar. 11, 2008]

§ 117.501

Teche Bayou.

(a) The draws of the following bridges
shall open on signal if at least four
hours notice is given:
(1) St. Mary Parish bridge, mile 3.9 at
Calumet.
(2) St. Mary Parish bridge, mile 11.8
at Centerville.
(3) S3069 bridge, mile 16.3 at Franklin.
(4) S322 bridge, mile 17.2 at Franklin.
(5) S323 bridge, mile 22.3 at Oaklawn.
(6) St. Mary Parish bridge, mile 27.0
at Baldwin.
(7)
S324
bridge,
mile
32.5
at
Charenton.
(8) S670 bridge, mile 37.0 at Adeline.
(9) St. Mary Parish bridge, mile 38.9
at Sorrel.
(10) S671 bridge, mile 41.8 at
Jeanerette.
(11) S3182 bridge, mile 43.5 at
Jeanerette.
(12) LSU Agri bridge, mile 46.5 near
Jeanerette (notice required for opening
from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through
Friday except holidays).
(13) S320 bridge, mile 48.7 at Olivier.
(14) S3195 bridge, mile 50.4 at New
Iberia.
(15) S87 Spur bridge, mile 52.5 at New
Iberia.
(16) S86 bridge, mile 53.0 at New Iberia.
(17) S3156 bridge, mile 53.3 at New
Iberia.
(18) S44 bridge, mile 56.7 at Morbihan.
(19) Iberia Parish bridge, mile 58.0 at
New Iberia.
(20) Iberia Parish bridge, mile 60.7 at
Vida.
(21) S344 bridge, mile 62.5 at
Loreauville.
(22) S86 bridge, mile 69.0 at Daspit.
(23) S92 bridge, mile 73.3 at St.
Martinville.
(b) The draws of the S96 bridge, mile
75.2 at St. Martinville, and the S350
bridge, mile 82.0 at Parks, shall open
on signal if at least 24 hours notice is
given.
(c) The draws of the S31 bridge, mile
90.5, at Breaux Bridge, and the Union
Pacific railroad bridge, mile 91.0 at

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§ 117.511

Breaux Bridge, shall open on signal if
at least 48 hours notice is given.
(d) The draws of the bridges listed in
paragraph (a) of this section shall open
on less than four hours notice for an
emergency during the advance notice
period, and shall open on signal should
a temporary surge in waterway traffic
occur.

[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD 08–84–09, 50 FR 7586, Feb. 25,
1985; CGD8–89–02, 54 FR 27642, June 30, 1989;
CGD8–89–02, 54 FR 34769, Aug. 22, 1989; CGD8–
93–03, 58 FR 29973, May 25, 1993; CGD08–01–003,
66 FR 52687, Oct. 17, 2001; CGD08–04–028, 69 FR
49813, Aug. 12, 2004]

[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD 08–83–04, 49 FR 35936, Sept.
13, 1984; CGD 8–85–16, 50 FR 50164, Dec. 9, 1985;
CGD8–86–09, 52 FR 3225, Feb. 3, 1987; CGD8–89–
12, 54 FR 53056, Dec. 27, 1989; CGD08–93–015, 58
FR 43264, Aug. 16, 1993; USCG–1998–3799, 63 FR
35527, June 30, 1998; CGD08–03–032, 68 FR
55006, Sept. 22, 2003]

§ 117.507 Tigre Bayou.
The draw of the S330 bridge, mile 2.3
near Delcambre, shall open on signal if
at least four hours notice is given. The
draw shall open on less than four hours
notice for an emergency and shall open
on signal should a temporary surge in
waterway traffic occur.

§ 117.503

[CGD 8–85–08, 50 FR 52774, Dec. 26, 1985]

Tensas River.

The draws of the S15 bridge, mile 27.3
at Clayton, and the S128 bridge, mile
61.0 at New Light, shall open on signal
if at least 48 hours notice is given.
[CGD08–04–034, 69 FR 60556, Oct. 12, 2004]

§ 117.505

Terrebonne Bayou.

(a) The draw of the S58 bridge, mile
22.2 at Montegut, and the draw of the
S55 bridge, mile 27.3 at Klondyke, shall
open on signal; except that from 9 p.m.
to 5 a.m. the draws shall open on signal
if at least four hours notice is given.
(b) The draw of the S3087 bridge, mile
33.9 at Houma, shall open on signal; except that, from 5 p.m. to 9 a.m. the
draw shall open on signal if at least
four hours notice is given.
(c) The draws of the Howard Avenue
bridge, mile 35.0, and the Daigleville
bridge, mile 35.5, at Houma, shall open
on signal; except that, the draws need
not open for the passage of vessels
Monday through Friday, except holidays from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 4:30
p.m. to 6 p.m. From 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.,
the draws shall open on signal if at
least four hours notice is given.
(d) During advance notice periods,
the draws of the bridges listed in this
section shall open on less than four
hours notice for an emergency and

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shall open on signal should a temporary surge in waterway traffic occur.

§ 117.509 Vermilion River.
(a) The draw of the S82 bridge, mile
22.4 at Perry, shall open on signal; except that, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the
draw shall open on signal if at least
four hours notice is given.
(b) The draws of the following bridges
shall open on signal; except that, from
6 p.m. to 10 a.m. the draws shall open
on signal if at least four hours notice is
given:
(1) S14 bridge, mile 25.4 at Abbeville.
(2) S14 Bypass bridge, mile 26.0 at
Abbeville.
(3) Vermilion Parish bridge, mile 34.2
near Milton.
(4) S92 bridge, mile 37.6 at Milton.
(c) The draws of the following bridge
shall open on signal if at least four
hours notice is given:
(1) S733, mile 41.0 at Eloi Broussard.
(2) S3073 bridge, mile 44.9 at New
Flanders.
(3) S182 bridge, mile 49.0 at Lafayette.
(d) During the advance notice periods, the draws of the bridges listed in
this section shall open on less than
four hours notice for an emergency and
shall open on signal should a temporary surge in waterway traffic occur.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD 08–83–05, 49 FR 31868, Aug. 9,
1984; CGD 8–85–13, 50 FR 40832, Oct. 7, 1985]

§ 117.511 West Pearl River.
(a) The draw of the Norfolk Southern
railroad bridge, mile 22.1 at Pearl River
Station, shall open on signal if at least
six hours notice is given.

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33 CFR Ch. I (7–1–10 Edition)

(b) The draw of the US 90 bridge, mile
7.9 near Pearlington, shall open on signal if at least four hours notice is
given.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD 08–84–03, 49 FR 47231, Dec. 3,
1984]

MAINE
§ 117.521 Back Cove.
The draw of the Canadian National
railroad bridge, mile 0.2 at Portland,
need not be opened for the passage of
vessels. The draw shall be returned to
operable condition within six months
after notification from the District
Commander to do so.

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§ 117.523 Back River.
The draw of the Maine Department of
Transportation highway bridge, mile
4.6 between Hodgdon and Barters Island
at Boothbay, shall open on signal from
June 1 through October 31; except that,
from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m., the draw shall be
opened on signal if notice was given to
the drawtender from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
From November 1 through May 31 the
draw shall open on signal if at least 24
hours notice is given to the drawtender
or to the Maine Department of Transportation at Augusta.
§ 117.525 Kennebec River.
(a) The draw of the Carlton Bridge,
mile 14.0, between Bath and Woolwich
shall operate as follows:
(1) From May 15 through September
30 the draw shall open on signal; except
that, from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m., the draw
shall open on signal if a two-hour notice is given by calling the number
posted at the bridge.
(2) From October 1 through May 14
the draw shall open on signal; except
that, from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m., the draw
shall open on signal after a twenty-four
hours notice is given and from 8 a.m. to
5 p.m., on Saturday and Sunday, after
an eight-hour notice is given by calling
the number posted at the bridge.
(b) The draw of the Route-197 bridge,
mile 27.1, between Richmond and Dresden shall open on signal from June 1
through September 30, from 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. From 5 p.m. to 9 a.m., the draw
shall open on signal after notice is
given to the drawtender while the

drawtender is on duty between 9 a.m.
and 5 p.m. From October 1 through
May 31, the draw shall open on signal
after at least a twenty-four-hour advance notice is given to the Maine Department of Transportation Division
Office in Rockland, Maine.
[CGD1–89–077, 55 FR 11182, Mar. 27, 1990 as
amended by CGD1 92–002, 57 FR 24190, June 8,
1992; CGD01–98–174, 64 FR 61521, Nov. 12, 1999;
CGD01–00–193, 66 FR 9202, Feb. 7, 2001]

§ 117.527 Kennebunk River.
The Dock Square drawbridge at mile
1.0, across the Kennebunk River, between Kennebunk and Kennebunkport,
Maine, need not open for vessel traffic.
The owners of the bridge shall provide
and keep in good legible condition, two
board gages in accordance with 33 CFR
118.160, of this chapter.
[CGD01–99–024, 64 FR 60673, Nov. 8, 1999]

§ 117.529 Narraguagus River.
The draw of the highway bridge, mile
1.8 at Milbridge, shall open on signal if
at least 24 hours notice is given to the
Maine State Highway Commission, Division Office at Ellsworth.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984; 49 FR
37382, Sept. 24, 1984]

§ 117.531 Piscataqua River.
(a) The following requirements apply
to all bridges across the Piscataqua
River:
(1) Public vessels of the United
States, commercial vessels over 100
gross tons, inbound ferry service vessels and inbound commercial fishing
vessels must be passed through the
drawspan of each drawbridge as soon as
possible. The opening signal from these
vessels is four or more short blasts of a
whistle, horn or a radio request.
(2) The owners of these bridges shall
provide and keep in good legible condition clearance gauges for each draw
with figures not less than 18 inches
high designed, installed and maintained according to the provisions of
§ 118.160 of this chapter.
(3) Trains and locomotives shall be
controlled so that any delay in opening
the draw shall not exceed five minutes.
However, if a train moving toward the
bridge has crossed the home signal for
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opening of the bridge is given, that
train may continue across the bridge
and must clear the bridge interlocks
before stopping.
(4) Except as provided in paragraphs
(b) through (c) of this section the draws
shall open on signal.
(b) The draw of the Memorial (US 1)
bridge, mile 3.5, shall open on signal;
except that from 15 May through 31 October, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., the draw
need be opened only on the hour and
half hour for recreational vessels and
commercial vessels less than 100 gross
tons except as provided in (a)(1).
(c) The draw of the Sarah M. Long
(Route 1 Bypass) bridge, mile 4.0, shall
open as follows:
(1) The main ship channel draw shall
open on signal; except that from 15
May through 31 October, from 7 a.m. to
7 p.m., the draw need be opened only at
quarter of and quarter after the hour
for recreational vessels and commercial vessels less than 100 gross tons except as provided in (a)(1).
(2) The secondary recreation draw
shall be left in the fully open position
from 15 May through 31 October except
for the crossing of a train in accordance with (a)(3) above.
[CGD1–89–111, 55 FR 13275, Apr. 10, 1990, as
amended by USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70311,
Dec. 4, 2006]

§ 117.533 Sheepscot River.
The draw of the Maine Central Railroad
Bridge,
mile
15.0,
between
Wiscasset
and
North
Edgecombe,
Maine, need not be opened for the passage of vessels. The draw of the Maine
Central Railroad Bridge shall be returned to operable condition within six
months after notification by the District Commander to do so.

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[CGD01–97–128, 63 FR 18323, Apr. 15, 1998]

§ 117.537 Townsend Gut.
The draw of the Southport (SR27)
Bridge, at mile 0.7, across Townsend
Gut between Boothbay Harbor and
Southport, Maine shall open on signal;
except that, from April 29 through September 30, between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.,
the draw shall open on signal on the
hour and half hour only, after an opening request is given.
[CGD01–06–019, 71 FR 47098, Aug. 16, 2006]

MARYLAND
§ 117.541 Baltimore Harbor—Patapsco
River.
(a) The draw of the Hanover Street
S2 bridge, mile 12.0 across the Middle
Branch of the Patapsco River at Baltimore, shall open on signal from 5 a.m.
to 6:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and 6
p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The draw need not be
opened from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 4
p.m. to 6 p.m.; however, fire boats, police boats, and other vessels engaged in
emergency operations shall be passed
immediately during this period. When
a vessel desires to pass the draw from
9 p.m. to 5 a.m., notice shall be given
to the superintendent of the bridge, either at the bridge before 9 p.m. or at
the superintendent’s residence after 9
p.m. If the notice is given from 5 a.m.
to 9 p.m. or if at least one half hour has
elapsed since the notice was given, the
draw shall open promptly at the time
requested.
(b) The draw of the Western Maryland railroad bridge, mile 12.5 across
the Middle Branch of the Patapsco
River at Baltimore, shall open on signal from 7 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to
4 p.m. Monday through Friday except
legal holidays. At all other times, the
draw shall open if at least six hours notice is given. Marine firefighting equipment and pollution control vessels
shall be passed as soon as possible but
in no event more than 15 minutes after
notice is given.
§ 117.543

Bear Creek.

(a) The draws of the Baltimore County Revenue Authority (Dundalk Avenue) highway toll bridge, mile 1.5, and
the Peninsula Parkway bridge, mile
2.1, both between Dundalk and Sparrows Point, shall open on signal; except
that, from April 16 through November
15 from 12 midnight to 8 a.m. except
Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal and
State holidays, at least one half hour
notice is required.
(b) The draw of the Baltimore County
highway bridge, mile 3.4 at Wise Avenue between Dundalk and Sparrows
Point, shall open on signal if at least
four hours notice is given.

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§ 117.547 Bush River.
The draw of the Amtrak bridge, mile
6.8 at Perryman, operates as follows:
(a) When notice under paragraph (b)
of this section is given, the draw shall
open twice a day—
(1) From May 1 through September
30, on each Saturday, Sunday, and Federal holiday falling on a Friday or a
Monday; and
(2) In October, on the Saturday and
Sunday of one weekend.
(b) Notice of the need for an opening
is given to the Amtrak Assistant
Transportation Superintendent at 301–
291–4278 by an authorized representative of the Bush River Yacht Club by
noon on the Friday just preceding the
day of opening or, if that Friday is a
Federal holiday, by noon on the preceding Thursday.
(c) Amtrak determines the times for
openings and shall schedule the times—
(1) During daylight hours;
(2) Six to ten hours apart; and
(3) One opening before noon and one
after noon.
(d) Amtrak shall notify a representative of the Yacht Club of the times of
all openings for the weekend (or extended weekend) in question by 6 p.m.
on the Friday just preceding the weekend or, if that Friday is a Federal holiday, by 6 p.m. on the preceding Thursday.
(e) Each opening shall be of sufficient
duration to pass waiting vessels.
[CGD 5–85–01, 50 FR 18480, May 1, 1985]

§ 117.549 Cambridge Harbor.
The draw of the S342 bridge, mile 0.1
at Cambridge, shall open on signal
from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.; except that, from
12 noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, the draw need not be opened. The
draw need not be opened from 8 p.m. to
6 a.m.
§ 117.551 Chester River.
The draw of the S213 Bridge, mile
26.8, at Chestertown, shall open on signal if at least six hours notice is given.

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[USCG–2009–0796, 75 FR 10174, Mar. 5, 2010]

§ 117.553 Choptank River.
(a) The draw of the Maryland 331
bridge, mile 35.3, at Dover, shall open
on signal from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., year-

round, and the draw shall remain
closed from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., yearround, unless 24 hours advance notice
is given by calling (301) 820–8592 or (301)
745–2096.
(b) The draw of the Conrail bridge,
mile 50.9 at Denton, shall open on signal from May 30 through September 30
from sunrise to sunset and at all other
times if at least four hours notice is
given.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD5–90–059, 55 FR 35622, Aug.
31, 1990]

§ 117.555 College Creek.
The draws of the Naval Academy
highway bridge, mile 0.3 at Annapolis,
and the Maryland highway bridge, mile
0.4 at Annapolis, need not be opened for
the passage of vessels.
§ 117.557 Curtis Creek.
The draw of the I695 bridge, mile 0.9
at Baltimore, shall open on signal if at
least a one-hour notice is given to the
Maryland Transportation Authority in
Baltimore.
§ 117.559 Isle of Wight Bay.
The draw of the US50 bridge, mile 0.5,
at Ocean City, shall open on signal; except that, from October 1 through April
30 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., the draw shall
open if at least three hours notice is
given and from May 25 through September 15 from 9:25 a.m. to 9:55 p.m. the
draw shall open at 25 minutes after and
55 minutes after the hour for a maximum of five minutes to let accumulated vessels pass, except that, on Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., the draw
shall open on the hour for all waiting
vessels and shall remain in the open
position until all waiting vessels pass.
[CGD05–97–013, 62 FR 38909, July 21, 1997]

§ 117.561 Kent Island Narrows.
The draw of the U.S. Route 50/301
bridge, mile 1.0, Kent Island Narrows,
operates as follows:
(a) From November 1 through April
30, the draw shall open on signal from
6 a.m. to 6 p.m. but need not be opened
from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.
(b) From May 1 through October 31,
the draw shall open on signal on the
hour and half-hour from 6 a.m. to 9

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p.m., but need not be opened from 9
p.m. to 6 a.m.
(c) The draw shall open on signal for
public vessels of the United States,
state and local government vessels
used for public safety purposes, and
vessels in distress. Operational information will be available 24 hours a day
by calling 1–800–543–2515.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD5–87–055, 53 FR 9888, Mar. 28,
1988; CGD05–05–019, 70 FR 38595, July 5, 2005]

§ 117.563

Marshyhope Creek.

Miles River.

The draw of the Route S370 bridge,
mile 10.0 at Easton, Maryland, shall
open on signal; except that from November 1 through March 31, 24 hours a
day, and from April 1 through October
31, from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., a six-hour advance notice to the drawtender is required for bridge openings.
[CGD05–99–003, 64 FR 61209, Nov. 10, 1999]

§ 117.567

Patuxent River.

The draw of S231 bridge, mile 18.5 at
Benedict, shall open on signal; except
that, from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., the draw
shall open on signal if notice is given
to the Toll Captain at the Administration Building at the east end of the
bridge before 6 p.m.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984; 49 FR
37382, Sept. 24, 1984]

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§ 117.569

[CGD5–87–063, 53 FR 16548, May 10, 1988]

§ 117.570

Sassafras River.

The draw of the Sassafras River
(Route 213) bridge, mile 10.0 at Georgetown, Maryland, shall open on signal;
except that from November 1 through
March 31, from midnight to 8 a.m., the
draw need only open if at least a sixhour advance notice is given.
[CGD05–99–006, 64 FR 61207, Nov. 10, 1999]

The draw of the S14 bridge, mile 5.8
at Brookview, need not be opened for
the passage of vessels. The operating
machinery shall be maintained in a
serviceable condition.
§ 117.565

if at least five hours advance notice is
given.

Pocomoke River.

(a) The Conrail railroad bridge, mile
15.2, at Pocomoke City, shall open on
signal, except between November 1 and
March 31 the draw must open only if at
least five hours advance notice is
given.
(b) The draw of the Route 675 bridge,
mile 15.6, at Pocomoke City, shall open
on signal, except between November 1
and March 31 the draw must open only
if at least five hours advance notice is
given.
(c) The draw of the S12 bridge, mile
29.9, at Snow Hill, shall open on signal

§ 117.571

Spa Creek.

The S181 bridge, mile 4.0, at Annapolis, Maryland:
(a) From May 1 to October 31, Monday through Friday, except Federal
and State holidays:
(1) The draw shall remain closed from
7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 4:30 p.m.
to 7:30 p.m., except the draw shall open
at 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. for any vessels
waiting to pass.
(2) The draw shall open on the hour
and the half-hour, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30
p.m.
(3) The draw shall open on the hour
and half hour, from 7:30 p.m. to 7:30
a.m.
(b) From November 1 to April 30,
Monday through Friday, except Federal and State holidays:
(1) The draw shall remain closed from
7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 4:30 p.m.
to 6:00 p.m.
(2) The draw shall open on signal
from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and from 6:00
p.m. to 7:30 a.m.
(c) On Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays year-round, the draw shall open
on the hour and half-hour for vessels
waiting to pass. Except on July 4th of
every year from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.,
the draw need not open for vessels, and
in the event of inclement weather, the
alternate date is July 5th.
(d) The drawspan must always open
on signal for public vessels of the
United States.
[CGD5–90–002, 55 FR 4604, Feb. 9, 1990, as
amended by CGD05–94–08, 59 FR 44316, Aug.
29, 1994; CGD05–04–052, 69 FR 63066, Oct. 29,
2004; USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70311, Dec. 4,
2006]

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§ 117.573 Stoney Creek.
The draw of the Stoney Creek (S173)
bridge, mile 0.9, in Riviera shall open
on signal, except:
(a) From 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from
3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through
Friday except Federal and State holidays, the draw need be opened only at
7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. if any vessels are
waiting to pass.
(b) From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, the draw need be opened only on
the hour and half hour.
(c) Public vessels of the United
States must be passed as soon as possible.
[CGD5–92–012, 57 FR 14643, Apr. 22, 1992, as
amended by USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70311,
Dec. 4, 2006]

§ 117.575 Susquehanna River.
The draw of the Conrail bridge, mile
1.0 at Havre de Grace, shall open on
signal if at least 24 hours notice is
given.
§ 117.577 Weems Creek.
The draw of the S437 bridge, mile 0.7
at West Annapolis, shall open on signal
from sunrise to sunset from May 1
through September 30. At all other
times, the draw shall open on signal if
at least five hours notice is given.

feet, for vessels owned or operated by
the U.S. Government, the State of Massachusetts, or by local authorities.
(c) Each opening of the draw, from
the time vehicular traffic flow is
stopped until the flow resumes, shall
not exceed 15 minutes except for vessels whose draft exceeds 15 feet or in
extraordinary circumstances.
(d) From 6 p.m. on December 24 to
midnight on December 25 and from 6
p.m. on December 31 to midnight on
January 1, the draw shall open on signal if at least a two-hour notice is
given by calling the number posted at
the bridge.
[CGD 1–84–10R, 49 FR 36841, Sept. 20, 1984, as
amended by CGD01–00–135, 65 FR 38207, June
20, 2000]

§ 117.586 Annisquam
Blynman Canal.

[CGD05–07–025, 72 FR 42307, Aug. 2, 2007]

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MASSACHUSETTS
§ 117.585 Acushnet River.
(a) The drawspan will be opened
promptly, provided proper signal is
given, on the following schedule:
(1) On the hour between 6:00 a.m. and
10:00 a.m. inclusive;
(2) At a quarter past the hour between 11:15 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. inclusive.
(3) At all other times on call.
(b) The draw will be opened at any
time for vessels whose draft exceeds 15

[CGD01–04–096, 69 FR 67058, Nov. 16, 2004]

Apponagansett River.

(a) The draw of the Padanaram
Bridge mile 1.0 shall open on signal 1
May through 31 October from 5 a.m. to
9 p.m. daily as follows:
(1) The bridge shall open on signal,
twice an hour, on the hour and the half
hour between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. and between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.
(2) The bridge shall open on signal,
once an hour, on the hour between 9
a.m. and 8 p.m.
(b) At all other times the bridge shall
open if at least four (4) hours advance
notice is given.
(c) The owners of this bridge shall
provide and maintain mooring facilities for vessels to make fast while
waiting for the bridge to open.
(d) The owners of this bridge shall
provide and keep in good legible condition, clearance gauges for each draw
with figures not less than twelve (12)
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The draw of the Blynman (SR127)
Bridge shall open on signal, except
that, from noon to 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, 6 p.m. on December 24 to
midnight on December 25, and from 6
p.m. on December 31 to midnight on
January 1, the draw shall open on signal if at least a two-hour advance notice is given by calling the number
posted at the bridge.

§ 117.587
§ 117.579 Wicomico
River
(North
Prong).
The draws of the Main Street and
U.S. 50 bridges, mile 22.4, Salisbury,
Maryland shall open on signal if at
least four hours notice is given by calling the telephone contact number at
(410) 430–7461.

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maintained according to the provisions
of section 118.160 of this chapter.
[CGD01–95–008, 60 FR 29761, June 6, 1995]

§ 117.588

Bass River.

The Hall Whitaker Bridge, mile 0.6 at
Beverly, shall operate as follows:
(a) Public vessels of the United
States must be passed as soon as possible.
(b) The owners of this bridge shall
provide and keep in good legible condition clearance gauges for each draw
with figures not less than 12 inches
high designed, installed and maintained according to the provisions of
§ 118.160 of this chapter.
(c) That the drawspan for the Hall
Whitaker Drawbridge must open on
signal if at least 24 hours notice is
given.
[CGD1–91–015, 56 FR 41460, Aug. 21, 1991, as
amended by USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70311,
Dec. 4, 2006]

§ 117.589

Cape Cod Canal.

The draw of the Conrail railroad
bridge, mile 0.7 at Bourne, shall operate as follows:
(a) The draw is normally in the fully
open position except for the passage of
trains or for maintenance. No signal is
required if the draw is in the fully open
position.
(b) If the draw is not in the fully open
position, the opening signal is one prolonged and one short blast.
(c) Signals to be sounded from the
bridge are—
(1) Immediately preceding the opening of the draw, one prolonged blast;
(2) Immediately preceding the closing
of the draw, two prolonged blasts;
(3) When a vessel has sounded the
opening signal and the draw cannot be
opened immediately, five short blasts
in a rapid succession; and
(4) When the draw is closed and visibility is reduced in foggy weather, five
short blasts in rapid succession every
two minutes.

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§ 117.591 Charles River and its tributaries.
(a) The following requirements apply
to all bridges across the Charles River
and it’s tributaries:

(1) Public vessels of the United
States, state or local vessels used for
public safety, and vessels in distress
shall be passed through the draw of
each bridge as soon as possible without
delay at any time. The opening signal
from these vessels is four or more short
blasts of a whistle or horn, or a radio
request.
(2) The owners of these bridges shall
provide and keep in good legible condition clearance gauges for each draw
with figures not less than 12 inches
high designed, installed and maintained according to the provisions of
§ 118.160 of this chapter.
(3) Trains and locomotives shall be
controlled so that any delay in opening
the draw span shall not exceed ten
minutes. However, if a train moving toward the bridge has crossed the home
signal for the bridge before the signal
requesting opening of the bridge is
given, that train may continue across
the bridge and must clear the bridge
interlocks before stopping.
(4) Except as provided in paragraph
(b) through (f) of this section, the
draws shall open on signal.
(b) The draw of the Charlestown
Bridge, mile 0.4 at Boston, need not be
opened for the passage of vessels.
(c) The draw of the Massachusetts
Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA/
Amtrak Bridge, mile 0.8, at Boston,
shall open on signal; except that from
6:15 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. to
6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays, the draw need not be
opened for the passage of vessels, except as stated in paragraph (a)(1) of
this section.
(d) The draw of the Massachusetts
Bay Transportation Authority (East
Cambridge Viaduct) railroad Bridge,
mile 1.0 at Boston, need not be opened
for the passage of vessels. However, the
operating machinery of the draw shall
be maintained in an operable condition.
(e) The draw of the Metropolitan District Commission (Craigie) Bridge, mile
1.0 at Boston, shall operate as follows:
(1) Open on signal; except that from
6:15 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. to
6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays, the draw need not open
for the passage of vessels, except as

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stated in paragraph (a)(1) of this section.
(2) From December 1 to March 31, the
draw shall open on signal after a 24
hour advance notice is given.
(3) From midnight to 8 a.m., April,
May, October, and November, the draw
shall open on signal after at least an
eight-hour advance notice is given.
(f) The draws of the bridges across
Broad Canal, mile 0.0, need not open for
the passage of vessels. However, the
draws shall be returned to operable
condition within one year after notification by the District Commander to
do so.
[CGD1 91–141, 57 FR 30405, July 9, 1992, as
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§ 117.593 Chelsea River.
All drawbridges across the Chelsea
River shall open on signal. The opening
signal for each drawbridge is two prolonged blasts followed by two short
blasts and one prolonged blast. The acknowledging signal is three prolonged
blasts when the draw can be opened immediately and is two prolonged blasts
when the draw cannot be opened or is
open and must be closed.
§ 117.595 Danvers River.
(a) The requirements in this paragraph apply to all bridges across the
Danvers River:
(1) The owners of these bridges shall
provide and keep in good legible condition clearance gauges for each draw
with figures not less than 12 inches
high, designed, installed, and maintained according to the provisions of
§ 118.160 of this chapter.
(2) Trains and locomotives shall be
controlled so that any delay in opening
the draw span shall not exceed ten
minutes. However, if a train moving toward the bridge has crossed the home
signal for the bridge before the signal
requesting opening of the bridge is
given, that train may continue across
the bridge and must clear the bridge
interlocks before stopping.
(b) The draw of the Massachusetts
Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)/
AMTRAK Bridge, at mile 0.05, between
Salem and Beverly, shall open on signal; except that, from midnight to 5
a.m., daily, and on December 25 and

January 1, the draw shall open as soon
as possible, but not more than one hour
after notice is given to the drawtenders
either at the bridge during the time
the drawtenders are on duty or by calling the number posted at the bridge.
(c) The Kernwood Bridge, at mile 1.0,
shall operate as follows:
(1) From May 1 through September
30, midnight to 5 a.m., and from October 1 through April 30, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.,
draw shall open on signal after at least
a one-hour advance notice is given by
calling the number posted at the
bridge.
(2) From noon to 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and all day on Christmas
and New Years Day, the draw shall
open on signal after at least a one-hour
advance notice is given by calling the
number posted at the bridge.
[CGD01–99–148, 64 FR 46275, Aug. 25, 1999, as
amended by CGD01–04–096, 69 FR 67058, Nov.
16, 2004]

§ 117.597

Dorchester Bay.

The draw of the of the William T.
Morrisey Boulevard Bridge, mile 0.0, at
Boston, shall operate as follows:
(a) From 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4:30
p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday,
except holidays, the draw need not
open for the passage of vessel traffic.
(b) The draw shall open on signal
from April 16 through May 31, from 8
a.m. through midnight, except as provided in paragraph (a) of this section.
From midnight through 8 a.m. at least
an eight-hour advance notice is required for bridge openings.
(c) The draw shall open on signal at
all times from June 1 through September 30, except as provided in paragraph (a) of this section.
(d) The draw shall open on signal
from October 1 through October 14, 8
a.m. through midnight, except as provided in paragraph (a) of this section.
From midnight through 8 a.m. at least
an eight-hour advance notice is required for bridge openings.
(e) The draw shall open on signal
from October 15 through April 15, after
at least a 24 hours notice is given, except as provided in paragraph (a) of
this section.
[CGD01–02–026, 68 FR 59116, Oct. 14, 2003]

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§ 117.603

§ 117.598 Eel Pond Channel.
The following requirements apply to
the draw of Eel Pond (Water Street)
drawbridge at mile 0.0 at Falmouth,
Massachusetts.
(a) The draw shall open at all times
as soon as possible for a public vessels
of the United States, State or local
vessels used for public safety, and vessels in distress. The opening signal for
these vessels shall be four or more
short blast of a whistle, horn, or radio
request.
(b) The owners of this bridge shall
provide and keep in good legible condition clearance gauges for each draw
with figures not less than 12 inches
high designed, installed and maintained according to the provisions of
section 118.160 of this chapter.
(c) The draw shall operate as follows:
(1) On signal from October 15 through
May 14, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. except as
provided in paragraph (c)(3)(i) of this
section.
(2) Need open on signal only on the
hour and half hour as follows:
(i) From May 15 through June 14 and
from September 16 through October 14,
from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
(ii) From June 15 through September
15, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
(3) The draw shall open on signal if at
least 8 hours advance notice is given:
(i) At all times on Christmas, New
Years, Easter and all Sundays in January and February.
(ii) At all other times not stipulated
in paragraphs (c)(1) and (c)(2) of this
section.

given by calling the number posted at
the bridge.

[CGD1 90–024, 55 FR 20263, May 16, 1990]

§ 117.603

§ 117.599 Fort Point Channel.
The draw of the Northern Avenue
Bridge, mile 0.1, at Boston, shall operate as follows:
(a) From May 1 through October 31,
the draw shall open on signal from 7
a.m. to 11 p.m. From 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
the draw shall open on signal if at least
a two-hour advance notice is given by
calling the number posted at the
bridge.
(b) From November 1 through April
30, the draw shall open on signal from
7 a.m. to 3 p.m. From 3 p.m. to 7 a.m.
the draw shall open on signal if at least
a twenty-four hours advance notice is

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Bridge at mile 1.0 in
Manchester, shall operate as follows:
(a) The draw shall open on signal—
(1) From Memorial Day through September 30 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.;
(2) From April 1 to Memorial Day and
from October 1 to November 1 from 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
(b) At all other times, the draw shall
open on signal with at least four hours
notice.
(c) The owner of this bridge shall provide and keep in good legible condition,
clearance gauges for each draw with
figures not less than twelve (12) inches

[CGD01–00–234, 66 FR 10817, Feb. 20, 2001]

§ 117.600

Lagoon Pond.

The draw of the Lagoon Pond Bridge,
mile 0.0 in Tisbury, Massachusetts,
shall operate as follows:
(a) The draw shall open on signal
from May 15 through September 15,
from 8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., from 10:15
a.m. to 11 a.m., from 3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m.,
from 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., and from 7:30
p.m. to 8 p.m. At all other times the
draw will open for the passage of vessels if at least four (4) hours advance
notice is given by calling the number
posted at the bridge.
(b) The draw shall open on signal
from September 16 through May 14 if at
least a twenty-four (24) hours advance
notice is given by calling the number
posted at the bridge.
(c) The owners of this bridge shall
provide and keep in good legible condition, clearance gauges for each draw
with figures not less than twelve (12)
inches high designed, installed and
maintained according to the provisions
of section 118.160 of this chapter.
[CGD01–95–001, 60 FR 51729, Oct. 3, 1995]

§ 117.601

Malden River.

The draw of the S16 bridge, mile 0.3
between Medford and Everett, need not
be opened for the passage of vessels.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984; 49 FR
37382, Sept. 24, 1984]

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high designed, installed and maintained in accordance with the provisions of section 118.160 of this chapter.

by calling the Chatham Harbormasters
Department.
[CGD01–05–006, 70 FR 32235, June 2, 2005]

[CGD01–97–022, 62 FR 50509, Sept. 26, 1997]

§ 117.609
§ 117.605

Merrimack River.

(a) The draw of the Newburyport US1
Bridge, mile 3.4, shall operate as follows:
(1) From May 1 through November 15,
from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., the draw shall
open on signal; except that, from Memorial Day through Labor Day, from 6
a.m. to 10 p.m., the draw shall open on
signal only on the hour and half hour.
(2) At all other times the draw shall
open on signal after at least a one-hour
advance notice is given by calling the
number posted at the bridge.
(b) The draw of the Boston and Maine
railroad bridge, mile 3.4 at Newburyport, is normally maintained in the
fully open position. When the draw is
in the closed position, a drawtender
shall be on duty and the draw shall
open on signal.
(c) The drawspans for the Massachusetts Department of Public Works
drawbridges, mile 5.8 at Newburyport
and mile 12.6 at Rock Village, and
Groveland Drawbridge, mile 16.5 at
Groveland, must open on signal if at
least two hours notice is given. Public
vessels of the United States must be
passed through the drawspans as soon
as possible.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD01–94–094, 60 FR 58518, Nov.
28, 1995; CGD01–99–029, 65 FR 24640, Apr. 27,
2000; USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70311, Dec. 4,
2006]

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§ 117.607

Mystic River.

(a) The draw of the S99 Alford Street
Bridge, mile 1.4, shall open on signal;
except that, Monday through Saturday, excluding holidays, the draw need
not open for the passage of vessel traffic from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m., 9:10 a.m. to
10 a.m., and 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., daily.
From November 1 through March 31,
between 3 p.m. and 7 a.m., at least an
eight-hour advance notice is required
for bridge openings by calling the number posted at the bridge.
(b) The draw of the Wellington
Bridge, mile 2.5, need not open for the
passage of vessel traffic.
[CGD01–02–020, 67 FR 63261, Oct. 11, 2002]

§ 117.611

Neponset River.

The Granite Avenue Bridge, mile 2.5,
between Boston and Milton, Massachusetts, shall operate as follows:
(a) The draw of the Granite Avenue
Bridge shall open on signal from May 1
through October 31; 6 a.m. to 12 midnight. At all other times the draw shall
open on signal if at least one hour advance notice is given by calling the
number posted at the bridge.
(b) The owners of this bridge shall
provide and keep in good legible condition, clearance gauges for each draw
with figures not less than twelve (12)
inches high designed, installed and
maintained according to the provisions
of § 118.160 of this chapter.
[CGD01–94–087, 60 FR 54432, Oct. 24, 1995]

Mitchell River.

The Chatham Highway Bridge, at
mile 0.2, at Chatham, Massachusetts,
shall operate as follows:
(a) From May 1 through October 31,
the draw shall open on signal from 8
a.m. to 5 p.m., if at least one-hour notice is given and from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m.
the draw shall open on signal if at least
12-hours notice is given by calling the
Chatham Harbormasters Department.
(b) From November 1 through April
30, the draw shall open on signal if at
least a 24-hours advance notice is given

§ 117.613

North River.

The draw of the Plymouth County
(Bridge Street) Bridge, mile 4.0, at
Norwell, shall open on signal from May
1 through October 31 if at least four
hours notice is given. From November
1 through April 30, the draw shall open
on signal if at least 24 hours notice is
given.
[CGD01–97–126, 63 FR 18323, Apr. 15, 1998]

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§ 117.615 Plum Island River.
The draw of the Plum Island Turnpike Bridge, mile 3.3 between Newburyport and Plum Island, shall operate as
follows:
(a) From April 1 through November
30, 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., the draw shall open
on signal if at least one hour advance
notice is given by calling the number
posted at the bridge. At all other times
the draw shall open on signal if at least
three hours advance notice is given.
(b) The owners of this bridge shall
provide and keep in good legible condition, clearance gauges for each draw
with figures not less than twelve (12)
inches high, designed, installed and
maintained according to the provisions
of § 118.160 of this chapter.

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[CGD01–94–057, 60 FR 54431, Oct. 24, 1995]

§ 117.618 Saugus River.
(a) The following requirements apply
to all bridges across the Saugus River:
(1) Public vessels of the United
States, state or local vessels used for
public safety, and vessels in distress
shall be passed through the draw of
each bridge as soon as possible at any
time. The opening signal from these
vessels is four or more short blasts of a
whistle or horn or a radio request.
(2) The owners of these bridges shall
provide and keep in good legible condition clearance gauges with figures not
less than 12 inches high designed, installed and maintained according to
provisions of § 118.160 of this chapter.
(3) Trains and locomotives shall be
controlled so that any delay in opening
the draw span shall not exceed seven
minutes. However, if a train moving toward the bridge has crossed the home
signal for the bridge before the signal
requesting opening of the bridge is
given, the train may continue across
the bridge and must clear the bridge
interlocks before stopping.
(b) The draw of the General Edwards
SR1A Bridge, mile 1.7, between Revere
and Lynn, shall open on signal; except
that, from April 1 through November
30, from midnight through 8 a.m. at
least an eight-hour advance notice is
required for bridge openings, and at all
times from December 1 through March
31, at least an eight-hour advance notice is required for bridge openings.

(c) The Fox Hill (SR107) Bridge, at
mile 2.5, shall operate as follows:
(1) The draw shall open on signal, except that, from October 1 through May
31, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., the draw shall
open after at least a one-hour advance
notice is given by calling the number
posted at the bridge.
(2) From noon to 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, and all day on Christmas,
and New Years Day, the draw shall
open on signal after at least a one-hour
advance notice is given by calling the
number posted at the bridge.
[CGD1 91–004, 56 FR 60064, Nov. 27, 1991, as
amended by CGD01–94–150, 60 FR 51730, Oct. 3,
1995; GD01–02–026, 68 FR 59116, Oct. 14, 2003;
CGD01–04–096, 69 FR 67058, Nov. 16, 2004]

§ 117.619 Taunton River.
(a) The owners of the Brightman
Street and Bristol County bridges shall
provide and keep in good legible condition clearance gauges for each draw
with figures not less than twelve
inches high, designed, installed, and
maintained according to the provisions
of § 118.160 of this chapter.
(b) The Brightman Street Bridge, at
mile 1.8, between Fall River and Somerset, shall open on signal, except that:
(1) From June 1 through August 31,
the draw need not open for the passage
of pleasure craft, 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and
4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through
Friday, except holidays. The draw shall
open on signal for commercial vessel
traffic at all times.
(2) From November 1 through March
31, between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. daily, the
draw shall open if at least a one-hour
advance notice is given by calling the
number posted at the bridge.
(3) From 6 p.m. on December 24 to
midnight on December 25, and from 6
p.m. on December 31 to midnight on
January 1, the draw shall open on signal if at least a two-hour advance notice is given by calling the number
posted at the bridge.
(c) The Bristol County Bridge, mile
10.3, shall open on signal if at least
twenty-four hours’ notice is given by
calling the number posted at the
bridge.
[CGD01–97–098, 63 FR 70662, Dec. 22, 1998, as
amended by CGD01–00–135, 65 FR 38207, June
20, 2000; CGD01–04–143, 70 FR 15767, Mar. 29,
2005]

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§ 117.620 Westport
Branch.

River—East

The Westport Point Bridge, mile 1.2
at Westport, shall operate as follows:
(a) Public vessels of the United
States must be passed as soon as possible.
(b) The owners of this bridge shall
provide and keep in good legible condition clearance gauges for each draw
with figures not less than 12 inches
high designed, installed, and maintained, according to the provisions of
§ 118.160 of this chapter.
(c) That the drawspan for the Westport Point Drawbridge, mile 1.2 at
Westport, must open on signal if at
least 24 hours notice is given.
[CGD1–91–014, 56 FR 41462, Aug. 21, 1991, as
amended by USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70311,
Dec. 4, 2006]

§ 117.621

Fore River.

The draw of the Quincy Weymouth
SR3A bridge, mile 3.5 between Quincy
Point and North Weymouth, Massachusetts, shall open on signal, except that:
(a) From 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through
Friday, except holidays observed in the
locality, the draw need not be opened.
(b) The draw shall open on signal at
all times for self-propelled vessels
greater than 10,000 gross tons.
(c) From noon to 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, from 6 p.m. on December 24
to midnight on December 25, and from
6 p.m. on December 31 to midnight on
January 1, the draw shall open on signal after at least a two-hour advance
notice is given by calling the number
posted at the bridge.

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[CGD01–94–159, 60 FR 2688, Jan. 11, 1995, as
amended by CGD01–00–135, 65 FR 38207, June
20, 2000; CGD01–04–096, 69 FR 67058, Nov. 16,
2004]

§ 117.622 West Bay
The draw of the West Bay Bridge,
mile 1.2, at Osterville, shall operate as
follows:
(1) From November 1 through April
30, the draw shall open on signal if at
least a twenty-four hours advance notice is given.
(2) From May 1 through June 15, the
draw shall open on signal from 8 a.m.
to 6 p.m.

(3) From June 16 through September
30, the draw shall open on signal from
7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
(4) From October 1 through October
31, the draw shall open on signal from
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
(5) At all other times from May 1
through October 31, the draw shall
open on signal if at least a four-hours
advance notice is given by calling the
number posted at the bridge.
[CGD01–01–038, 66 FR 46525, Sept. 6, 2001]

MICHIGAN
§ 117.624

Black River (South Haven).

The draw of the Dyckman Avenue
bridge, mile 1.9 at South Haven, shall
open as follows:
(a) From May 1 through October 14—
(1) From 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days
a week the draw need open only on the
hour and half-hour; however, Mondays
through Fridays the draw need not
open at 12 noon and 1 p.m. Commercial
vessels shall be passed through the
draw of this bridge as soon as possible
even though this regulated period is in
effect.
(2) From 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., no
bridgetender is required to be in continuous attendance at the bridge and
the draw shall open on signal for commercial vessels and pleasure craft if at
least a three hour advance notice is
given.
(b) From October 15 through April 30,
the draw shall open on signal for the
passage of commercial vessels and
pleasure craft if at least a twelve hour
advance notice is given.
(c) At all times, the draw shall open
as soon as possible for public vessels of
the United States, state or local government vessels used for public safety
and vessels in distress.
[CGD 09 85–21, 51 FR 13219, Apr. 18, 1986]

§ 117.625

Black River.

(a) For all drawbridges across the
Black River, notice requesting the
opening of a draw may be given to the
dispatcher of the Port Huron Police
Department. Public vessels of the
United States, state or local vessels
used for public safety, and vessels in
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drawbridge on the river as soon as possible.
(b) The draws of the Military Street
bridge, mile 0.3, and Seventh Street
bridge, mile 0.5, both at Port Huron,
shall open on signal; except that, from
May 1 through October 31 from 9 a.m.
to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday
except Federal holidays, the draw need
be opened only on the hour and half
hour and, from November 1 through
November 30 and April 1 through April
30 from 4 p.m. to 8 a.m., the draw shall
open if at least three hours notice is
given. From December 1 through
March 31, the draw shall open if at
least 24 hours notice is given.
(c) The draw of the Tenth Street
bridge, mile 0.9 at Port Huron, shall
open on signal—
(1) From May 1 through October 31
from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and from 11 p.m.
to 8 a.m., if at least one hours notice is
given;
(2) From April 1 through April 30 and
November 1 through November 30, if at
least three hours notice is given; and
(3) From December 1 through March
31, if at least 24 hours notice is given.

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§ 117.627

Cheboygan River.

The draw of the US 23 highway
bridge, mile 0.9 at Cheboygan shall operate as follows:
(a) From April 1 through May 15 and
from September 16 through December
14, the draw shall open on signal.
(b) From May 16 through September
15—
(1) Between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6
a.m., seven days a week, the draw shall
open on signal.
(2) Between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6
p.m., seven days a week, the draw need
open only from three minutes before to
three minutes after the quarter-hour
and three-quarter hour.
(c) From December 15 through March
31, no bridgetender is required to be at
the bridge and the draw need not open
unless a request to open the draw is
given at least 12-hours in advance of a
vessels intended time of passage
through the draw.
(d) At all times, the draw shall open
as soon as possible for the passage of
public vessels of the United States,
State or local vessels used for public

safety, commercial vessels, and vessels
in distress.
[CGD09–91–03, 56 FR 37474, Aug. 7, 1991, as
amended by CGD09–01–008, 66 FR 32749, June
18, 2001]

§ 117.631 Detroit River (Trenton Channel).
(a) The draw of the Grosse Ile Toll
bridge (Bridge Road), mile 8.8, at
Grosse Ile, shall operate as follows:
(1) Between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11
p.m., seven days a week and holidays,
the draw need open only from three
minutes before to three minutes after
the hour and half-hour for pleasure
craft; for commercial vessels, during
this period of time, the draw shall open
on signal as soon as possible.
(2) Between the hours of 11 p.m. and
7 a.m., the draw shall open on signal
for pleasure craft and commercial vessels.
(b) The draw of the Wayne County
highway bridge (Grosse Ile Parkway),
mile 5.6, at Grosse Ile, shall operate as
follows:
(1) From March 16 through December
14—
(i) Between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11
p.m., seven days a week and holidays,
the draw need open only from three
minutes before to three minutes after
the quarter and three-quarter hour for
pleasure craft, with no opening required at 7:45 a.m., 8:45 a.m., 4:15 p.m.
and 5:15 p.m., Monday through Friday,
except holidays; for commercial vessels, during these periods of time, the
draw shall open on signal as soon as
possible.
(ii) Between the hours of 11 p.m. and
7 a.m., the draw shall open on signal
for pleasure craft and commercial vessels.
(2) From December 15 through March
15, no bridgetenders are required to be
on duty at the bridge and the bridge
shall open on signal if at least a
twelve-hour advance notice is given.
(c) At all times, the bridges listed in
this section shall open as soon as possible for public vessels of the United
States, State or local government vessels used for public safety and vessels
in distress.
[CGD09 87–07, 52 FR 39520, Oct. 22, 1987, as
amended by USCG–2005–21531, 70 FR 36349,
June 23, 2005]

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§ 117.633 Grand River.
(a) Public vessels of the United
States, state or local vessels used for
public safety, commercial vessels, and
vessels in distress shall be passed
through the draw of each bridge as
soon as possible.
(b) The draw of the CSX Transportation Corp. railroad bridge, mile 2.8 at
Grand Haven, shall open on signal; except that, from December 15 through
March 15, the draw shall open on signal
if at least 12 hours notice is given.
(c) The draw of the U.S. Route 31
bridge, mile 2.9 at Grand Haven, shall
open on signal for pleasure craft(1) From March 16 through December
14, from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., seven
days a week, once an hour, on the halfhour; except the draw need not open for
pleasure craft at 7:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m.,
and 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday, and Friday, and at 7:30 a.m.,
12:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
(2) From December 15 through March
15, if at least 12 hours notice is given.
(d) The draw of the Grand Trunk
Western railroad bridge, mile 0.2 across
the mouth of Spring Lake, shall open
on signal; except that, from December
15 through March 15, the draw shall
open on signal if at least 24 hours notice is given.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD09–97–008, 62 FR 43098, Aug.
12, 1997]

§ 117.635 Keweenaw Waterway.
The draw of the US41 bridge, mile
16.0 between Houghton and Hancock,
shall open on signal; except that, from
January 1 through March 15, the draws
shall open on signal if at least 24 hours
notice is given.

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[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984]

§ 117.637 Manistee River.
(a) The draws of the Maple Street
bridge, mile 1.1, and US–31 highway
bridge, mile 1.4, both at Manistee, shall
operate as follows:
(1) From May 1 through October 31,
between 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., the bridges
shall open on signal. From 11 p.m. to 7
a.m., the bridges need not open unless
notice is given at least two hours in advance of a vessel’s time of intended
passage through the draws.

(2) From November 1 through April
30, the bridges need not open unless notice is given at least 24 hours in advance of a vessel’s time of intended
passage through the draws.
(b) The CSX Transportation railroad
bridge, mile 1.5, at Manistee, shall open
on signal from May 1 to October 31.
From November 1 to April 30, the
bridge need not open unless notice is
given at least 24 hours in advance of a
vessel’s time of intended passage
through the draw.
[CGD 09–93–006, 58 FR 52442, Oct. 8, 1993, as
amended by CGD09–97–014, 62 FR 43931, Aug.
18, 1997]

§ 117.639

Ontonagon River.

The draw of the S64 bridge, mile 0.2
at Ontonagon, shall open on signal
from April 1 through November 15 from
7 a.m. to 11 p.m. and from 11 p.m. to 7
a.m., if at least one hour notice is
given. From November 16 through
March 31, the draw shall open on signal
if at least 24 hours notice is given.
§ 117.641

Pine River (Charlevoix).

(a) The draw of the U.S. 31 bridge,
mile 0.3 at Charlevoix, shall be operated as follows:
(1) From April 1 through December
31, the draw shall open on signal; except from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., April 1 to
October 31, the draw need open only
from three minutes before to three
minutes after the hour and half-hour
for recreational vessels. Public vessels
of the United States, state or local vessels used for public safety, commercial
vessels, vessels in distress, and vessels
seeking shelter from severe weather
shall be passed through the draw as
soon as possible.
(2) From January 1, through March
31, the draw shall open on signal if at
least 12 hours advance notice is provided prior to a vessel’s intended time
of passage.
(b) The owner of the bridge shall provide and keep in good legible condition
two board gauges painted white with
black figures not less than six inches
high to indicate the vertical clearance
under the closed draw at all water levels. The gages shall be placed on the
bridge so that they are plainly visible

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§ 117.653

to operators of vessels approaching the
bridge either up or downstream.
[CGD09–00–001, 65 FR 15240, Mar. 22, 2000]

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§ 117.643 Pine River (St. Clair).
The draw of the S29 bridge, mile 0.1
at St. Clair, shall open on signal from
April 1 through November 30 from 2
a.m. to 8 a.m. and from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.
on the hour and one-half hour. From
December 1 through March 31, the draw
shall open on signal if at least 24 hours
notice is given. Public vessels of the
United States, state or local vessels
used for public safety, and vessels in
distress shall be passed through the
draw as soon as possible.
§ 117.647 Saginaw River.
(a) The draws of the Lake State Railways railroad bridge, mile 3.10 at Bay
City, and the Central Michigan railroad bridge, mile 4.94 at Bay City, shall
open on signal; except that, from December 16 through March 15, the draws
shall open on signal if at least 12 hours
advance notice is provided.
(b) The draws of the Independence
bridge, mile 3.88, Liberty Street bridge,
mile 4.99, Veterans Memorial bridge,
mile 5.60, and Lafayette Street bridge,
mile 6.78, all in Bay City, shall open on
signal from March 16 through December 15, except as follows:
(1) From 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 3:30
p.m. to 5:30 p.m. except Saturdays,
Sundays, and holidays observed in the
locality, the draws need not be opened
for the passage of vessels of less than 50
gross tons.
(2) From 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 4:30
p.m. to 5:30 p.m. except on Sundays and
Federal holidays, the draws need not be
opened for the passage of downbound
vessels of over 50 gross tons.
(3) From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal holidays,
the draws of the Independence and Veterans Memorial bridges need not be
opened for the passage of pleasure craft
except from three minutes before to
three minutes after the hour and halfhour.
(4) From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal holidays,
the draws of the Liberty Street and Lafayette Street bridges need not be
opened for the passage of pleasure
craft, except from three minutes before

to three minutes after the quarter hour
and three-quarter hour.
(5) From December 16 through March
15, the draws of these bridges shall
open on signal if at least 12 hours notice is given.
(c) The draw of the CSX railroad
bridge, mile 18.0, need not be opened for
the passage of vessels. The owner shall
return the draw to an operable condition within a reasonable time when directed by the District Commander to
do so.
(d) The draw of the Grand Trunk
Western railroad bridge, mile 19.2, need
not be opened for the passage of vessels.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD09–94–019, 59 FR 36063, July
15, 1994; CGD09–96–003, 61 FR 24236, May 14,
1996; CGD09–02–017, 67 FR 49240, July 30, 2002]

§ 117.651

St. Joseph River.

The draws of the US33 (Blossomland)
bridge, mile 0.9, and the BL–94 (Bicentennial) bridge, mile 1.3, both at St. Joseph, shall be operated as follows:
(a) From March 1 through May 14,
from October 1 through December 15,
and from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. from May 15
through September 30, the draws shall
open on signal.
(b) From 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. from May 15
through September 30, the draw of the
Blossomland bridge need be opened
only from three minutes before to
three minutes after the hour and half
hour, and the draw of the Bicentennial
bridge need be opened only from three
minutes before to three minutes after
the quarter and three-quarter hour.
(c) From December 16 through the
last day of February, the draw of both
bridges shall open on signal if at least
12 hours notice is given.
(d) Public vessels of the United
States, state and local government vessels used for public safety, commercial
vessels, and vessels in distress shall be
passed through the draw of both
bridges as soon as possible.
§ 117.653

St. Mary’s Falls Canal.

The draw of the International Railway bridge, mile 1.0 at Sault Ste.
Marie, shall be maintained in the fully
open position during the navigation
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33 CFR Ch. I (7–1–10 Edition)

trains or for maintenance. Bridge operators shall not give precedence to railway traffic and shall not close the
bridge against an upbound vessel after
lock gates are open and the vessel is
proceeding toward the bridge, nor
against a downbound vessel, 1,200 feet
or less west of the bridge, unless the
vessel is moored at either canal pier
awaiting its turn to take position at
lock approaches.
§ 117.655

Thunder Bay River.

The draw of the Second Avenue
bridge, mile 0.3 at Alpena, shall open
on signal if at least three hours notice
is given to the Dispatcher, Police Department, City of Alpena, Michigan.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984; 49 FR
37382, Sept. 24, 1984]

MINNESOTA
§ 117.661 Duluth Ship Canal (DuluthSuperior Harbor).
The draw of the Duluth Ship Canal
bridge, mile 0.1 at Duluth, shall open
on signal; except that, from January 1
through March 15, the draw shall open
on signal if at least 24 hours notice is
given. The opening signal is one prolonged blast, one short blast, one prolonged blast, one short blast. If the Duluth Ship Canal Bridge is disabled, the
bridge authorities shall give incoming
and outgoing vessels timely and dependable notice, by tug service if necessary, so that the vessels do not attempt to enter the canal. Vessels shall
be given precedence over highway or
railway traffic at all times.
§ 117.663

Minnesota River.

The draws of bridges above LeSueur
need not be opened for the passage of
vessels.
[CGD08–97–004, 63 FR 4584, Jan. 30, 1998]

§ 117.665

Red River of the North.

The draws of the bridges need not be
opened for the passage of vessels.

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§ 117.667

St. Croix River.

(a) The draws of the Burlington
Northern Santa Fe Railroad Bridge,
Mile 0.2, the Prescott Highway Bridge,
Mile 0.3, and the Hudson Railroad

Bridge, Mile 17.3, shall operate as follows:
(1) From April 1 to October 31:
(i) 8 a.m. to midnight, the draws shall
open on signal;
(ii) Midnight to 8 a.m., the draws
shall open on signal if notification is
made prior to 11 p.m.,
(2) From November 1 through March
31, the draw shall open on signal if at
least 24 hours notice is given.
(b) The draw of the Stillwater Highway Bridge, Mile 23.4, shall open on signal as follows:
(1) From May 15 through October 15,
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, from:
(i) 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., every hour on
the hour;
(ii) 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., every half
hour;
(iii) 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at 2:30 p.m.,
4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.;
(iv) 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., every half
hour; and
(v) 10 p.m. to 8 a.m., upon at least
two hours notice.
(2) from May 15 through October 15,
Saturdays, Sundays, and federal holidays from:
(i) 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., every half hour;
(ii) 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., every hour on the
hour;
(iii) 8 p.m. to midnight, every half
hour; and
(iv) Midnight to 8 a.m., upon at least
two hours notice.
(3) From October 16 through May 14,
if at least 24 hours notice is given.
(c) The draw of the Soo Line Railroad
Bridge, Mile 40.7, at Otisville, need not
be opened for the passage of vessels.
[CGD2–91–01, 56 FR 21303, May 8, 1991, as
amended by 59 FR 63898, Dec. 12, 1994; USCG–
1998–3799, 63 FR 35527, June 30, 1998; CGD08–
02–035, 68 FR 74479, Dec. 24, 2003]

§ 117.669 St. Louis River (Duluth Superior Harbor).
(a) The draws of the Burlington
Northern railroad bridge, mile 5.7, shall
open on signal; except that, from January 1 through March 15, the draws shall
open on signal if at least 24 hours notice is given. The opening signal for the
Minnesota draw is one prolonged blast
followed by two short blasts and for
the Wisconsin draw is two prolonged
blasts followed by two short blasts.

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(b) The draws of the Grassy Point
bridge, mile 8.0, and the Arrow Head
bridge, mile 8.7, shall open on signal;
except that, from January 1 through
March 15, the draw shall open on signal
if at least 24 hours notice is given. The
opening signal for the Grassy Point
bridge is two prolonged blasts followed
by one short blast and for the Arrowhead bridge is three prolonged blasts.
(c) The draw of the Duluth Missabe
and Iron Range Railway bridge, mile
16.3, need not be opened for the passage
of vessels. The owner shall return the
draw to operable condition within a
reasonable time when notified by the
District Commander to do so.

§ 117.681

§ 117.671

[USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70311, Dec. 4, 2006]

Upper Mississippi River.

(a) The draws of all bridges between
Lock and Dam No. 10, mile 615.1, and
Lock and Dam No. 2, mile 815.2, shall
open on signal; except that, from December 15 through the last day of February, the draws shall open on signal if
at least 24 hours notice is given.
(b) The draws of all bridges between
Lock and Dam No. 2, mile 815.2, and
Lock and Dam No. 1, mile 847.6, shall
open on signal; except that, from December 15 through the last day of February, the draws shall open on signal if
at least 12 hours notice is given.

[CGD8–85–05, 50 FR 27583, July 5, 1985, as
amended by CGD08–96–049, 64 FR 6221, Feb. 9,
1999; CGD08–06–015, 71 FR 26416, May 5, 2006]

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§ 117.683

Pearl River.

See § 117.486, Pearl River, listed under
Louisiana.

§ 117.684

Bayou Portage.

The draw of the Henderson Avenue
Bridge, mile 2.0, at Pass Christian, MS
shall open on signal if at least two
hours notice is given to the Harrison
County Board of Supervisors.
[CGD08–04–010, 69 FR 69531, Nov. 30, 2004]

§ 117.685

Tchoutacabouffa River.

The draw of the Cedar Lake Road
Bridge over the Tchoutacabouffa River,
mile 8.0, shall open on signal if at least
twenty-four hours notice is given.

§ 117.686

Back Bay of Biloxi.

(a) The draw of the I–110 bridge, mile
3.0 at Biloxi, shall open on signal if at
least six hours notice is given.
(b) The draw of the Popps Ferry Road
bridge, mile 8.0, at Biloxi, shall open on
signal; except that, from 7:30 a.m. to 9
a.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal
holidays, the draw need not be opened
for passage of vessels. The draw shall
open at any time for a vessel in distress.

§ 117.677

[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984; 49 FR
37382, Sept. 24, 1984]

[CGD08–98–055, 63 FR 49822, Sept. 18, 1998]

MISSISSIPPI
§ 117.675

Old Fort Bayou.

The draw of the bridge, mile 1.6 at
Ocean Springs, shall open on signal; except that, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., the
draw shall open on signal if at least
eight hours notice is given to the Old
Fort Bayou drawtender. During periods
of storm or hurricane warnings issued
by the National Weather Service, the
draw shall open on signal at any time.

Big Sunflower River.

The draw of the Columbus and Greenville railroad bridge, mile 96.1 at Baird,
shall open on signal if at least four
hours notice is given.

Yazoo River.

(a) The draws of the Canadian National/Illinois Central railroad bridge,
mile 16.7 at Redwood, and the Satartia
highway (S433) bridge, mile 53.3 at
Satartia, shall open on signal if at
least two hours notice is given. When a
vessel has given notice and fails to arrive within the two hour period specified, the drawtender shall remain on
duty for two additional hours and open
the draw if the requesting vessel appears. After this time, an additional
two hour notice is required.
(b) The draws of the bridges upstream
from the Satartia highway (S433)
bridge shall open on signal if at least
four hours notice is given. When a vessel has given notice and fails to arrive
within the four hour period specified,
the drawtender shall remain on duty
for two additional hours and open the
draw if the requesting vessel appears.

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33 CFR Ch. I (7–1–10 Edition)

After this time, an additional four hour
notice is required.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984. Redesignated at CGD8–92–03, 57 FR 27696, June 22,
1992, as amended by USCG–2000–7223, 65 FR
40056, June 29, 2000]

MISSOURI
§ 117.687

Missouri River.

The draws of the bridges across the
Missouri River shall open on signal; except during the winter season between
the date of closure and date of opening
of the commercial navigation season as
published by the Army Corps of Engineers, the draws need not open unless
at least 24 hours advance notice is
given.
[CGD08–06–002, 71 FR 66874, Nov. 17, 2006]

§ 117.689

Osage River.

The draw of the Missouri Pacific
Railroad bridge, mile 5.6 at Osage City,
need not be opened for the passage of
vessels.
NEBRASKA
§ 117.691

Missouri River.

The draw of the Illinois Central Gulf
Railroad Bridge, mile 618.3, at Omaha,
shall open on signal; except during the
winter season between the date of closure and date of opening of the commercial navigation season as published
by the Army Corps of Engineers, the
draw need not open unless at least 24
hours advance notice is given.
[CGD08–98–020, 66 FR 62938, Dec. 4, 2001]

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§ 117.697

Hampton River.

The SR1A bridge, mile 0.0 at Hampton, operates as follows:
(a) The draw shall open on signal
from April 1 through October 31 for the
passage of vessels during daylight
hours from three hours before to three
hours after each high tide. ‘‘Daylight
hours’’ means one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. High
tide occurs one-half hour later than the
time of high tide for Portland, Maine,
as published in the tide tables published by private entities using data
provided by the National Ocean Serv-

ice. At all other times, the draw shall
open on signal if at least three hours
notice is given.
(b) The owners of the bridge shall
provide and keep in good legible condition two board gages painted white
with black figures not less than six
inches high to indicate the vertical
clearance under the closed draw at all
stages of the tide. The gages shall be so
placed on the bridge that they are
plainly visible to operators of vessels
approaching the bridge either up or
downstream.
(c) Vessels which can pass under the
closed draw with a clearance of one
foot or more shall not signal for the
opening of the draw. In case a vessel
gives the prescribed signal and the
drawtender is uncertain as to whether
the vessel can safely pass, the
drawtender shall open the draw. If the
drawtender finds that there would have
been a clearance of one foot or more
had the draw remained closed, the matter shall be reported immediately to
the District Commander, giving the
name of the vessel, the time of opening
the draw, the clearance under the
bridge as indicated by the gage at the
time of opening the draw, and the approximate vertical clearance required
by the vessel.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by USCG–2001–9286, 66 FR 33641,
June 25, 2001]

§ 117.699

Little Harbor.

The draw of the SR1B bridge, mile 1.0
between New Castle and Rye, shall
open on signal from April 1 through October 31 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. if at
least four hours notice is given. At all
other times, the draw shall open as
soon as possible only for emergencies.
§ 117.700

Piscataqua River.

See § 117.531, Piscataqua River, listed
under Maine.
[CGD 92–015, 57 FR 37880, Aug. 21, 1992]

NEW JERSEY
§ 117.701

Alloway Creek.

(a) The draws of the Salem County
bridges, miles 5.1 at Hancocks Bridge,
and 6.5 at New Bridge, shall open on

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signal if at least 24 hours notice is
given.
(b) The draw of the S49 bridge, mile
9.5 at Quinton, need not be opened for
the passage of vessels.
§ 117.702 Arthur Kill.
(a) The draw of the Arthur Kill (AK)
Railroad Bridge shall be maintained in
the full open position for navigation at
all times, except during periods when it
is closed for the passage of rail traffic.
(b) The bridge owner/operator shall
maintain a dedicated telephone hot
line for vessel operators to call the
bridge in advance to coordinate anticipated bridge closures. The telephone
hot line number shall be posted on
signs at the bridge clearly visible from
both the up and downstream sides of
the bridge.
(c) Tide restrained deep draft vessels
shall notify the bridge operator, daily,
of their expected times of vessel transits through the bridge, by calling the
designated telephone hot line.
(d) The bridge shall not be closed for
the passage of rail traffic during any
predicted high tide period if a tide restrained deep draft vessel has provided
the bridge operator with an advance
notice of their intent to transit
through the bridge. For the purposes of
this regulation, the predicted high tide
period shall be considered to be from
two-hours before each predicted high
tide to a half-hour after each predicted
high tide taken at the Battery, New
York.
(e) The bridge operator shall issue a
manual broadcast notice to mariners of
the intent to close the bridge for a period of up to thirty minutes for the
passage of rail traffic, on VHF–FM
channels 13 and 16 (minimum range of
15 miles) at 90-minutes before and
again at 75-minutes before each bridge
closure.
(f) Beginning at 60 minutes prior to
each bridge closure, automated or manual broadcast notice to mariners must
be repeated at 15 minute intervals and
again at 10 and 5 minutes prior to each
bridge closure and once again as the
bridge begins to close and appropriate
sound signal given.
(g) Two fifteen minute bridge closures may be provided each day for the
passage of multiple rail traffic move-

ments across the bridge. Each fifteen
minute bridge closure shall be separated by at least a thirty minute period when the bridge is returned to and
remains in the full open position. Notification of the two fifteen minute closures shall follow the same procedures
outlined in paragraphs e and f above.
(h) A vessel operator may request up
to a 30 minute delay for any bridge closure in order to allow vessel traffic to
meet tide or current requirements;
however, the request to delay the
bridge closure must be made within 30
minutes following the initial broadcast
for the bridge closure. Requests received after the initial 30 minute
broadcast will not be granted.
(i) In the event of a bridge operational failure, the bridge operator
shall immediately notify the Coast
Guard Captain of the Port New York.
The bridge owner/operator must provide and dispatch a bridge repair crew
to be on scene at the bridge no later
than 45 minutes after the bridge fails
to operate. A repair crew must remain
at the bridge at all times until the
bridge has been fully restored to normal operations or the bridge must be
raised and locked in the fully open position.
[USCG–2009–0202, 74 FR 29944, June 24, 2009]
EDITORIAL NOTE: By USCG–2009–0202, 74 FR
49325, Sept. 28, 2009, a new § 117.702 was added,
effective Oct. 28, 2009; however, the amendment could not be incorporated because the
section already exists.

§ 117.703

Bass River.

The draw of the U.S. 9 bridge, mile
2.6, at New Gretna, shall operate as follows:
(a) The drawspan must open on signal
if at least six hours notice is given, except that public vessels of the United
States must be passed as soon as possible.
(b) The owners of this bridge shall
provide and keep in good legible condition clearance gauges for the draw span
with figures not less than 12 inches
high designed, installed and maintained in accordance with the provisions of § 118.160 of this chapter.
[CGD5–91–031, 57 FR 22175, May 27, 1992, as
amended by USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70311,
Dec. 4, 2006]

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§ 117.705

33 CFR Ch. I (7–1–10 Edition)
Beaver Dam Creek.

The draw of the Ocean County bridge,
mile 0.5 at Point Pleasant, shall open
on signal from June 1 through September 30 and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
during April, May, October, and November. At all other times, the draw
shall open on signal if at least 24 hours
notice is given.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984; 49 FR
37382, Sept. 24, 1984]

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§ 117.709

Cheesequake Creek.

(a) The draw of the S35 Bridge, at
mile 0.0, at Morgan, South Amboy, New
Jersey, shall operate as follows:
(1) From April 1 through November 30
from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., the draw need
only open on the hour. From 8 p.m. to
11 p.m. the draw shall open on signal.
From 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. the draw shall
open after at least a two hour advance
notice is given by calling the number
posted at the bridge.
(2) From December 1 through March
31, the draw shall open on signal after
at least a two hour advance notice is
given by calling the number posted at
the bridge.
(b) The draw of the New Jersey Transit Rail Operations railroad bridge,
mile 0.2, operates as follows:
(1) The draw shall open on signal; except that, at least four hours notice is
required—
(i) From January 1 through March 31
from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.;
(ii) From April 1 through April 30 and
November 1 through November 30 from
10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through
Thursday,
and
midnight
Sunday
through 6 a.m. Monday; and
(iii) From December 1 through December 31 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
(2) The owners of the bridge shall
provide and keep in good legible condition two board gages painted white
with black figures not less than eight
inches high to indicate the vertical
clearance under the closed draw at all
stages of the tide. The gages shall be so
placed on the bridge that they are
plainly visible to operators of vessels

approaching the bridge either up or
downstream.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD01–04–126, 70 FR 20465, Apr.
20, 2005; CGD01–05–096, 71 FR 17351, Apr. 6,
2006]

§ 117.711 Cohansey River.
The draw of the Broad Street bridge,
mile 18.2 at Bridgeton, need not be
opened for the passage of vessels.
§ 117.713 Cooper River.
(a) The drawspans for the State
Street Drawbridge, mile 0.3 and the
Conrail Drawbridge at North River Avenue, mile 0.9, must open on signal if at
least four hours notice is given.
(b) The draw of the Admiral Wilson
Boulevard bridge, mile 1.1 at Camden,
need not be opened for the passage of
vessels. However, the draw shall be returned to operable condition within six
months after notification by the District Commander to do so.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984; 49 FR
37382, Sept. 24, 1984, as amended by USCG–
2001–10881, 71 FR 70311, Dec. 4, 2006]

§ 117.714 Corson Inlet.
The draw of the Corson Inlet Bridge,
mile 0.9, at Strathmere, shall open on
signal; except that from October 1
through May 15 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
and from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on December
25 the draw need open only if at least
two hours notice is given.
[USCG–2007–0026, 73 FR 5749, Jan. 31, 2008]

§ 117.715 Debbies Creek.
(a) The draw of the Monmouth County highway bridge, mile 0.4 at
Manasquan, shall open on signal, except as follows:
(1) From 4:30 p.m. January 1 through
8 a.m. April 1, from 4:30 p.m. to 8 a.m.,
the draw need open only if at least
four-hours advance notice is given.
(2) From Memorial Day through
Labor Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., the
draw need open only on the hour and
half hour if any vessels are waiting to
pass.
(b) The owners of the bridge shall
provide and keep in good legible condition two board gauges painted white
with black figures not less than eight
inches high to indicate the vertical

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§ 117.723

clearance under the closed draw at all
stages of the tide. The gauges shall be
so placed on the bridge that they are
plainly visible to operators of vessels
approaching the bridge either up or
downstream.
[CGD05–98–111, 64 FR 59624, Nov. 3, 1999]

§ 117.716

Delaware River.

The following requirements apply to
all drawbridges across the Delaware
River:
(a) The draws of railroad bridges need
not be opened when there is a train in
the bridge block approaching the
bridge with the intention of crossing,
or within five minutes of the known
time of the passage of a scheduled passenger train.
(b) The opening of a bridge may not
be delayed more than five minutes for
a highway bridge or 10 minutes for a
railroad bridge, after the signal to open
is given.
(c) The owners of drawbridges shall
provide and keep in good legible condition two board gages painted white
with black figures not less than six
inches high to indicate the vertical
clearance under the closed draw at all
stages of the tide. The gages shall be so
placed on the bridge that they are
plainly visible to operators of vessels
approaching the bridge either up or
downstream.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 43460, Oct. 29, 1984]

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§ 117.719

Elizabeth River.

(a) The draw of the South Front
Street bridge, mile 0.0 at Elizabeth,
shall open on signal; except that, from
12 midnight to 7 a.m., the draw shall
open on signal if at least three hours
notice is given.
(b) The draws of the South First
Street bridge, mile 0.4 at Elizabeth,
shall open on signal if at least three
hours notice is given.
(c) The draws of the New Jersey
Transit
Rail
Operations
railroad
bridge, mile 0.7, the Baltic Street
bridge, mile 0.9, the Summer Street
bridge, mile 1.3, the South Street
bridge, mile 1.8, and the Bridge Street
bridge, mile 2.1, all at Elizabeth, need
not be opened for the passage of vessels.

§ 117.720

Great Channel.

The draw of the County of Cape May
bridge, mile 0.7, between Stone Harbor
and Nummy Island, shall open on signal except that:
(a) From May 15 through October 15
from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., the draw need
only open if at least four hours advance
notice is given.
(b) From October 16 through May 14,
the draw need only open if at least 24
hours advance notice is given.
(c) From 9:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the
fourth Sunday in March of every year,
the draw need not open for vessels. If
the fourth Sunday falls on a religious
holiday, the draw need not open from
9:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the third Sunday of March of every year.
[CGD05–97–003, 63 FR 2312, Jan. 15, 1998, as
amended by USCG–1998–3799, 63 FR 35527,
June 30, 1998; CGD05–06–045, 71 FR 59383, Oct.
10, 2006]

§ 117.721

Grassy Sound Channel.

The draw of the Grassy Sound Channel Bridge, mile 1.0 in Middle Township, shall open on signal from 6 a.m.
to 8 p.m. from May 15 through September 30. From 9:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
on the fourth Sunday in March of every
year, the draw need not open for vessels. If the fourth Sunday falls on a religious holiday, the draw need not open
from 9:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the third
Sunday of March of every year. Two
hours advance notice is required for all
other openings by calling (609) 368–4591.
[CGD05–06–045, 71 FR 59383, Oct. 10, 2006]

§ 117.722

Great Egg Harbor Bay.

The draw of the U.S. Route 9/
Beesleys Point Bridge, mile 3.5, shall
open if at least two hours’ notice is
given from October 1 to May 14 from 8
p.m. to 6 a.m., from May 15 to September 30 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., and
from 8 p.m. on December 24 until and
including 6 a.m. on December 26 of
every year; and shall open on signal at
all other times.
[USCG–2009–0453, 75 FR 3858, Jan. 25, 2010]

§ 117.723

Hackensack River.

(a) The following requirements apply
to all bridges across the Hackensack
River:

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(1) Public vessels of the United
States, state or local vessels used for
public safety, and vessels in distress
shall be passed through the draw of
each bridge as soon as possible without
delay. The opening signal for these vessels is four or more short blasts of a
whistle or horn, or a radio request.
(2) The owners of each bridge shall
provide and keep in good legible condition clearance gauges for each draw,
with figures not less than 18 inches
high for bridges below the turning
basin at mile 4.0, and 12 inches high for
bridges above mile 4.0. The gauges shall
be designed, installed and maintained
according to the provisions of section
118.160 of this chapter.
(3) Train and locomotives shall be
controlled so that any delay in opening
the draw shall not exceed 10 minutes
except as provided in paragraph (a)(1)
of this section. However, if a train
moving toward the bridge has crossed
the home signal for the bridge before
the signal requesting the opening of
the bridge is given, the train may continue across the bridge and must clear
the bridge interlocks before stopping or
reversing.
(4) New Jersey Transit Rail Operations’ (NJTRO) roving crews shall
consist of two qualified operators on
each shift, each having a vehicle which
is equipped with marine and railroad
radios, a cellular telephone, and emergency bridge repair and maintenance
tools. This crew shall be split with one
drawtender stationed at Upper Hack
and the other drawtender at the HX
drawbridge. Adequate security measures shall be provided to prevent vandalism to the bridge operating controls
and mechanisms to ensure prompt
openings of NJTRO bridges.
(5) Except as provided in paragraphs
(b) through (h) of this section, the
draws shall open on signal.
(b) Except as provided in paragraph
(a)(1) of this section, the draw of the
NJTRO Lower Hack Bridge, mile 3.4 at
Jersey City shall open on signal if at
least one hour advance notice is given
to the drawtender at the Upper Hack
bridge, mile 6.9 at Secaucus, New Jersey. In the event the HX drawtender is
at the Newark/Harrison (Morristown
Line) Bridge, mile 5.8 on the Passaic

River, up to an additional half hour
delay is permitted.
(c) Except as provided in paragraphs
(a)(1) of this section, the draw of the
Amtrak Portal Bridge, mile 5.0, at Little Snake Hill, need not open for the
passage of vessel traffic Monday
through Friday, except Federal holidays, from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 4
p.m. to 8 p.m. Additional bridge openings shall be provided for commercial
vessels from 6 a.m. to 7:20 a.m.; 9:20
a.m. to 10 a.m.; 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and
from 6:50 p.m. to 8 p.m., if at least a
one-hour advance notice is given by
calling the number posted at the
bridge. At all other times the draw
shall open on signal.
(d) Except as provided in paragraph
(a)(1) of this section, the draw of the
NJTRO Upper Hack Bridge, mile 6.9 at
Secaucus, N.J. shall open on signal unless the drawtender is at the HX
bridge, mile 7.7 at Secaucus, N.J. over
the Hackensack River; then up to a
half hour delay is permitted.
(e) Except as provided in paragraph
(a)(1) of this section, the draw of the
NJTRO HX bridge, mile 7.7 at
Secaucus, shall open on signal if at
least one half hour notice is given to
the drawtender at the Upper Hack
Bridge.
(f) Except as provided in paragraph
(a)(1) of this section, the draw of the
S46 Bridge, at mile 14.0, in Little
Ferry, shall open on signal if at least a
twenty four hour advance notice is
given by calling the number posted at
the bridge.
(g) The draw of the Harold J. Dillard
Memorial (Court Street) Bridge, mile
16.2, at Hackensack, shall open on signal if at least four hours notice is
given.
(h) The draw of the New York Susquehanna and Western Railroad bridge,
mile 16.3, and the Midtown bridge, mile
16.5, both at Hackensack, need not be
opened for the passage of vessels, however, the draws shall be restored to operable condition within 12 months after
notification by the District Commander to do so.
[CCGD01–91–029, 58 FR 39148, July 22, 1993, as
amended by CGD01–98–091, 64 FR 38830, July
20, 1999; CGD01–99–076, 64 FR 62114, Nov. 16,
1999; CGD01–05–061, 70 FR 58059, Oct. 5, 2005]

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§ 117.725 Manantico Creek.
The draw of the highway bridge, mile
0.5 at Millville, need not be opened for
the passage of vessels.
§ 117.729 Mantua Creek.
(a) The draw of the CONRAIL Railroad Bridge, mile 1.4 at Paulsboro,
shall operate as follows:
(1) From March through November,
the draw shall be left in the open position to vessels and will only be closed
for the passage of trains and to perform
periodic maintenance authorized in accordance with subpart A of this part.
(i) Trains shall be controlled so that
any delay in opening of the draw shall
not exceed ten minutes except as provided in § 117.31(b).
(ii) Before the bridge closes for any
reason, an on-site train crewmember
will observe the waterway for approaching craft, which will be allowed
to pass. An on-site train crewmember
will then operate the bridge by radiophone. The bridge shall only be closed
if an on-site train crewmember’s visual
inspection shows that the channel is
clear and there are no vessels
transiting in the area.
(iii) While the CONRAIL Railroad
Bridge is moving from the full open to
the full closed position, an on-site
train crewmember will maintain constant surveillance of the navigational
channel to ensure no conflict with maritime traffic exists. In the event of failure or obstruction, the on-site train
crewmember will stop the bridge and
return the bridge to the open position.
(iv) During closing of the span, the
channel traffic lights will flash red, the
horn will sound five short blasts, and
an audio voice warning device will announce bridge movement, and the
bridge will close. When the bridge is
seated and locked down to vessels, the
channel traffic lights will continue to
flash red. When the rail traffic has
cleared the swing span, the horn will
sound one prolonged blast followed by
one short blast to signal the draw of
the CONRAIL Railroad Bridge is about
to return to its full open position to
vessels.
(v) During open span movement, the
channel traffic lights will flash red, the
horn will sound one prolonged blast followed by one short blast, then a pause,

and an audio voice warning will announce bridge movement until the
bridge is in the full open position. In
the full open position, the channel traffic lights will flash green.
(2) From December to February, the
draw may be left in the closed position
and opened on signal if at least four
hours notice is given by telephone at
(856) 231–2393.
(b) The draw of the S.R. 44 bridge,
mile 1.7, at Paulsboro, shall open on
signal from March 1 through November
30 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., and shall open
on signal at all other times upon four
hours notice.
[CGD3 84–33, 50 FR 30270, July 25, 1985, as
amended by CGD05–03–121, 69 FR 21063, Apr.
20, 2004]

§ 117.730

Maurice River.

The draw of the Cumberland County
bridge, mile 12.1 at Mauricetown, need
not be opened for the passage of vessels.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984. Redesignated by USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70311, Dec.
4, 2006]

§ 117.731

Mullica River.

The draws of the bridges listed in
this section shall open on signal, except as follows:
(a) The draw of the Lower Bank
bridge, mile 15.0, need not open during
the following periods unless at least
four hours notice is given:
(1) From May 1 through November 30,
from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
(2) From December 1 through April
30, at all times.
(b) The draw of the Green Bank
bridge, mile 18.0, need not open unless
at least four hours notice is given during the following periods:
(1) April 1 through November 30, from
11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
(2) December 1 through March 31, at
all times.
(c) The drawspan must open as soon
as possible for public vessels of the
United States during the periods when
four hours notice is required.
[CGD5–87–065, 53 FR 406, Jan. 7, 1988, as
amended by CGD05 94–093, 60 FR 51732, Oct. 3,
1995. Redesignated and amended by USCG–
2001–10881, 71 FR 70311, Dec. 4, 2006]

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33 CFR Ch. I (7–1–10 Edition)
Nacote Creek.

(a) The Route 9 bridge, mile 1.5, shall
open on signal, except that from 11
p.m. to 7 a.m., the draw shall open if at
least two hours notice is given.
(b) The draw of the Atlantic County
(Rte. 575) bridge, mile 3.5 at Port Republic, shall open on signal if at least
eight hours notice is given.
[CGD05–94–065, 61 FR 29960, June 13, 1996]

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§ 117.733 New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway.
(a) The draw of the Route 35 Bridge,
mile 1.1 across Manasquan River at
Brielle, shall open on signal except as
follows:
(1) From May 15 through September
30:
(i) On Saturdays, Sundays and Federal holidays, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.,
the draw need only open 15 minutes before the hour and 15 minutes after the
hour.
(ii) On Mondays to Thursdays from 4
p.m. to 7 p.m., and on Fridays, except
Federal holidays from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.,
the draw need only open 15 minutes before the hour and 15 minutes after the
hour.
(2) Year-round from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m.,
the draw need only open if at least four
hours notice is given.
(b) The draw of the County Route 528
Bridge, mile 6.3 across Barnegat Bay at
Mantoloking, shall open on signal; except that from Memorial Day through
Labor Day on Saturdays, Sundays and
Federal holidays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
the draw need only open on the hour,
twenty minutes after the hour, and
forty minutes after the hour.
(c) The draw of the S37 Bridge across
Barnegat Bay, mile 14.1 at Seaside
Heights, shall open on signal except as
follows:
(1) From December 1 through March
31, the draw need only open if at least
four hours notice is given.
(2) From April 1 through November 30
from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m., the draw need
only open if at least four hours notice
is given.
(3) From Memorial Day through
Labor Day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., the
draw need only open on the hour and
half hour.

(d) The draw of the AMTRAK New
Jersey
Transit
Rail
Operations
(NJTRO) automated railroad swing
bridge across Beach Thorofare, mile
68.9 at Atlantic City shall operate as
follows:
(1) Open on signal from 11 p.m. to 6
a.m. From 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., the draw
shall open on signal from 20 minutes to
30 minutes after each hour and remain
open for all waiting vessels.
(2) Opening of the draw span may be
delayed for ten minutes except as provided in § 117.31(b). However, if a train
is moving toward the bridge and has
crossed the home signal for the bridge
before the signal requesting opening of
the bridge is given, that train may continue across the bridge and must clear
the bridge interlocks before stopping.
(3) When the bridge is not tended locally and/or is operated from a remote
location, sufficient closed circuit TV
cameras shall be operated and maintained at the bridge site to enable the
remotely located bridge/train controller to have full view of both river
traffic and the bridge.
(4) Radiotelephone Channel 13 (156.65
MHz) VHF-FM, shall be maintained
and utilized to facilitate communication in both remote and local control
locations. The bridge shall also be
equipped with directional microphones
and horns to receive and deliver signals
to vessels within a mile that are not
equipped with radiotelephones.
(5) Whenever the remote control system equipment is partially disabled or
fails for any reason, the bridge shall be
physically tended and operated by local
control. Personnel shall be dispatched
to arrive at the bridge as soon as possible, but not more that one hour after
malfunction or disability of the remote
system. Mechanical bypass and override capability of the remote operation
system shall be provided and maintained.
(6) When the draw is opening and
closing, or is closed, yellow flashing
lights located on the ends of the center
piers shall be displayed continuously
until the bridge is returned to the fully
open position.
(e) The draw of the Route 30 Bridge
across Beach Thorofare, mile 67.2 at
Atlantic City, shall open on signal but
only if at least four hours of notice is

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given; except that from April 1 through
October 31, from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. the
draw need only open on the hour.
(f) The draw of the US40–322 (Albany
Avenue) Bridge, mile 70.0 across Inside
Thorofare, at Atlantic City, shall open
on signal except that:
(1) Year-round, from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.;
and from November 1 through March 31
from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., the draw need
only open if at least four hours notice
is given;
(2) From June 1 through September
30:
(i) From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6
p.m. to 9 p.m. the draw need only open
on the hour and half hour; and
(ii) From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. the draw
need not open.
(g) The draw of the Dorset Avenue
Bridge across Inside Thorofare, mile
72.1 at Ventnor City, shall open on signal except that from June 1 through
September 30, from 9:15 a.m. to 9:15
p.m., the draw need only open at 15 and
45 minutes after the hour.
(h) The draw of the Route 52 (Ninth
Street) Bridge, mile 80.4 across Beach
Thorofare, at Ocean City, shall open on
signal except that from Memorial Day
through Labor Day from 8 a.m. to 8
p.m., the draw need only open on the
hour and half hour.
(i) The draw of the Stone Harbor
Boulevard Bridge, mile 102.0 across
Great Channel, at Stone Harbor, shall
open on signal except that:
(1) From October 1 through March 31
from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the draw need
only open if at least eight hours notice
is given.
(2) From Memorial Day through
Labor Day from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and Federal holidays,
the draw need open only on the hour, 20
minutes after the hour, and 20 minutes
before the hour.
(3) From 10 p.m. on December 24 until
6 a.m. on December 26, the draw need
open only if at least two hours notice
is given.
(j) [Reserved]
(k) The draw of Two-Mile Bridge,
mile 112.2, across Middle Thorofare in
Wildwood Crest, shall open on signal
except:
(1) From 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on the
fourth Sunday in March of every year,
the draw need not open for vessels. If

the fourth Sunday falls on a religious
holiday, the draw need not open for
vessels from 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on
the third Sunday of March of every
year.
(2) From 10:30 p.m. on December 24
until 10:30 p.m. on December 26, the
draw need open only if at least two
hours notice is given.
(l) [Reserved]
(m) The draw of Cape May Canal
Railroad Bridge across Cape May
Canal, mile 115.1, at Cape May shall operate as follows:
(1) The draw shall be maintained in
the open position; the draw may close
only for the crossing of trains and
maintenance of the bridge. When the
draw is closed for a train crossing a
bridge tender shall be present to reopen
the draw after the train has cleared the
bridge. When the draw is closed for
maintenance a bridge tender shall be
present to open the draw upon signal.
(2) Train service generally operates
as follows (please contact Cape May
Seashore Lines for current train schedules):
(i)
Winter
(generally
December
through March): In general, there is no
train service, therefore the bridge is
unmanned and placed in the full open
position.
(ii) Spring (generally April through
May and Fall (generally September
through November): Generally weekend
service only: Friday through Sunday
train service starts at 10 a.m. and ends
at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday
the bridge generally unmanned and in
the open position.
(iii) Summer Service (generally June
through August): Daily train service
starting at 10 a.m. and ending 7:30 p.m.
(3) When a vessel approaches the
drawbridge with the draw in the open
position, the vessel shall give the opening signal. If no acknowledgement is
received within 30 seconds, the vessel
may proceed, with caution, through
the open draw. When the draw is open
and will be closing promptly, the drawbridge will generally signal using
sound signals or radio telephone.
(4) Opening of the draw span may be
delayed for ten minutes after a signal
to open except as provide in (117.31(b).
However, if a train is moving toward
the bridge and has crossed the home

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signal for the bridge before the signal
requesting opening of the bridge is
given, the train may continue across
the bridge and must clear the bridge
interlocks as soon as possible in order
to prevent unnecessary delays in the
opening of the draw.

[CGD3 85–42, 50 FR 26712, June 28, 1985]

§ 117.734 Navesink River (Swimming
River).
The Oceanic Bridge, mile 4.5, shall
open on signal; except that, from December 1 through March 31, the draw
shall open on signal, if at least a twenty-four hour notice is given by calling
the number posted at the bridge. The
owner of this bridge shall provide and
keep in good legible condition clearance gauges with figures not less than
eight inches high, designed, installed
and maintained according to the provisions of § 118.160 of this chapter.

§ 117.736 Oceanport Creek.
The drawspan for the New Jersey
Transit Rail Operations Drawbridge,
mile 8.4 near Oceanport, must open on
signal from May 15 through September
15 between 5 a.m. and 9 p.m.; except
that, the drawspan need not open 6
a.m. to 7:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7:30
p.m on weekdays, excluding all federal
holidays except for Martin Luther King
Day. The drawspan must open on signal
upon four hours notice from May 15
through September 15 between 9 p.m.
and 5 a.m., and from September 16
through May 14; except that, the
drawspan need not be opened from 6
a.m. to 7:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7:30
p.m. on weekdays, excluding all federal
holidays except for Martin Luther King
Day. Public vessels of the United
States must be passed as soon as possible at anytime.

[CGD01–99–075, 64 FR 71655, Dec. 22, 1999]

[USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70311, Dec. 4, 2006]

§ 117.735 Newark Bay.
The following requirements apply to
all bridges across this waterway:
(a) Public vessels of the United
States, state or local vessels used for
public service, and vessels in distress
shall be passed through the draw without delay. The opening signal from
these vessels is four or more short
blasts of a whistle or horn or a radio
request.
(b) The owners of these bridges shall
provide and keep in good legible condition two board gages painted white
with black figures not less than 12
inches high to indicate the vertical
clearance under the closed draw at all
stages of the tide. The gages shall be so
placed on the bridge that they are
plainly visible to operators of vessels
approaching the bridge either up or
downstream.
(c) Trains and locomotives shall be
controlled so that any delay in opening
the draw span shall not exceed five
minutes. However, if a train moving toward the bridge has crossed the home
signal for the bridge before the signal

§ 117.737 Oldmans Creek.
The draws of the US30 bridge, mile
3.1 at Nortonville, the Conrail railroad
bridge, mile 4.0 at Jumbo, and the
Salem County bridge, mile 5.1 at
Pedricktown, need not be opened for
the passage of vessels. However, the
draws of any of these bridges shall be
restored to operable condition within
six months after notification by the
District Commander to do so.

[CGD05–97–003, 63 FR 2311, Jan. 15, 1998, as
amended by CGD05–01–007, 66 FR 39445, July
31, 2001; CGD05–06–045, 71 FR 59383, Oct. 10,
2006; USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70311, Dec. 4,
2006; USCG–2007–0026, 73 FR 5749, Jan. 31, 2008;
USCG–2008–0697, 73 FR 79639, Dec. 30, 2008; 74
FR 17084, Apr. 14, 2009]

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requesting opening of the bridge is
given, the train may continue across
the bridge and must clear the bridge
interlocks before stopping.

§ 117.738 Overpeck Creek.
(a) The draws of the Conrail and the
New York, Susquehanna and Western
railroad bridges, mile 0.0 both at
Ridgefield Park, NJ, operate as follows:
(1) The draws shall open on signal if
at least 24 hours notice is given.
(2) Public vessels of the United
States must be passed through the
drawspan of each drawbridge as soon as
possible.
(3) The owners of these bridges shall
provide and keep in good legible condition two board gages painted white
with black figures not less than 12
inches high to indicate the vertical

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clearance under the closed draw at all
stages of the tide. The gages shall be so
placed on the bridge that they are
plainly visible to operators of vessels
approaching the bridge either up or
downstream.
(b) Trains and locomotives shall be
controlled so that any delay in opening
the draw span shall not exceed five
minutes. However, if a train moving toward the bridge has crossed the home
signal for the bridge before the signal
requesting opening of the bridge is
given, the train may continue across
the bridge and must clear the bridge
interlocks before stopping.

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[CGD3 85–42, 50 FR 26713, June 28, 1985, as
amended by USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70311,
Dec. 4, 2006]

§ 117.739 Passaic River.
(a) The following requirements apply
to all bridges in this section across the
Passaic River:
(1) The owners of these bridges shall
provide, and keep in good legible condition, clearance gauges with figures not
less than twelve (12) inches high designed, installed and maintained according to the provisions of § 118.160 of
this chapter.
(2) New Jersey Transit Rail Operations’ (NJTRO) roving crews shall
consist of an adequate number of operators to ensure NJTRO bridges are operated according to the requirements
of this section.
(b) The draw of the Routes 1 & 9 (Lincoln Highway) Bridge, mile 1.8, at Newark, shall open on signal if at least four
hours notice is given.
(c) The draw of CONRAIL’s Point-NoPoint Railroad Bridge, mile 2.6, at
Newark, shall open on signal if at least
four hours notice is given to the CONRAIL Movement Desk. After the signal
to open is given, the opening may be
delayed no more than ten minutes.
(d) The draw of the Jackson Street
Bridge, mile 4.6, shall open on signal if
at least four hours notice is given by
calling the number posted at the
bridge.
(e) The draw of Amtrak’s Dock
Bridge, mile 5.0, at Harrison, shall open
on signal; except that from 7:20 a.m. to
9:20 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6:50 p.m.,
Monday through Friday except federal
holidays, the draw need not be opened.

At all other times, an opening may be
delayed no more than ten minutes, unless the drawtender and the vessel operator,
communicating
by
radiotelephone, agree to a longer delay.
(f) The draw of the Bridge Street
Bridge, mile 5.6, shall open on signal if
at least four hours notice is given by
calling the number posted at the
bridge.
(g) The draw of the NJTRO NewarkHarrison (Morristown Line) Bridge,
mile 5.8, at Harrison, New Jersey shall
open on signal if at least one hour advance notice is given to the drawtender
at Upper Hack Bridge mile 6.9, across
the Hackensack River at Secaucus,
N.J. In the event the HX drawtender is
at the Lower Hack Bridge, mile 3.4 on
the Hackensack River, at Jersey City
then up to an additional half hour
delay in opening is permitted. After
the signal to open is given, the opening
may be delayed no more than ten minutes. From 7:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from
4:30 p.m. to 6:50 p.m., Monday through
Friday except federal holidays, the
draw need not open.
(h) The Route 280 Bridge, mile 5.8, at
Harrison, New Jersey, shall open on
signal if at least 24 hours notice is
given by calling the number posted at
the bridge.
(i) The draw of the Clay Street
Bridge, mile 6.0, shall open on signal if
at least four hours notice is given by
calling the number posted at the
bridge.
(j) The draw of the NJTRO (West Arlington) Bridge, mile 8.0, at Kearney,
shall open on signal from 7 a.m. to 11
p.m. if at least eight hours notice is
given. After the signal to open is given,
the opening may be delayed no more
than ten minutes. From 11 p.m. to 7
a.m., the draw need not be opened.
(k) The draw of the Route 7 (Rutgers
Street) Bridge, mile 8.9, at Belleville,
shall open on signal if at least four
hours notice is given.
(l) The draw of the Avondale Bridge,
mile 10.7, at Lyndhurst, shall open on
signal if at least four hours notice is
given.
(m) The draw of the NJTRO Bridge,
mile 11.7, shall open on signal after at
least a 24 hour notice is given by calling the number posted at the bridge.

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(n) The draw of the Route 3 Bridge,
mile 11.8, shall open on signal after at
least a 24 hour notice is given by calling the number posted at the bridge.
(o) The draw of the following bridges
need not be opened for the passage of
vessels:
(1) Gregory Avenue Bridge, mile 14.0,
at Wallington.
(2) West Eighth Street Bridge, mile
15.3, at Garfield.
(p)–(t) [Reserved]
[CGD01–95–171, 62 FR 6485, Feb. 12, 1997, as
amended by CGD01–97–020, 63 FR 34124, June
23, 1998; CGD01–97–134, 64 FR 4788, Feb. 1, 1999;
CGD01–99–076, 64 FR 62114, Nov. 16, 1999;
USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70311, Dec. 4, 2006]

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§ 117.741

Raccoon Creek.

(a) The draw of the Route 130 highway bridge, mile 1.8 at Bridgeport,
shall open on signal:
(1) March 1 through November 30,
from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
(2) At all other times, if at least four
hours notice is given.
(b) The draw of the CONRAIL Railroad Bridge, mile 2.0 at Bridgeport,
shall operate as follows:
(1) From March 1 through November
30, the draw shall be left in the open
position at all times and will only be
closed for the passage of trains and to
perform periodic maintenance authorized in accordance with subpart A of
this part.
(i) Trains shall be controlled so that
any delay in opening of the draw shall
not exceed ten minutes except as provided in § 117.31(b).
(ii) Before the bridge closes for any
reason, a train crewmember will observe the waterway for approaching
craft, which will be allowed to pass. A
train crewmember will then operate
the bridge by radiophone. The bridge
shall only be closed if a train crewmember’s visual inspection shows that
the channel is clear and there are no
vessels transiting in the area.
(iii) While the CONRAIL Railroad
Bridge is moving from the full open to
the full closed position, a train crewmember will maintain constant surveillance of the navigational channel
to ensure no conflict with maritime
traffic exists. In the event of failure or
obstruction, the train crewmember will

stop the bridge and return the bridge
to the open position.
(iv) The CONRAIL Railroad channel
traffic lights will change from flashing
green to flashing red anytime the
bridge is not in the full open position.
(v) During closing of the span, the
channel traffic lights will change from
flashing green to flashing red, the horn
will sound four times, followed by a
pause, then the four blasts will be repeated and the bridge will close. When
the rail traffic has cleared the swing
span, the horn will automatically
sound five times to signal the draw of
the CONRAIL Railroad Bridge is about
to return to its full open position.
(vi) During open span movement, the
channel traffic lights will be flashing
red, the horn will sound four times, followed by a pause, then four blasts will
be repeated until the bridge is in the
full open position. In the full open position, the channel traffic lights will
then turn from flashing red to flashing
green.
(2) At all other times, the draw may
be left in the closed position and
opened on signal if at least four hours
notice is given by telephone at (856)
231–2393.
[CGD05–02–065, 68 FR 27461, May 20, 2003]

§ 117.743 Rahway River.
The draw of the Conrail Bridge, mile
2.0, across the Rahway River, at Linden, New Jersey, shall operate as follows:
(a) The draw shall remain in the full
open position at all times, and shall
only be closed for the passage of rail
traffic or the performance of maintenance authorized in accordance with
subpart A of this part.
(b) The draw shall be remotely operated by a bridge/train dispatcher located at the Conrail Dispatch Office at
Mount Laurel, New Jersey.
(c) A marine traffic light system
shall be maintained at the bridge and
display flashing green lights to indicate that vessels may pass through the
bridge, and flashing red lights anytime
the bridge is not in the full open position.
(d) An infrared sensor system shall be
maintained at the bridge to determine
that no conflict with vessel traffic exists while the bridge is closing.

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§ 117.745

(e) Before the bridge may be closed
from the remote location, an on-site
train crewmember shall observe the
waterway for any vessel traffic. All approaching vessels shall be allowed to
pass before the bridge may close. The
on-scene train crewmember shall then
communicate with the bridge/train dispatcher at the Conrail Dispatch Office,
at Mount Laurel, either by radio or
telephone, to request that the bridge be
closed.
(f) While the bridge is moving from
the full open to full closed position, the
bridge/train dispatcher shall maintain
constant surveillance of the navigational channel at the bridge using the
infrared sensor system.
(g) If the infrared sensors detect a
vessel or other obstruction approaching or under the bridge before the draw
is fully lowered and locked, the closing
sequence shall be stopped, automatically, and the draw shall be raised to
its full open position until the channel
is clear.
(h) During the downward bridge closing movement, the marine traffic light
system located at the bridge will
change from flashing green to flashing
red, the public address system shall announce that the bridge shall be closing,
and the horn shall sound two times,
pause 10 seconds, then repeat two horn
blasts until the bridge is seated and
fully locked down.
(i) When all rail traffic has cleared
the bridge, the bridge/train dispatcher
shall sound the horn five-times to signal that the draw is about to open.
(j) In the event of a failure, or obstruction to the infrared sensor system, the bridge shall immediately be
returned to the full open position until
the problem is corrected.
(k) In the event of a loss of communication between the on-site personnel
and the bridge/train dispatcher, the
bridge shall immediately be returned
to the full open position until the problem is corrected.
(l) Should the draw become inoperable from the remote site while the
bridge is in the closed position, a
bridge tender, maintenance personnel,
or engineer shall be deployed to be on
scene within one hour from the time
the draw becomes inoperable until the

bridge can be returned to the full open
position.
(m) Trains shall be controlled so that
any delay in opening of the draw shall
not exceed ten minutes after a train
has crossed the bridge; except, as provided in 33 CFR 117.31(b). However, if a
train moving toward the bridge has
crossed the home signal for the bridge,
the train may continue across the
bridge and must clear the bridge interlocks before stopping.
[CGD01–03–096, 69 FR 8814, Feb. 26, 2004]

§ 117.745

Rancocas River (Creek).

(a) The following requirements apply
to all bridges across the Rancocas
River (Creek):
(1) Public vessels of the United
States must be passed through the
drawspan of each drawbridge as soon as
possible without delay at anytime. The
opening signal from these vessels is
four or more short blasts of a whistle
or horn, or a radio request.
(2) The owners of these bridges shall
provide and keep in good legible condition clearance gauges for each draw
with figures not less than 12 inches
high designed, installed and maintained according to the provisions of
§ 118.160 of this chapter.
(3) Trains and locomotives shall be
controlled so that any delay in opening
the draw span shall not exceed ten
minutes. However, if a train moving toward the bridge has crossed the home
signal for the bridge before the signal
requesting opening of the bridge is
given, that train may continue across
the bridge and must clear the bridge
interlocks before stopping or reversing.
(b) The drawspans for the SR#543
Drawbridge, mile 1.3 at Riverside and
the SR#38 Drawbridge, mile 7.8 at
Centerton, must operate as follows:
(1) From April 1 through October 31
open on signal from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
(2) From November 1 through March
31 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., open on signal
if at least 24 hours notice is given, except as provided in paragraph (a)(1) of
this section.

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33 CFR Ch. I (7–1–10 Edition)

(3) Year round from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
need not open for the passage of vessels, except as provided in paragraph
(a)(1) of this section.
[CGD5 91–054, 58 FR 40591, July 29, 1993, as
amended by USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70311,
Dec. 4, 2006]

§ 117.747 Raritan River.
(a) The draw of New Jersey Transit
Rail Operations Railroad Bridge at
mile 0.5 shall open on signal; except
that, from 6 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 4:30
p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays, the bridge need
not open.
(b) The bridge owner shall provide
and keep in good legible condition two
clearance gauges with figures not less
than 12 inches high designed, installed
and maintained according to the provisions of § 118.160 of this chapter.
(c) Trains and locomotives shall be
controlled so that any delay in opening
the draw span shall not exceed ten
minutes. However, if a train moving toward the bridge has crossed the home
signal for the bridge before the signal
requesting opening of the bridge is
given, the train may continue across
the bridge and must clear the bridge
interlocks before the bridge may be
opened.
[USCG–2009–0202, 74 FR 49325, Sept. 28, 2009]

§ 117.749 Salem River.
The draw of the S49 bridge, mile 3.5
at Salem, shall open on signal if at
least 24 hours notice is given.
§ 117.750 Schellenger Creek.
The draw of the Cape May County
bridge, mile 0.3 at Cape May, need not
be opened for the passage of vessels.

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[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 43462, Oct. 29, 1984]

§ 117.751 Shark River (South Channel).
The draws of S71 bridge, mile 0.8, the
railroad bridge, mile 0.9, and the S35
bridge, mile 0.9, all at Avon, operate as
follows:
(a) The bridges operate as one unit.
The owners shall provide signal systems so connected that the operator of
any of the bridges may simultaneously
notify the operators of the other two.
The operator of the first bridge to be
passed shall be responsible for observ-

ing the approach of vessels, for receiving and acknowledging signals, and for
coordinating the opening of the other
draws.
(b) The draws shall open on signal;
except that, from May 15 through September 30 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday
through Friday except Federal holidays and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, the draw
need be opened only on the hour and
half hour if a vessel is waiting to pass.
(c) The owners of the bridges shall
provide and keep in good legible condition two board gages painted white
with black figures not less than eight
inches high to indicate the vertical
clearance under the closed draw at all
stages of the tide. The gages shall be so
placed on the bridges that they are
plainly visible to operators of vessels
approaching the bridges either up or
downstream.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984]

§ 117.753 Ship Channel,
Harbor Bay.

Great

The draw of the S52 (Ship Channel)
bridge, mile 0.5 between Somers Point
and Ocean City, shall open:
(a) From 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., on signal,
if at least 24 hours advance notice is
given.
(b) From Memorial Day through
Labor Day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., on the
hour and half hour.
(c) At all other times, on signal, for
any vessel.
[CGD05–97–002, 62 FR 45160, Aug. 26, 1997]

§ 117.755

Shrewsbury River.

(a) The Route 36 Bridge, mile 1.8, at
Highlands, New Jersey, shall open on
signal; except that:
(1) From 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. the draw
shall open on signal after at least a 4hour advance notice is given by calling
the number posted at the bridge.
(2) From May 15 through October 15,
7 a.m. to 8 p.m., the draw need only
open on the hour and half hour.
(3) From December 1 through March
31, the draw shall open on signal at all
times after at least a 4-hour advance
notice is given by calling the number
posted at the bridge.

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§ 117.771

(4) The owners of the bridge shall
provide and keep in good legible condition, two clearance gauges, with figures not less than eight inches high,
designed, installed, and maintained according to the provisions of § 118.160 of
this chapter.
(b) The draw of the Monmouth County highway bridge, mile 4.0, at Sea
Bright, shall open on signal; except
that, from May 15 through September
30, on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., the draw
need open only on the hour and half
hour. The draw need not be opened at
any time for a sailboat, unless it is
under auxiliary power or is towed by a
powered vessel. The owners of the
bridge shall keep in good legible condition two clearance gages, with figures
not less than eight inches high, designed, installed and maintained according to the provisions of § 118.160 of
this chapter.
[CGD01–99–010, 64 FR 44130, Aug. 13, 1999, as
amended by CGD01–03–002, 68 FR 43304, July
22, 2003; CGD01–04–127, 70 FR 13102, Mar. 18,
2005]

(b) From 11 p.m. on December 24
until 11 p.m. on December 25, the draw
need open only if at least two hours notice is given.
[USCG–2007–0026, 73 FR 5749, Jan. 31, 2008]

§ 117.758 Tuckahoe River.
The draw of the State highway
bridge, mile 8.0 at Tuckahoe, shall open
on signal if at least 24 hours notice is
given.
[CGD82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984. Redesignated by CGD05–06–045, 71 FR 59383, Oct. 10,
2006]

§ 117.759 Wading River.
The draw of the Burlington County
highway bridge, mile 5.0 at Wading
River, shall open on signal if at least 24
hours notice is given.
§ 117.761 Woodbridge Creek.
The draws of the State Street bridge,
mile 0.5, and the railroad bridge, mile
0.6, both at Sewaren, shall open on signal if at least four hours notice is
given.
NEW YORK

§ 117.756

South River.

The draw of the Conrail bridge, mile
2.8 at South River shall open on weekdays (exclusive of holidays) from December 1 through the last day of February if at least four hours notice is
given. From March 1 through November 30, and December 1 through the last
day of February on weekends and holidays the draw shall be maintained open
to navigation except for closure to accommodate passage of a train. The
draw shall be opened as soon as possible at all times for passage of a public vessel of the United States.
[CGD3 83–067, 49 FR 33014, Aug. 20, 1984]

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§ 117.757

Townsend Inlet.

The draw of Townsend Inlet Bridge,
mile 0.3 in Avalon, shall open on signal
except:
(a) From 9:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the
fourth Sunday in March of every year,
the draw need not open for vessels. If
the fourth Sunday falls on a religious
holiday, the draw need not open from
9:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the third Sunday of March of every year.

§ 117.769 Black Rock Canal.
The draws of the Ferry Street bridge,
mile 2.6, and Canadian National Railway bridge, mile 3.8, both at Buffalo,
shall operate as follows:
(a) From April 15 through November
30, the draws shall open on signal. However, between the hours of 12 midnight
and 8 a.m., seven days a week, no
bridgetender is required to be in attendance at the bridges and the draws
shall open on signal if notice is given
to the owners at least two hours in advance of a vessel’s intended time of
passage through the draws.
(b) From December 1 through April
14, no bridgetender is required to be in
attendance at the bridges and the
draws shall open on signal if notice is
given to the owners at least four hours
in advance of a vessel’s time of intended passage through the draws.
[CGD09–94–008, 59 FR 50167, Oct. 3, 1994]

§ 117.771 Bronx River.
(a) The draw of the Bruckner Boulevard Bridge, mile 1.1, at the Bronx,
New York, shall open on signal if at

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33 CFR Ch. I (7–1–10 Edition)

least a two-hour advance notice is
given to the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT)
Radio Hotline, or the NYCDOT Bridge
Operations Office. From 7 a.m. to 9
a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday
through Friday, the bridge need not be
opened for the passage of vessels.
(b) The draw of the Conrail Bridge,
mile 1.6 at the Bronx, New York, need
not be opened for the passage of vessels.
(c) The owners of the Bruckner Boulevard Bridge, mile 1.1, and the Conrail
Bridge, mile 1.6, both at the Bronx,
New York, shall provide and keep in
good legible condition two clearance
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[CGD01–97–018, 62 FR 54385, Oct. 20, 1997, as
amended by CGD01–99–070, 65 FR 45718, July
25, 2000]

§ 117.773 Buffalo River.
(a) The draw of the Michigan Avenue
bridge, mile 1.3, at Buffalo, shall operate as follows:
(1) From March 22 through December
15, the draw shall open within 20 minutes of signal. However, the draw need
not open from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., and
from 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., Monday
through Saturday.
(2) From December 16 through March
21, the draw shall open on signal if notice is given at least 4 hours in advance
of a vessel’s time of intended passage
through the draw.
(b) The draw of the Ohio Street
bridge, mile 2.1, at Buffalo, shall operate as follows:
(1) From March 22 through December
15, the draw shall open on signal within
20 minutes after a request is made to
the Michigan Avenue drawtender. However, the draw need not open from 7:30
a.m. to 9 a.m., and from 4 p.m. to 5:45
p.m., Monday through Saturday.
(2) From December 16 through March
21, the draw shall open on signal if notice is given at least 4 hours in advance
of a vessel’s time of intended passage
through the draw.
(3) In addition to the standard signals
required for requesting the bridge to
open, the owners of this bridge shall
maintain and monitor a marine radiotelephone for use by the Michigan Ave-

nue drawtender for receiving requests
for opening the Ohio Street bridge. The
drawtender shall maintain communications with any transiting vessel until
the vessel has cleared both the Ohio
Street and Michigan Avenue draws.
(c) The draws of the CSX Transportation railroad bridges, miles 4.02 and
4.39, both at Buffalo, shall open on signal if notice is given at least 4 hours in
advance of a vessel’s time of intended
passage through the draws.
(d) The South Park Avenue bridge,
mile 5.3, at Buffalo, shall open on signal if notice is given at least 4 hours in
advance of a vessel’s time of intended
passage through the draw. However,
the draw need not open from 7 a.m. to
8:30 a.m., and from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.,
Monday through Saturday.
(e) The periods when the bridges need
not open on signal prescribed in paragraphs (a)(1), (b)(1), and (d) in this section shall not be effective on Sundays,
and on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day,
Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, or days observed in lieu of any of these under
State law.
[CGD09–95–022, 61 FR 10467, Mar. 14, 1996, as
amended by USCG–1999–5832, 64 FR 34712,
June 29, 1999]

§ 117.779 Eastchester Bay (Arm of).
The draw of the highway bridge, mile
2.2 between Rodman Neck and City Island, need not be opened for the passage of vessels.
§ 117.781 East River.
The following requirements apply to
the Roosevelt Island bridge, mile 6.4 at
New York City, as follows:
(a) Public vessels of the United
States Government, state or local vessels used for public safety, and vessels
in distress shall be passed through the
draws of each bridge as soon as possible
without delay at anytime. The opening
signal from these vessels shall be four
or more short blasts of a whistle, horn
or radio request.
(b) The owners of each bridge shall
provide and keep in good legible condition clearance gauges for each draw
with figures not less than 12 inches
high designed, installed and maintained according to the provisions of
§ 118.160 of this chapter.

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(c) The draw of the Roosevelt Island
bridge shall open on signal if at least
two hour advance notice is given to the
drawtender at the Grand Street/Avenue
bridge, mile 3.1 across Newtown Creek
(East Branch), the New York Department of Transportation (NYCDOT)
Radio Hotline or NYCDOT Bridge Operations Office. In the event the
drawtender is at Borden Avenue or
Hunters Point Avenue bridges mile 1.2
and 1.4, respectively, across Dutch
Kills, up to an additional half hour
delay may be required.
(d) The draw of the Roosevelt Island
Bridge at mile 6.4, at New York City,
need not open for the passage of vessel
traffic from October 1, 2009 through August 31, 2010.
[CGD1–90–040, 55 FR 37710, Sept. 13, 1990, as
amended by USCG–2009–0348, 74 FR 52888, Oct.
15, 2009]
EFFECTIVE DATE NOTE: At 74 FR 52888, Oct.
15, 2009, § 117.781 was amended by suspending
paragraph (c) and adding a temporary paragraph (d), effective Oct. 15, 2009 through Aug.
31, 2010.

and 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through
Friday except Federal holidays, and
from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturdays,
Sundays, and Federal holidays, the
draw need be opened only on the hour
and half hour, except that commercial
vessels shall be passed at any time.
From December 16 through March 31,
the draw shall open on signal if at least
12 hours notice is given.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by USCG–1999–5832, 64 FR 34712,
June 29, 1999; USCG–2008–0179, 73 FR 35013,
June 19, 2008]

§ 117.787

Gowanus Canal.

The draws of the Ninth Street
Bridge, mile 1.4, the Third Street
Bridge, mile 1.8, the Carroll Street
Bridge, mile 2.0, and the Union Street
Bridge, mile 2.1, at Brooklyn, shall
open on signal, if at least a two-hour
advance notice is given to the New
York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT), Radio Hotline, or
the NYCDOT Bridge Operations Office.

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[CGD01–99–067, 65 FR 46870, Aug. 1, 2000]

§ 117.785 Genessee River.
(a) The following applies to all
bridges listed in this section:
(1) At all times, public vessels of the
United States, vessels in distress, and
vessels seeking shelter from rough
weather shall be passed through the
bridges as soon as possible.
(2) Clearance gages of a type approved by the Commander, Ninth Coast
Guard District, shall be installed on
the upstream and downstream sides of
each drawbridge by and at the expense
of the owner of or agency controlling
the bridge and the gages shall be kept
in good repair and legible condition.
(b) The draw of the CSX Transportation bridge, mile 0.9 at Rochester,
shall open on signal; except that, from
December 15 through March 31, the
draw shall open on signal if at least 12
hours notice is given.
(c) The draw of the Colonel Patrick
Henry O’Rorke Memorial Bridge, mile
1.2 at Rochester, shall open on signal
from April 1 through December 15;
however, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from
4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday
except Federal holidays, the draw need
be opened only for the passage of commercial vessels. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

§ 117.789

Harlem River.

(a) The draws of all railroad bridges
across the Harlem River may remain in
the closed position from the time a
train scheduled to cross the bridge is
within five minutes from the bridge,
and until that train has fully crossed
the bridge. The maximum time permitted for delay shall not exceed ten
(10) minutes. Land and water traffic
should pass over or through the draw
as soon as possible to prevent unnecessary delays in the opening and closure
of the draw.
(b)(1) The draws of the bridges at 103
Street,
mile
0.0,
125
Street
(Triborough), mile 1.3, Willis Avenue,
mile 1.5, Third Avenue, mile 1.9, Madison Avenue, mile 2.3, 145 Street, mile
2.8, Macombs Dam, mile 3.2, 207 Street,
mile 6.0, and the Broadway Bridge,
mile 6.8, shall open on signal if at least
a four-hour advance notice is given to
the New York City Highway Radio
(Hotline) Room and the Triborough
Bridge and Tunnel Authority (TBTA)
for the 125 Street (Triborough), mile
1.3. The draws of the above bridges, except the Broadway Bridge, need not
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from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 7
p.m., Monday through Friday, except
federal holidays. The draw of the
Broadway Bridge need not open for the
passage of vessel traffic from 7 a.m. to
10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday
through Friday, except federal holidays.
(2) The draws of the Willis Avenue
Bridge, mile 1.5, Third Avenue Bridge,
mile 1.9, and the Madison Avenue
Bridge, mile 2.3, need not open for the
passage of vessel traffic at various
times between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on the
first Sunday in May and November.
The exact time and date of each bridge
closure will be published in the Local
Notice to Mariners several weeks prior
to each closure.
(c) The draw of the Metro North
(Park Avenue) Bridge, mile 2.1, shall
open on signal, except, as provided in
paragraph (a) of this section, if at least
a four-hour advance notice is given.
The draw need not open for the passage
of vessel traffic from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m.
and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through
Friday, except Federal holidays.
(d) The draw of the Spuyten Duyvil
railroad bridge, mile 7.9, shall open on
signal at all times, except as provided
in paragraph (a) of this section.

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§ 117.791 Hudson River.
(a) The draws of the bridges listed in
this section shall open as soon as possible at any time for the passage of the
following vessels:
(1) Downbound vessels during a freshet of a height exceeding an elevation
determined by the District Commander.
(2) Public vessels of the United
States.
(3) Vessels of 500 tons or more.
(4) Tugs with a tow on a hawser.
(b) The draws of the bridges listed in
this section shall not remain open for
more than 15 minutes and may remain
closed for up to 10 minutes to allow accumulated land traffic to pass.
(c) The draw of the CSX Transportation bridge, mile 146.2 between Albany and Rensselaer, shall open on signal; except that, from December 16
through March 31, the draw shall open
on signal if at least 24 hours notice is
given.

(d) The draw of the state highway
bridge, mile 150.2 between Troy and
Menands, need not be opened for the
passage of vessels.
(e) The draw of the highway bridge,
mile 152.7 between Troy and Green Island, operates as follows:
(1) From April 1 through December
15, the draw shall open on signal from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; except that, the draw
need not be opened from 6 p.m. to 7
a.m., unless notice is given before 4:30
p.m. of the time the vessel is expected
to pass, and need not open from 7 a.m.
to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
(2) From December 16 through March
31, the draw need not be opened.
(f) The draws of the 112th Street
bridge, mile 155.4 between Troy and Cohoes operate as follows:
(1) The draws shall open on signal
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(2) The draws shall open on signal
from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m., if notice is given,
before 4:30 p.m., of the time the vessel
is expected to pass.
(3) The draws need not be opened
from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6
p.m.
(4) During the period that the Federal Lock at Troy is inoperative, the
drawspans need not be opened for the
passage of vessels.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended at 49 FR 43462, Oct. 29, 1984, CGD3
85–42, 50 FR 26713, June 28, 1985; USCG–1999–
5832, 64 FR 34712, June 29, 1999; USCG–2001–
10881, 71 FR 70312, Dec. 4, 2006]

§ 117.793 Hutchinson
River
(Eastchester Creek).
(a) The following requirements apply
to all bridges across Hutchinson River
(Eastchester Creek):
(1) The owners of each bridge shall
provide and keep in good legible condition clearance gauges for each draw
with figures not less than 12 inches
high designed, installed and maintained according to the provision of
§ 118.160 of this chapter.
(2) Trains and locomotives shall be
controlled so that any delay in opening
the draw shall not exceed ten minutes
except as provided in § 117.31(b). However, if a train moving toward the
bridge has crossed the home signal for
the bridge before the signal requesting
opening of the bridge is given, the train

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may continue across the bridge and
must clear the bridge interlocks before
stopping.
(3) Except as provided in paragraphs
(b) and (c) of this section each draw
shall open on signal.
(b) The draw of the Hutchinson River
Parkway Bridge, mile 0.9, at the Bronx,
New York shall open on signal if at
least a two-hour notice is given to the
New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) Radio Hotline, or
the NYCDOT Bridge Operations Office.
(c) The draw of the South Fulton Avenue Bridge, mile 2.9, shall open on signal from three hours before to three
hours after the predicted high tide. For
the purposes of this section, predicted
high tide occurs four hours after predicted high water for New York (Battery), as given in the tide tables published by private entities using data
provided by the National Ocean Service.
(1) At all other times, the bridge
shall open on signal if at least four
hours advance notice is given to the
Westchester County Road Maintenance
Division during normal work hours or
to the County’s Parkway Police at all
other times.
(2) The bridge tender shall honor requests for opening within six hours
after predicated high water if such request is given to the bridge tender
while he or she is on station (three
hours before to three hours after predicted high tide).

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[CGD01–93–009, 58 FR 42859, Aug. 12, 1993, as
amended by CGD01–97–125, 63 FR 18321, Apr.
15, 1998; CGD01–99–070, 65 FR 45718, July 25,
2000; USCG–2001–9286, 66 FR 33641, June 25,
2001; CGD01–04–033, 69 FR 35246, June 24, 2001]

§ 117.795 Jamaica Bay and Connecting
Waterways.
(a) The draw of the Marine Parkway
bridge, mile 3.0 over Rockaway Inlet,
shall open on signal Monday through
Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. At all
other times, the draw shall open on signal if at least eight hours notice is
given; however, the draw shall open on
signal if at least a one hour notice is
given for the passage of U.S. Navy or
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessels.
(b) The draws of the New York City
highway bridge, mile 0.8 across Mill

Basin on Belt Parkway, need not be
opened for the passage of vessels from
noon to 9 p.m. on Sundays from May 15
to September 30, and on Memorial Day,
Independence Day, and Labor Day.
However, on these days, from two
hours before to one hour after predicted high tide, the draw shall open on
signal. For the purpose of this section,
predicted high tide occurs 15 minutes
later than that predicted for Sandy
Hook, as given in the tide tables published by private entities using data
provided by the National Ocean Service. At all times, public vessels of the
United States and state or local vessels
used for public safety shall be passed as
soon as possible.
(c) The draw of the Beach Channel
railroad bridge shall open on signal; except that, the draw need not open for
the passage of vessel traffic, 6:45 a.m.
to 8:20 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
[CGD3 85–42, 50 FR 26713, June 28, 1985, as
amended by USCG–2001–9286, 66 FR 33641,
June 25, 2001; CGD01–06–033, 71 FR 61897, Oct.
20, 2006; USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70312, Dec. 4,
2006; 72 FR 50876, Sept. 5, 2007]

§ 117.797 Lake Champlain.
(a) The drawspan for each drawbridge
listed in this section must open as soon
as possible for public vessels of the
United States.
(b) The draw of the US2 Bridge, mile
91.8, over Lake Champlain, between
South Hero Island and North Hero Island, shall operate as follows:
(1) The draw shall open on signal on
the hour and the half hour from May
15th through October 15th from 8 a.m.
to 8 p.m. daily.
(2) The draw shall open on signal
from May 15th through October 15th
from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. if at least four
hours notice is given by calling the
number posted at the bridge.
(3) The draw shall open on signal
from October 16th through May 14th if
at least four hours notice is given by
calling the number posted at the
bridge.
(c) The draw of the Central Vermont
Railway bridge across Missisquoi Bay,
mile 105.6 shall open on signal:
(1) From June 15 through September
15:

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(i) Monday through Friday from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m.;
(ii) Saturdays, Sundays, Independence Day and Labor Day from 7 a.m. to
11 p.m.;
(iii) At all other times, if at least two
hours notice is given.
(2) From September 16 through June
14 if at least 24 hours notice is given.
(d) The draw of the SR78 bridge, mile
105.9 across the entrance to Missisquoi
Bay between Alburg Tongue and Hog
Island at East Alburg, shall open on
signal if at least 24 hours notice is
given.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD3 83–059, 49 FR 49452, Dec. 20,
1984; CGD01–98–032, 64 FR 28103, May 25, 1999;
USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70312, Dec. 4, 2006]

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§ 117.799 Long Island, New York Inland Waterway from East Rockaway
Inlet to Shinnecock Canal.
(a) At all times, public vessels of the
United States must be passed through
the drawspan of each drawbridge listed
in this section as soon as possible.
(b) The draw of each bridge listed in
this section need not be opened for sailing vessels, unless the vessels are under
machinery power or under tow, if an
opening would unduly delay other vessel or vehicular traffic.
(c) The owners of the bridges listed in
this section shall provide and keep in
good legible condition two board gages
painted white with black figures not
less than eight inches high to indicate
the vertical clearance under the closed
draw at all stages of the tide. The
gages shall be so placed on the bridges
that they are plainly visible to operators of vessels approaching the bridges
either up or downstream.
(d) The draws of the West Bay bridge,
mile 0.1 across Quantuck Canal, Beach
Lane bridge, mile 1.1 across Quantuck
Canal, Quoque bridge, mile 1.1 across
Quoque Canal and the Smith Point
bridge, mile 6.1 across Narrow Bay
shall open on signal from October 1
through April 30 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
and from May 1 through September 30
from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. At all other
times during these periods, the draws
shall open as soon as possible but no
more than one hour after a request to
open is received.

(e) The draw of the Atlantic Beach
Bridge across Reynolds Channel, mile
0.4, shall open on signal—
(1) From October 1 through May 14;
(2) From May 15 through September
30, except that it need be opened only
on the hour and half-hour from 4 p.m.
to 7 p.m. on weekdays and from 11 a.m.
to 9 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, Memorial Day, Independence Day, and
Labor Day; and
(3) From May 15 through September
30, from two hours before to one hour
after predicted high tide. Predicted
high tide occurs 10 minutes earlier
than that predicted for Sandy Hook, as
given in the tide table published by the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
(f) The draw of the Loop Parkway
Bridge across Long Creek, mile 0.7,
shall open on signal every other hour
on the even hour; except that, from
April 1 through October 31 on Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal holidays,
the draw shall open on signal every
three hours beginning at 3 a.m. If an
opening is desired at other than a
scheduled time, notice may be given
from the telephone located on either
side of the bridge or via marine radiotelephone.
(g) The draw of the Long Beach
Bridge across Reynolds Channel, mile
4.7, shall open on signal; except that:
(1) From midnight to 8 a.m. yearround, the draw shall open on signal if
at least four hours notice is given; and
(2) From 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from May
15 through September 30, the draw need
be opened only on the hour and half
hour.
(3) From 10 p.m. to midnight on July
3 each year the draw need not open for
the passage of vessel traffic.
(h) The draw of the Meadowbrook
State Parkway Bridge, mile 12.8, across
Sloop Channel, shall open on signal if
at least a one-half hour notice is given
to the New York State Department of
Transportation, as follows:
(1) Every other hour on the even
hour.
(2) From April 1 through October 31,
on Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal
holidays, every three hours beginning
at 1:30 a.m. Notice may be given from
the telephone located at the moorings

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on each side of the bridge or by marine
radio.
(3) From 9 p.m. to midnight, on the
Fourth of July, the Meadowbrook
State Parkway Bridge need not open
for the passage of vessel traffic.
(i) The draws of the Wantagh State
Parkway bridge, mile 16.1 across Goose
Creek, and the Captree State Parkway
bridge, mile 30.7 across State Boat
Channel at Captree Island, shall open
on signal if at least one half hour notice is given to the New York State Department of Transportation, as follows:
(1) Every other hour on the even
hour.
(2) From April 1 through October 31
on Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal
holidays, every three hours beginning
at 3 a.m. Notice may be given from the
telephone located at the moorings on
each bridge or by marine radiotelephone.
(j) The Atlantic Beach Bridge, mile
0.4, across Reynolds Channel, from
April 22, 2002 through October 31, 2002,
shall open on signal, except as follows:
(1) Only one moveable bridge span
need be opened for the passage of vessel
traffic between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily,
except as provided in paragraph (j)(3) of
this section.
(2) From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays, and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on
weekends and holidays, the draw shall
open on signal only on the hour and
half-hour, except as provided in paragraph (j)(3) of this section.
(3) From one-hour before to one-hour
after the predicted high tide, two
moveable spans may be opened for the
passage of vessel traffic, provided at
least a two-hour advance notice is
given by calling the number posted at
the bridge. For the purposes of this section, predicted high tide occurs 10 minutes earlier than that predicted for
Sandy Hook, as given in the tide tables
published by the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration.
[CGD3 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD3 84–51, 50 FR 2546, Jan. 17,
1985; CGD01–99–080, 64 FR 46275, Aug. 25, 1999;
CGD01–04–025, 69 FR 34570, June 22, 2004;
CGD01–04–047, 70 FR 15765, Mar. 29, 2005;
USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70312, Dec. 4, 2006]

§ 117.800

Mill Neck Creek.

The draw of the Bayville Bridge, mile
0.1, at Oyster Bay, New York, shall
open on signal between 7 a.m. and 11
p.m., from May 1 through October 31,
and between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday
through Friday, from November 1
through April 30. At all other times the
draw shall open on signal provided at
least a two-hour advance notice is
given by calling the number posted at
the bridge.
[USCG–2008–0010, 73 FR 29690, May 22, 2008]

§ 117.801 Newtown Creek, Dutch Kills,
English Kills and their tributaries.
(a) The following requirements apply
to all bridges across Newtown Creek,
Dutch Kills, English Kills, and their
tributaries:
(1) The owners of all bridges across
Newtown Creek, Dutch Kills, English
Kills and their tributaries listed under
this section, shall provide and keep in
good legible condition two clearance
gauges with figures not less than 12
inches high designed, installed and
maintained according to the provisions
of § 118.160 of this chapter.
(2) Trains and locomotives shall be
controlled so that any delay in opening
the draw shall not exceed five minutes.
If a train moving toward the bridge has
crossed the home signal for the bridge
before the request to open the bridge is
given, that train may continue across
the bridge, but must clear the interlock before stopping.
(b) The draws of the Long Island
Railroad bridges, at mile 1.1, across
Dutch Kills at Queens, shall open on
signal if at least six-hours advance notice is given to the Long Island Railroad Movement Bureau, except as provided in paragraph (a)(2) of this section.
(c) The draw of the Borden Avenue
Bridge, mile 1.2, across Dutch Kills at
Queens, shall open on signal if at least
a two-hour advance notice is given to
the New York City Department of
Transportation (NYCDOT) Radio Hotline or NYCDOT Bridge Operations Office.
(d) The draw of the Hunters Point
Avenue Bridge, mile 1.4, across Dutch
Kills at Queens, shall open on signal if
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given to the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT)
Radio Hotline or the NYCDOT Bridge
Operations Office.
(e) The draw of the Metropolitan Avenue Bridge, mile 3.4, across English
Kills at New York City, shall open on
signal if at least a two-hour advance
notice is given to the New York City
Department
of
Transportation
(NYCDOT) Radio Hotline or the
NYCDOT Bridge Operations Office.
(f) The draw of the Grand Street/Avenue Bridge, mile 3.1, across Newtown
Creek (East Branch) between Brooklyn
and Queens, shall open on signal if at
least a two-hour advance notice is
given to the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT)
Radio Hotline or the NYCDOT Bridge
Operations Office.
(g)(1) The draw of the of the Pulaski
Bridge, mile 0.6, and the Greenpoint
Avenue Bridge, mile 1.3, shall open on
signal if at least a two hour advance
notice is given to the New York City
Department of Transportation Radio
(Hotline) Room.
(2) The Pulaski Bridge, mile 0.6, need
not open for vessel traffic at various
times between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on the
first Sunday in both May and November. The exact time and date of the
bridge closure will be published in the
Local Notice to Mariners several weeks
prior to the first Sunday of both May
and November.

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[CGD01–99–069, 65 FR 46872, Aug. 1, 2000, as
amended by CGD01–04–019, 69 FR 34573, June
22, 2004]

§ 117.802 New Rochelle Harbor.
(a) The draw of the Glen Island
Bridge, mile 0.8, at New Rochelle, New
York, shall open on signal, except as
follows:
(1) two hours advance notice shall be
given for openings from 12 midnight to
6 a.m. from May 1st through October
31st by calling the number posted at
the bridge.
(2) twenty-four hours advance notice
shall be given for openings from 8 p.m.
to 8 a.m. from November 1st through
April 30th by calling the number posted
at the bridge.
(b) The owner of the bridge shall provide, and keep in good legible condition, clearance gauges with figures not

less than twelve (12) inches high designed, installed, and maintained according to the provisions of § 118.160 of
this chapter.
[CGD1–95–002, 63 FR 27680, May 20, 1998]

§ 117.803

Niagara River.

The draw of the Canadian National
Railway bridge, mile 33.0 at Buffalo,
need not be opened for the passage of
vessels.
§ 117.805

Peekskill (Annsville) Creek.

The draw of the Conrail bridge, mile
0.0 at Peekskill, need not be opened for
the passage of vessels.
§ 117.809

Tonawanda Creek.

The draw of the Penn Central Corporation railroad bridge, mile 0.1 at
Tonawanda, is permanently maintained in the open position.
§ 117.811

Tonawanda Harbor.

The draw of the Tonawanda Island
Railroad bridge, mile 0.2 between North
Tonawanda and Tonawanda Island,
shall open on signal if at least 24 hours
notice is given.
§ 117.813

Wappinger Creek.

The draw of the Metro-North Commuter railroad bridge, mile 0.0 at New
Hamburg, need not be opened for the
passage of vessels. However, the draw
shall be returned to operable condition
within six months after notification by
the District Commander to do so.
§ 117.815

Westchester Creek.

The draw of the Bruckner Boulevard/
Unionport Bridge, mile 1.7, at the
Bronx, New York, shall open on signal
if at least a two-hour advance notice is
given to the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT)
radio hotline, or the NYCDOT Bridge
Operations Office. The draw need not
be opened for vessel traffic from 7 a.m.
to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday
through Friday. The owner of the
bridge shall provide clearance gauges
according to the provisions of § 118.160
of this chapter.
[CGD01–99–070, 65 FR 45718, July 25, 2000]

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NORTH CAROLINA
§ 117.820 Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (Alternate Route), Great Dismal Swamp Canal.
The draw of the Great Dismal Swamp
Canal Bridge, mile 28.0 at South Mills,
NC, shall operate as follows:
(a) The draw shall remain in the open
position for navigation. The draw shall
only be closed for pedestrian crossings
or periodic maintenance authorized in
accordance with Subpart A of this part.
(b) The bridge shall be operated by
the Park Service Rangers at the Great
Dismal Swamp Visitors Center. Operational information will be provided 24
hours a day on marine channel 13.
(c) The bridge shall not be operated
when the operator’s visibility is impaired.
(d) Before the bridge closes for any
reason, the operator will monitor waterway traffic in the area. The bridge
shall only be closed if the operator’s
visual inspection shows that the channel is clear and there are no vessels
transiting in the area. While the bridge
is moving, the operator shall maintain
constant surveillance of the navigation
channel.
(e) Before closing the draw, the horn
will sound five short blasts. Five short
blasts of the horn will continue until
the bridge is seated and locked down to
vessels.
(f) When pedestrian traffic has
cleared, the horn will sound one prolonged blast followed by one short
blast to indicate the draw is opening to
vessel traffic.
[CGD05–06–017, 71 FR 40420, July 17, 2006]

[CGD05–97–072, 63 FR 9419, Feb. 25, 1998, as
amended by CGD05–98–030, 63 FR 24427, May
4, 1998; USCG–1999–5832, 64 FR 34712, June 29,
1999; CGD05–05–102, 71 FR 5010, Jan. 31, 2006;
USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70312, Dec. 4, 2006;
CGD05–07–026; 73 FR 5093, Jan. 29, 2008]

§ 117.822 Beaufort Channel, NC.
The draw of the US 70 bridge, mile
0.1, at Beaufort, shall open as follows:
(a) From 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., the draw
need only open every hour on the hour
and on the half hour; except that Monday through Friday the bridge need not
open between the hours of 6:30 a.m. to
8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
(b) From 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., the bridge
shall open on signal.
[CGD05–01–001, 66 FR 40119, Aug. 2, 2001]

§ 117.821 Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Albermarle Sound to Sunset
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(2) S.R. 50 Bridge, mile 260.7, at Surf
City, NC, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., the
draw need only open on the hour.
(3) Figure Eight Swing Bridge, mile
278.1, at Scotts Hill, NC, the draw need
only open on the hour and half hour.
(4) S.R. 74 Bridge, mile 283.1, at
Wrightsville Beach, NC, between 7 a.m.
and 7 p.m., the draw need only open on
the hour; except that from 7 a.m. to 11
a.m. on the third and fourth Saturday
in September of every year, the draw
need not open for vessels due to the
Triathlon run.
(5) S.R. 1172 Bridge, mile 337.9, at
Sunset Beach, NC, shall open on the
hour on signal between 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
(b) If a pleasure vessel is approaching
a drawbridge which is only required to
open on the hour or on the hour and
half hour, and cannot reach the drawbridge on the hour or on the half hour,
the drawtender may delay the required
opening up to 10 minutes past the hour
or half hour.

(a) The drawbridges across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in North
Carolina shall open on signal for commercial vessels at all times and on signal for pleasure vessels, except at the
times and during the periods specified
in this paragraph:
(1) Onslow Beach Swing Bridge, mile
240.7, at Cap Lejeune, NC, between 7
a.m. and 7 p.m., the draw need only
open on the hour and half hour.

§ 117.823 Cape Fear River.
The draw of the Cape Fear Memorial
Bridge, mile 26.8, at Wilmington need
not open for the passage of vessel from
8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on the second Saturday of July of every year, and from 7
a.m. to 11 a.m. on the second Sunday of
November of every year.
[CGD05–05–102, 71 FR 5010, Jan. 31, 2006]

§ 117.824 Neuse River.
(a) The draw of the U.S. 17 bridge,
mile 33.7, at New Bern:

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(1) Need not open from 6:30 a.m. to
8:30 a.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, for pleasure
vessels. However, the draw shall open
at 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., for any vessel
waiting to pass.
(2) Need not open from 2:00 p.m. to
7:00 p.m. from May 24 through September 8, on Sundays and Federal holidays, for pleasure vessels. However, the
draw shall open at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00
p.m., for any vessel waiting to pass.
(3) Must always open on signal for
public vessels of the United States.
(4) Shall open on signal at all other
times.
(b) The draw of the Atlantic and East
Carolina Railway bridge, mile 80.0 at
Kinston, shall open on signal if at least
24 hours notice is given.
[CGD82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD5–88–054, 54 FR 3778, Jan. 26,
1989. Redesignated by CGD05–05–102, 71 FR
5010, Jan. 31, 2006 and amended by USCG–
2001–10881, 71 FR 70312, Dec. 4, 2006]

§ 117.825

Newport River.

The draw of the Atlantic and East
Carolina Railway bridge, mile 13.0 at
Newport, need not be opened for the
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§ 117.829

Northeast Cape Fear River.

(a) The draw of the Isabel S. Holmes
Bridge, at mile 1.0, at Wilmington,
North Carolina will operate as follows:
(1) The draw will be closed to pleasure craft from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. every
day except at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. when
the draw will open for all waiting vessels.
(2) The draw will open on signal for
Government and commercial vessels at
all times.
(3) The draw will open for all vessels
on signal from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.
(4) From 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on the second Saturday of July of every year,
and from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the second Sunday of November of every year,
the draw need not open for vessels.
(b) The CSX Hilton Railroad Bridge,
mile 1.5 in Wilmington, NC shall operate as follows:
(1) The draw of the bridge to be remotely operated by the controller at
the Navassa Railroad Bridge mile 34.0
across the Cape Fear River.

(2) The draw shall be left in the open
position to vessels and will only be
closed for the passage of trains and to
perform periodic maintenance authorized in accordance with Subpart A of
this part.
(3) Trains shall be controlled so that
any delay in opening of the draw shall
not exceed ten minutes except as provided in 117.31(b).
(4) The CSX Hilton Railroad Bridge
shall not be operated by the controller
at the CSX Navassa Railroad in the
event of failure or obstruction of the
motion sensors, laser scanners, video
cameras or marine-radio communications. In these situations, a bridge tender must be called to operate the
bridge on-site.
(5) When rail traffic has cleared, the
horn will automatically sound one prolonged blast followed by one short
blast to indicate that the CSX Hilton
Railroad Bridge is moving to the full
open position to vessels. During open
span movement, the channel traffic
lights will flash red, until the bridge is
in the full open position to vessels. In
the full open position to vessels, the
bridge channel traffic lights will flash
green, allowing vessels to pass safely.
(6) During closing span movement,
the channel traffic lights will flash red,
the horn will sound five short blasts,
and an audio voice-warning device will
announce bridge movement. Five short
blasts of the horn will continue until
the bridge is seated and locked down.
When the bridge is seated and in the
locked down position to vessels, the
channel traffic lights will continue to
flash red.
(c) The draw of the Seaboard System
Railroad Bridge across the Northeast
Cape Fear River, mile 27.0, at Castle
Hayne, North Carolina shall open on
signal if at least four hours notice is
given.
[CGD05–02–014, 67 FR 70554, Nov. 25, 2002, as
amended by CGD05–04–120, 69 FR 70061, Dec.
2, 2004; CGD05–05–102, 71 FR 5010, Jan. 31, 2006]

§ 117.831

Pamlico and Tar Rivers.

The draws of the US17–264 bridge,
mile 37.2 at Washington, and the Boyds
Ferry bridge, mile 44.8 at Grimesland,
shall open on signal if at least 24 hours
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§ 117.849

restore constant attendance when so
directed by the District Commander.
§ 117.833

Pasquotank River.

(a) The draw of the Albemarle &
Chesapeake railroad bridge, mile 47.7,
at Elizabeth City, North Carolina, shall
be maintained in the open position; the
draw may close only for the crossing of
trains and maintenance of the bridge.
When the draw is closed, a bridgetender
shall be present to reopen the draw
after the train has cleared the bridge.
(b) The draw of the US 158 Highway
Bridge, mile 50.7, at Elizabeth City,
shall open on signal; except that between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m., and 4 p.m. and
6 p.m., Monday through Friday, the
draw need open only at 7:30 a.m., 8:30
a.m., 4:30 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. for any
pleasure vessels waiting to pass.
[CGD05–94–118, 60 FR 40098, Aug. 7, 1995, as
amended by CGD05–97–009, 62 FR 66006, Dec.
17, 1997]

§ 117.835

Perquimans River.

The draw of the US17 bridge, mile
12.0 at Hertford, shall open on signal
from 8 a.m. to midnight from April 1
through September 30 and from 10 a.m.
to 10 p.m. from October 1 through
March 31. The draw need not be opened
at all other times.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984; 49 FR
37382, Sept. 24, 1984]

§ 117.837

Roanoke River.

The draw of the Seaboard System
Railroad bridge, mile 94.0 at Palmyra,
need not be opened for the passage of
vessels.
[CGD5–92–004, 57 FR 11580, Apr. 6, 1992]

§ 117.841

Smith Creek.

The draw of the S117–S133 Bridge,
mile 1.5 at Wilmington, need not open
for the passage of vessels.
[USCG–2008–0302, 73 FR 46194, Aug. 8, 2008]

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§ 117.843

Trent River.

(a) The draw of the U.S. 70 bridge,
mile 0.0, at New Bern:
(1) Need not open from 6:30 a.m. to
8:30 a.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, for pleasure
vessels. However, the draw shall open

at 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. for any vessel
waiting to pass.
(2) Need not open from 2:00 p.m. to
7:00 p.m. from May 24 through September 8, on Sundays and Federal holidays, for pleasure vessels. However, the
draw shall open at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00
p.m. for any vessel waiting to pass.
(3) Must always open on signal for
public vessels of the United States.
(4) Shall open on signal at all other
times.
(b) The draws of the Seaboard System Railroad bridge, mile 18.0 near
Pollocksville, need not be opened for
the passage of vessels.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD5–88–53, 54 FR 1361, Jan. 13,
1989; USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70312, Dec. 4,
2006]

OHIO
§ 117.847

Ashtabula River.

(a) The draw of the Fifth Street
bridge, mile 1.4 at Ashtabula, shall
open on signal for the passage of commercial and emergency vessels and on
the hour and half hour for all other
vessels.
(b) The draw of the Norfolk Southern
Bridge, mile 1.5 at Ashtabula, is remotely operated, is required to operate
a radiotelephone, and shall open on signal from April 1 through November 30
from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. At all other
times the draw shall open on signal if
at least 24 hours notice is given.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by USCG–1999–5832, 64 FR 34712,
June 29, 1999; USCG–2009–0968, 74 FR 63612,
Dec. 4, 2009]

§ 117.849 Muskingum River (Zanesville
Canal).
The draw of the Conrail bridge, mile
77.1 at Zanesville, shall open on signal
Tuesday through Friday if the Conrail
office is notified by 12:01 p.m. on the
day preceding the day the opening is
required.
For
openings
Saturday
through Monday, the Conrail office
shall be notified by 12:01 p.m. on Friday
specifying which day and time the
opening is required. In case of emergency, the draw shall open as soon as
possible.

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§ 117.850 Black River.
The draw of the Erie Avenue bridge,
mile 0.6, at Lorain shall open on signal
except as follows:
(a) From April 1 through December
31—
(1) From 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday
through Friday, except legal holidays,
the draw need open only on the hour
and half-hour for pleasure craft; however, the draw need not open for pleasure craft at 8 a.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5
p.m. For commercial vessels the draw
shall open on signal as soon as possible.
(2) From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays,
Sundays and legal holidays, the draw
need open only on the hour and halfhour for pleasure craft. For commercial vessels the draw shall open on signal as soon as possible.
(3) From 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., seven days
a week and legal holidays, no
bridgetender is required to be in constant attendance and the bridge shall
open on signal for pleasure craft and
commercial vessels if at least a one
hour advance notice is given.
(b) From January 1 through March
31, the draw shall open on signal for
pleasure craft and commercial vessels
if at least a twelve hour advance notice
is given.
(c) At all times, the draw shall open
as soon as possible for public vessels of
the United States, state or local government vessels used for public safety
and vessels in distress.

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[CCGD09 86–01, 51 FR 28380, Aug. 7, 1986]

§ 117.851 Portage River.
(a) Public vessels of the United
States, State or local government vessels used for public safety, vessels in
distress and vessels seeking shelter
from rough weather shall be passed
through the draws listed in this section
as soon as possible. Except as provided
in paragraph (c)(1)(ii) with respect to
the Monroe Street bridge, commercial
vessels shall be passed through the
draws of this section as soon as possible.
(b) The owners of the bridges listed in
this section shall provide and keep in
good legible condition two board gages
painted white with black figures to indicate the vertical clearance under the
closed draw at all stages of the tide.

The gages shall be so placed on the
bridge that they are plainly visible to
operators of vessels approaching the
bridge either up or downstream.
(c) The draw of the Monroe Street
bridge, mile 0.4 at Port Clinton, shall
open as follows:
(1) From May 1 through November
30—
(i) Between the hours of 12 midnight
and 6 a.m., the draw shall open on signal.
(ii) Between the hours of 6 a.m. and
12 midnight, the draw shall open on
signal. However, the draw need not
open on signal during this time for recreational craft and commercial vessels
licensed to carry fifteen or less passengers, or less than ten gross tons, unless in distress or seeking shelter from
rough weather. For these vessels, the
draw need open only from three minutes before to three minutes after the
hour and half-hour.
(2) From December 1 through April
30, the draw shall open on signal if at
least 24 hours’ notice is given.
(d) The draw of the Norfolk Southern
Bridge, Mile 1.5 at Port Clinton, is remotely operated, is required to operate
a radio telephone, and shall open on
signal. However, from December 1
through April 30, the draw shall open
on signal if at least 24 hours notice is
given.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD09 89–07, 54 FR 41965, Oct. 13,
1989; USCG–1999–5832, 64 FR 34712, June 29,
1999; USCG–2009–0968, 74 FR 63612, Dec. 4,
2009]

§ 117.853 Sandusky Bay.
The draw of the Norfolk Southern
Bridge, Mile 3.5 at Sandusky, is remotely operated, is required to operate
a radiotelephone, and shall open on signal from April 1 through October 31
and from November 1 through November 30 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. At all other
times, the draw shall open on signal if
at least 24 hours notice is given.
[USCG–2009–0968, 74 FR 63612, Dec. 4, 2009]

§ 117.855 Maumee River.
(a) The draw of the Craig Memorial
highway bridge, mile 3.30, at Toledo,
shall operate as follows:
(1) From April through December
20—

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§ 117.869

(i) Between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11
p.m., the draw need open only from
three minutes before to three minutes
after the hour and half-hour with no
opening required at 7:30 a.m. and 4:30
p.m. for pleasure craft; for commercial
vessels, during this period of time, the
draw shall open on signal as soon as
possible.
(ii) Between the hours of 11 p.m. and
7 a.m., the draw shall open on signal
for commercial vessels and pleasure
craft.
(2) From December 21 through March
31, no bridgetenders are required to be
on duty at the bridge and the draw
shall open on signal from December 21
through December 31, if at least a four
hour advance notice is given and from
January 1 through March 31, if at least
a twelve hour advance notice is given.
(b) The draw of the Cherry Street
highway bridge, mile 4.30 at Toledo,
shall operate as follows:
(1) From April 1 through December
20—
(i) Between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11
p.m., the draw need open only from
three minutes before to three minutes
after the quarter and three-quarter
hour with no opening required at 7:45
a.m. and 4:45 p.m. for pleasure craft; for
commercial vessels, during this period
of time, the draw shall open on signal
as soon as possible.
(ii) Between the hours of 11 p.m. and
7 a.m., the draw shall open on signal
for commercial vessels and pleasure
craft.
(2) From December 21 through March
31, no bridgetenders are required to be
at the bridge and the draw shall open
on signal from December 21 through
December 31, if at least a four hour advance notice is given and from January
1 through March 31, if at least a twelve
hour advance notice is given.
(c) The draws of the CSX Transportation railroad bridge, mile 1.07, Norfolk Southern railroad bridge, mile 1.80
and Norfolk Southern railroad bridge,
mile 5.76, all at Toledo, shall operate as
follows:
(1) From April 1 through December
20, the draws shall open on signal for
all vessels.
(2) From December 21 through March
31, no bridgetenders are required to be
at the bridges and the draws shall open

on signal for commercial vessels and
pleasure craft from December 21
through December 31, if at least a four
hour advance notice is given and from
January 1 through March 31, if at least
a twelve hour advance notice is given.
(d) At all times, the bridges listed in
this section shall open as soon as possible for public vessels of the United
States, state or local government vessels used for public safety and vessels
in distress.
[CCGD09 86–11, 51 FR 39858, Nov. 3, 1986, as
amended by USCG–1999–5832, 64 FR 34712,
June 29, 1999]

OREGON
§ 117.861

Blind Slough.

The draws of the Portland and Western railroad bridge, mile 1.1 at Knappa,
shall open on signal if at least one hour
notice is given. However, the draw
shall open promptly on signal from
four hours before to four hours after
each day’s authorized commercial fishing period established by the Columbia
River Compact (Washington State Department of Fisheries and the Fish
Commission of Oregon) for the Columbia River Fishery below Bonneville
Dam.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by USCG–2000–7223, 65 FR 40056,
June 29, 2000]

§ 117.865

Clatskanie River.

The draw of the Portland and Western railroad bridge, mile 0.7 at
Clatskanie, shall open on signal if at
least one hours notice is given. However, the draw shall open promptly on
signal from four hours before to four
hours after each day’s authorized commercial fishing period established by
the Columbia River Compact (Washington State Department of Fisheries
and the Fish Commission of Oregon)
for the Columbia River Fishery below
Bonneville Dam.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by USCG–2000–7223, 65 FR 40056,
June 29, 2000]

§ 117.869

Columbia River.

(a) The draws of the Interstate 5
Bridges, mile 106.5, between Portland,
OR, and Vancouver, WA, shall open on

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33 CFR Ch. I (7–1–10 Edition)

signal except that the draws need not
be opened for the passage of vessels
from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 2:30
p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday
except federal holidays.
(b) The draw of the Port of Hood
River bridge, mile 169.8 at Hood River,
shall open on signal if at least 12 hours
notice is given.
(c) The draw of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad bridge, mile
201.2, between Celilo, Oregon, and
Wishram, Washington, is automated
and is normally maintained in the fully
open-to-navigation position.
(1) Lights. All lights required for
automated operation shall be visible to
marine traffic for a distance of at least
2 miles and shall be displayed at all
times, day and night.
(i) When the draw is fully open, a
steady green light shall be displayed at
the center of the drawspan on both upstream and downstream sides.
(ii) When the draw is not fully open,
a steady red light shall be displayed at
the center of the drawspan on both upstream and downstream sides.
(iii) When the draw is about to close,
flashing yellow lights in the form of a
down-pointing arrow shall be displayed
at the center of the drawspan on both
upstream and downstream sides.
(2) Operation. When a train approaches the bridge, the yellow lights
shall start flashing. After an 8-minute
delay, the green lights shall change to
red, the drawspan shall lower and lock,
and the yellow lights shall be extinguished. Red lights shall continue to be
displayed until the train has crossed
and the drawspan is again in the fully
open position. At that time, the red
lights shall change to green.
(3) Vessels equipped with radiotelephones may contact Burlington
Northern Santa Fe to obtain information on the status of the bridge. Bridge
status information also may be obtained by calling the commercial telephone number posted at the drawspan
of the bridge.
(d) The draws of the Interstate 5
Bridges, mile 106.5, between Portland,
OR, and Vancouver, WA, need not open
for the passage of vessels from 6:30 a.m.
on July 15, 2004, to 9 p.m. on August 6,
2004, and at no other time until 9 p.m.
on October 15 except for scheduled

openings on signal at 9 p.m. on August
6 and 20, September 3 and 17, and October 1, 2004.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CCGD13 85–02, 50 FR 31591, Aug.
5, 1985; CGD13–93–031, 60 FR 32268, June 21,
1995; CGD13–99–011, 65 FR 1544, Jan. 11, 2000]

§ 117.871 Coos Bay.
The draw of the Port of Coos Bay
railroad bridge, mile 9.0 at North Bend,
shall be maintained in the fully open
position, except for the crossing of
trains or maintenance.
[USCG–2009–0840, 75 FR 16006, Mar. 31, 2010]

§ 117.873 Coos River.
The draw of the Oregon State secondary highway bridge, mile 2.2 near
Eastside, shall open on signal if at
least 12 hours notice is given.
§ 117.875 Coquille River.
The draws of the US 101 highway
bridge, mile 3.5 at Bandon, Oregon,
shall open on signal if at least two
hours notice is given to the drawtender
at the Coos Bay South Slough bridge.
[CGD13–94–033, 59 FR 52424, Oct. 18, 1994]
EFFECTIVE DATE NOTE: By USCG–2009–0839,
75 FR 12688, Mar. 17, 2010, § 117.875 was suspended, effective from May 1, 2010 to March
1, 2011.

§ 117.876T Coquille River.
The draws of the U.S. 101 highway
bridge, mile 3.5 at Bandon, Oregon,
need not open for the passage of vessels
from May 1, 2010 to March 1, 2011.
[USCG–2009–0839, 75 FR 12688, Mar. 17, 2010]
EFFECTIVE DATE NOTE: By USCG–2009–0839,
75 FR 12688, Mar. 17, 2010, § 117.876T was
added, effective from May 1, 2010 to March 1,
2011.

§ 117.879 Isthmus Slough.
The draw of the Oregon State secondary highway bridge, mile 1.0, at
Coos Bay, shall open on signal if at
least 24 hours notice is given.
[CGD13–88–19, 54 FR 3448, Jan. 24, 1989]

§ 117.881 John Day River.
The draw of the Portland and Western railroad bridge, mile 0.0 near
Astoria, shall open on signal if at least
one hour notice is given. However, the

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§ 117.897

draw shall open promptly on signal
from four hours before to four hours
after each day’s authorized commercial
fishing period established by the Columbia River Compact (Washington
State Department of Fisheries and the
Fish Commission of Oregon) for the Columbia River Fishery below Bonneville
Dam.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD13 91–07, 56 FR 67528, Dec. 31,
1991; USCG–2000–7223, 65 FR 40056, June 29,
2000; USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70312, Dec. 4,
2006]

§ 117.887 Oregon Slough (North Portland Harbor).
The draw of the Burlington Northern
Santa Fe railroad bridge, mile 3.2 at
Portland, shall open on signal if at
least one half hours notice is given.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD13 84–13, 49 FR 35627, Sept.
11, 1984]

§ 117.889

Siuslaw River.

(a) The draw of the US101 bridge,
mile 5.0 at Florence, shall open on signal if at least two hours notice is
given.
(b) The draw of the Central Oregon
and Pacific railroad bridge, mile 8.0
near Cushman, shall open on signal if
at least 24 hours notice is given.

[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD13 84–13, 49 FR 35628, Sept.
11, 1984; CCGD13 91–06, 56 FR 66599, Dec. 24,
1991; USCG–1998–3799, 63 FR 35527, June 30,
1998]

[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984; 49 FR
37382, Sept. 24, 1984, as amended by USCG–
1998–3799, 63 FR 35527, June 30, 1998]

§ 117.895 Wallooskee River.
The draw of the Oregon State secondary highway bridge, mile 1.0 near
Astoria, shall open on signal if at least
48 hours notice is given.

§ 117.892

[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984; 49 FR
37382, Sept. 24, 1984]

South Slough.

The drawspan for the Oregon State
Highway Drawbridge across South
Slough at Charleston must open on signal for the passage of vessels, except
that between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7
p.m., from June 1 through September
30, the drawspan need be opened only
on the hour and half-hour. This exception does not apply to commercial tugs
and/or tows or public vessels of the
United States.
[USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70312, Dec. 4, 2006]

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(b) The draw of the Central Oregon
and Pacific railroad bridge, mile 11.5 at
Reedsport, shall be maintained in the
fully open position, except for the
crossing of trains or other railroad
equipment or for maintenance. During
foggy weather when the draw is closed
and the channel is not clear for the
passage of vessels, a fog horn with an
audible range of one-half mile from the
draw shall be sounded. Two clear signals of approximately six seconds duration each, repeated at intervals of 60
seconds from completion of the second
signal to commencement of the next
signal, shall be sounded and repeated
from commencement of closure to full
opening of the draw. When the draw is
again in the open position, the fog horn
shall be stopped, indicating that the
channel is clear for the passage of vessels.
(c) The draw of the US101 bridge
across the side channel of the Umpqua
River, mile 11.1 near Reedsport, need
not be opened for the passage of vessels.

Umpqua River.

(a) The draw of the US 101 Bridge,
mile 11.1, at Reedsport, Oregon, shall
open on signal if at least two hours notice is given.

§ 117.897 Willamette River.
(a) The draws of the Union Pacific
railroad bridge, mile 119.6 at Albany;
and mile 164.3 near Harrisburg, need
not open for the passage of vessels.
However the draws shall be returned to
operable condition within six months
after notification by the District Commander to do so.
(b) The draw of the Oregon State
highway bridge, mile 132.1 at Corvallis,
shall open on signal if at least seven
days notice is given. However, the draw
need not be opened on Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal Holidays.
(c) The draws of the bridges listed in
paragraph (c)(3) of this section shall
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notice is given to the drawtender of the
Hawthorne Bridge subject to the following requirements and exceptions:
(1) The draws need not open for the
passage of vessels from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Monday
through Friday; except that on New
Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of
July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day,
and Christmas Day, the draws shall
open in accordance with the notice requirements of paragraph (c)(3) below.
(2) During Rose Festival Week or
when the water elevation reaches and
remains above +12 feet, no advance notice is required to request opening, except during the normal closed periods
in (c)(1) above.
(3)(i) Broadway Bridge, mile 11.7,
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through
Friday, one hour’s notice shall be given
for draw openings. At all other times,
notice of at least two hours in advance
is required.
(ii) Steel Bridge (upper deck only),
Portland, mile 12.1. From 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. Monday through Friday, one
hour’s notice shall be given for draw
openings. At all other times, two hours
notice is required.
(iii) Burnside Bridge, mile 12.4, from 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday,
one hour’s notice shall be given for
draw openings. At all other times, two
hours notice is required.
(iv) Morrison Bridge, Portland, mile
12.8, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday, one hour’s notice shall
be given for draw openings. At all other
times, two hours notice is required.
(v) Hawthorne Bridge, Portland, mile
13.1, no advance notice required.

other times, including all Federal holidays but Columbus Day, at least a twohour notice by telephone is required.
The opening signal shall be two prolonged blasts followed by one short
blast.
(b) The draw of the Oregon State (Old
Youngs Bay) highway bridge, mile 2.4,
across Youngs Bay foot of Fifth Street,
shall open on signal for the passage of
vessels if at least one half-hour notice
is given to the drawtender at the Lewis
and Clark River Bridge by marine
radio, telephone, or other suitable
means from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4
p.m. Saturday and Sunday. At all other
times, including all Federal holidays
but Columbus Day, at least a two-hour
notice by telephone is required. The
opening signal is two prolonged blasts
followed by one short blast.
(c) The draw of the Oregon State
(Lewis and Clark River) highway
bridge, mile 1.0, across the Lewis and
Clark River, shall open on signal for
the passage of vessels if at least one
half-hour notice is given by marine
radio, telephone, or other suitable
means from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4
p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. At all
other times, including all Federal holidays but Columbus Day, at least a twohour notice by telephone is required.
The opening signal is one prolonged
blast followed by four short blasts.
[CGD13–06–048, 72 FR 9436, Mar. 2, 2007]

PENNSYLVANIA

[CGD13–05–023, 70 FR 73939, Dec. 14, 2005, as
amended by USCG–2008–0721, 74 FR 5986, Feb.
4, 2009]

§ 117.901 Chester Creek.
The draw of the Front Street bridge,
mile 0.1 at Chester, shall open on signal
if at least 24 hours notice is given.

§ 117.899 Youngs Bay and Lewis and
Clark River.
(a) The draw of the US101 (New
Youngs Bay) highway bridge, mile 0.7,
across Youngs Bay at Smith Point,
shall open on signal for the passage of
vessels if at least one half-hour notice
is given to the drawtender at the Lewis
and Clark River Bridge by marine
radio, telephone, or other suitable
means from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4
p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. At all

§ 117.903 Darby Creek.
(a) The draw of the CONRAIL Railroad Bridge, mile 0.3, at Essington, will
operate as follows:
(1) The owner of this bridge on this
waterway shall provide and keep in
good legible condition two board gages
painted white with black figures, nine
inches high to indicate the vertical
clearance under the closed draw at all
stages of the tide. The gages shall be so
placed on the bridge that they are
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§ 117.905

approaching the bridge either up or
downstream.
(2) Trains shall be controlled so that
any delay in opening of the draw shall
not exceed ten minutes except as provided in § 117.31(b). However, if a train
moving toward the bridge has crossed
the home signal for the bridge before
the signal requesting opening of the
bridge is given, the train may continue
across the bridge and must clear the
bridge interlocks before stopping.
(3) From April 1 through October 31,
the draw shall be left in the open position at all times and will only be lowered for the passage of trains and to
perform periodic maintenance authorized in accordance with subpart A of
this part.
(4) The bridge will be operated by the
bridge/train controller at the Delair
Railroad Bridge in Delair, New Jersey.
(5) Before the bridge closes for any
reason, an on-site crewmember will observe the waterway for approaching
craft, which will be allowed to pass.
The on-site crewmember will then
communicate with the off-site bridge/
train controller at the Delair Railroad
Bridge either by radio or telephone, requesting the off-site bridge/train controller to lower the bridge.
(6) The bridge shall only be lowered
from the remote site if the on-site
crewmember’s visual inspection shows
there are no vessels in the area and the
infrared channel sensors are not obstructed.
(7) While the CONRAIL Railroad
Bridge is moving from the full open to
the full closed position, the off-site
bridge/train controller will maintain
constant surveillance of the navigational channel using infrared sensors
to ensure no conflict with maritime
traffic exists. In the event of failure or
obstruction of the infrared channel
sensors, the off-site bridge/train controller will stop the bridge and return
the bridge to the open position. In the
event of loss of radio or telephone communications with the on-site crewmember, the off-site bridge/train controller will stop the bridge and the
bridge return to the open position.
(8) When the draw cannot be operated
from the remote site, a bridge tender
must be called to operate the bridge in
the traditional on-site manner.

(9) The CONRAIL Railroad channel
traffic lights will change from flashing
green to flashing red anytime the
bridge is not in the full open position.
(10) During downward span movement, the channel traffic lights will
change from flashing green to flashing
red, the horn will sound two times, followed by a pause, and then two repeat
blasts until the bridge is seated and
locked down.
(11) When the rail traffic has cleared,
the off-site bridge/train controller at
the Delair Railroad Bridge will sound
the horn five times to signal the draw
of the CONRAIL Railroad Bridge is
about to return to its full open position.
(12) During upward span movement,
the channel traffic lights will change
from flashing green to flashing red, the
horn will sound two times, followed by
a pause, and then sound repeat blasts
until the bridge is in the full open position. In the full open position, the
channel traffic lights will then turn
from flashing red to flashing green.
(13) From November 1 through March
31, the draw shall open on signal if at
least 24 hours notice is given by telephone at (856) 231–7088 or (856) 662–8201.
Operational information will be provided 24 hours a day by telephone at
(856) 231–7088 or (856) 662–8201.
(b) The Reading Railroad Bridge,
mile 0.3, at Essington, will be left in
the full open position at all times.
[CGD05–01–052, 67 FR 64170, Feb. 11, 2002, as
amended by CGD05–06–086, 71 FR 77615, Dec.
27, 2006]

§ 117.904

Delaware River.

See § 117.716, Delaware River, listed
under New Jersey.
[CGD 92–015, 57 FR 37880, Aug. 21, 1992]

§ 117.905

Schuylkill River.

(a) The following requirements apply
to all drawbridges across the Schuylkill River:
(1) The draws of railroad bridges need
not be opened when there is a train in
the bridge block approaching the
bridge with the intention of crossing,
or within five minutes of the known
time of the passage of a scheduled passenger train.

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(2) The opening of a bridge may not
be delayed more than five minutes for
a highway bridge or 10 minutes for a
railroad bridge, after the signal to open
is given.
(3) The owners of drawbridges shall
provide and keep in good legible condition two board gages painted white
with black figures not less than six
inches high to indicate the vertical
clearance under the closed draw at all
stages of the tide. The gages shall be so
placed on the bridge that they are
plainly visible to operators of vessels
approaching the bridge either up or
downstream.
(b) The Passyunk Avenue bridge,
mile 3.5 at Philadelphia, shall open on
signal at all times if at least four hours
notice is given. Public vessels of the
United States shall be passed as soon
as possible at any time.
(c) The draw of the Conrail bridge,
mile 5.5 at Grays Ferry Avenue, Philadelphia, shall open on signal; except
that, on Saturdays and Sundays, the
draw shall open on signal if at least
two hours notice is given. Public vessels of the United States shall be
passed as soon as possible at any time.
(d) The draw of the University Avenue bridge, mile 6.2 at Philadelphia,
shall open on signal at all times if at
least two hours notice is given. Public
vessels of the United States shall be
passed as soon as possible at any time.
(e) The draw of the Conrail bridge,
mile 6.4 near Christian Street, Philadelphia, shall open on signal if at least
two hours notice is given.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 43462, Oct. 29, 1984]

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§ 117.911 Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Little River to Savannah
River.
(a) General. Public vessels of the
United States and tugs with tows, upon
proper signal, will be passed through
the drawspan of each drawbridge listed
in this section at anytime.
(b) [Reserved]
(c) Ben Sawyer (SR 703) bridge across
Sullivan’s Island Narrows, mile 462.2 between Sullivan’s Island and Mount Pleasant. The draw shall open on signal; ex-

cept that, the draw need not open from
7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6
p.m. Monday through Friday except
Federal holidays. On Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal holidays from 9 a.m.
to 7 p.m. the draw need open only on
the hour.
(d) SR 171/700 bridge across Wappoo
Creek Mile 470.8 at Charleston. The draw
shall open on signal, except that from
April 1 to November 30 from 9 a.m. to
4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except
federal holidays, and from 9 a.m. to 7
p.m., on Saturdays, Sundays and federal holidays, the bridge need not open
except on the hour and half-hour. From
June 1 to September 30 and from December 1 to March 30 the draw need not
open from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from
4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except federal holidays, and from
April 1 to May 31 and from October 1 to
November 30 Monday through Friday,
except federal holidays, the draw need
not open from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from
4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
(e) John Limehouse Bridge across the
Stone River, mile 479.3 at Johns Island.
The draw of the John Limehouse
Bridge shall open on signal; except that
the draw need not open from 6:30 a.m.
to 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.,
Monday through Friday except Federal
holidays. Between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.,
Monday through Friday except Federal
holidays, the draw need open only on
the hour and half hour. The draw shall
open as soon as possible for the passage
of tugs with tows, public vessels of the
United States and vessels in a situation where a delay would endanger life
or property.
(f) Lady’s Island Bridge, across the
Beaufort River, Mile 536.0 at Beaufort.
The draw shall operate as follows:
(1) On Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays:
(i) From 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to
6 p.m., the draw need not open; and,
(ii) Between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the
draw need open only on the hour and
half-hour.
(2) At all other times the draw shall
open on signal.
[CGD7 84–29, 50 FR 51250, Dec. 16, 1985]
EDITORIAL NOTE: For FEDERAL REGISTER citations affecting § 117.911, see the List of CFR
Sections Affected, which appears in the

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Finding Aids section of the printed volume
and on GPO Access.

§ 117.927 Coosaw
Branch).

§ 117.913

The draw of the Seaboard System
Railroad bridge, mile 32.0 at Ashepoo,
need not be opened for the passage of
vessels. However, the draw shall be returned to operable condition within six
months after notification by the District Commander to do so.

The draw of the Seaboard System
Railroad bridge, mile 5.3 at Seabrook,
and the draw of the US21 bridge, mile
7.0 at Beaufort, shall open on signal
from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through
Friday if at least 24 hours notice is
given. At all other times, the draw
need not be opened for the passage of
vessels.

§ 117.915

§ 117.929

Ashepoo River.

Ashley River.

(a) The draws of the US17 highway
bridges, miles 2.4 and 2.5 at Charleston,
shall open on signal; except that, from
7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday
and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily, the draws
need be opened only if at least 12 hours
notice is given. The draws of either
bridge shall open as soon as possible for
the passage of vessels in an emergency
involving danger to life or property.
(b) The draw of the Seaboard System
Railroad bridge, mile 12.0 near Drayton
Hall, shall open on signal from 7 a.m.
to 11 p.m. From 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., the
draw shall open on signal if at least
three hours notice is given.
§ 117.917

Battery Creek.

The draw of the State highway
bridge, mile 2.1 between Beaufort and
Parris Island, shall open on signal if at
least 24 hours notice is given.
§ 117.921

Broad River.

(a) The draw of the S170 bridge, mile
14.0 near Beaufort, shall open on signal
if at least 24 hours notice is given.
(b) The draw of the Seaboard System
Railroad bridge, mile 17.0 near Whale
Branch, shall open on signal if at least
24 hours notice is given.
§ 117.923

Congaree River.

The draw of the Southern Railway
bridge, mile 4.3 at Moye’s Station,
shall open on signal if at least 24 hours
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§ 117.925

Cooper River.

The draw of the Seaboard System
Railroad
bridge,
mile
42.8
near
Cordesville, shall open on signal if at
least six hours advance notice is given.
[CGD 7–85–24, 50 FR 37175, Sept. 12, 1985]

River

Durham Creek.

The removable span of the Seaboard
System Railroad bridge, mile 1.7 at
Bushy Park, shall be removed to allow
the passage of dredges and construction equipment if at least 20 days notice is given. When notified by the City
of Charleston of an emergency in the
Bushy Park Reservoir, the span shall
be removed as soon as possible to permit the passage of dredges and construction equipment.
§ 117.933

Pee Dee River.

The draws of the Seaboard System
Railroad bridges, mile 72.6 near Poston
and mile 107.2 near Pee Dee, need not
be opened for the passage of vessels.
§ 117.935

Rantowles Creek.

The draw of the Seaboard System
Railroad bridge, 1.1 near Rantowles,
need not be opened for the passage of
vessels.
§ 117.936

Savannah River.

See § 117.371, Savannah River, listed
under Georgia.
[CGD 92–015, 57 FR 37880, Aug. 21, 1992]

§ 117.938

Waccamaw River.

The draw of the Waccamaw Coast
Line Railroad bridge, mile 44.4 at
Conway, shall open on signal; except
that from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday
through Friday, the draw shall open on
signal if at least one hour notice is
given.
[CGD7–90–80, 56 FR 1491, Jan. 15, 1991]

§ 117.939

Wando River.

The draw of the S41 bridge, mile 10.0
near Cainhoy, shall open on signal if at
least 12 hours notice is given.

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33 CFR Ch. I (7–1–10 Edition)
SOUTH DAKOTA

§ 117.941 Missouri River.
The draws of the US81 bridge, mile
805.7 at Yankton, and the Chicago and
Northwestern Railroad bridge, mile
1066.5 at Pierre, need not be opened for
the passage of vessels.
TENNESSEE
§ 117.943 Cumberland River.
The draw of the Clarksville Railroad
bridge over the Cumberland River, mile
126.5, at Clarksville, shall open on signal when the vertical clearance under
the navigational span is 47 feet or less.
The draw shall open on signal if at
least two hours notice is given when
the vertical clearance is greater than
47 feet. The draw need not be opened
for a vessel that arrives at the bridge
more than 30 minutes after the time
specified in the notice, unless a second
two hours notice has been given.
[CGD02 86–01, 51 FR 32319, Sept. 11, 1986, as
amended by USCG–1998–3799, 63 FR 35527,
June 30, 1998]

§ 117.945 Hatchie River.
The draws of the Illinois Central Gulf
railroad bridge, mile 35.0 at Covington,
and the Seaboard System Railroad
bridge, mile 71.0 at Brownsville, need
not be opened for the passage of vessels.

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§ 117.947 Obion River.
The draws of all bridges on the Obion
River need not be opened for the passage of vessels.
§ 117.949 Tennessee River.
The draws of the Chief John Ross
Bridge over the Tennessee River, mile
464.1, at Chattanooga, and the Southern Railway Bridge over the Tennessee
River, mile 470.7, at Hixon, Tennessee,
shall open on signal when the vertical
clearance beneath the draw is 50 feet or
less. When the vertical clearance beneath the draw is more than 50 feet, at
least eight hours notice is required.
When the operator of a vessel returning
through the draw within four hours informs the drawtender of the probable
time of return, the drawtender shall return one half hour before the time
specified and promptly open the draw

on signal for the vessel without further
notice. If the vessel giving notice fails
to arrive within one hour after the arrival time specified, whether upbound
or downbound, a second eight hours notice is required.
[CGD02 86–02, 51 FR 32320, Sept. 11, 1986; 51
FR 41894, Nov. 19, 1986, as amended by USCG–
2001–10881, 71 FR 70312, Dec. 4, 2006]

TEXAS
§ 117.951 Arroyo Colorado River.
The draw of the S106 highway bridge,
mile 22.5 at Rio Hondo, shall open on
signal if at least 12 hours notice is
given.
§ 117.953 Brazos
River
(Diversion
Channel).
(a) The draw of the S36 highway
bridge, mile 4.4 at Freeport, shall open
on signal if at least 12 hours notice is
given.
(b) The draw of the Union Pacific
railroad bridge, mile 22.6 at Brazoria,
need not be opened for the passage of
vessels.
§ 117.955 Buffalo Bayou.
(a) The draw of the Houston Belt and
Terminal railroad bridge, mile 1.2 at
Houston, and all drawbridges downstream of it, shall open on signal if at
least 24 hours notice if given.
(b) The draws of the Union Pacific
railroad bridge, mile 3.1, and the Houston Belt and Terminal railroad bridge,
mile 4.3, need not be opened for the
passage of vessels.
[CGD–8–89–11, 55 FR 2066, Jan. 22, 1990, as
amended by CGD08–98–066, 63 FR 55030, Oct.
14, 1998]

§ 117.957 Cedar Bayou.
The draw of the Union Pacific railroad automated bridge, mile 7.0 at Baytown, operates as follows:
(a) The draw shall be maintained at a
vertical clearance of 81.4 feet above
mean high water. Fixed green navigation lights shall be displayed in the
center of the draw.
(b) When a train approaches the
bridge, the navigation lights shall be
changed from green to red, alternating
flashing red lights turned on, and a
horn sounded for six minutes. At the
end of six minutes, the draw may be

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§ 117.975

lowered and locked if the scanning
equipment does not detect any object
under the span. If the scanning equipment detects an obstruction, the draw
shall be raised until the obstruction is
cleared.
(c) After a train has cleared the
bridge, the draw shall be raised to 81.4
feet above mean high water, the flashing red lights stopped, and the navigation lights changed from red to green.
§ 117.959

Chocolate Bayou.

The draw of the Union Pacific railroad bridge, mile 11.4 at Liverpool,
need not be opened for the passage of
vessels.
§ 117.963

Colorado River.

The draw of the highway bridge, mile
10.7 at Wadsworth need open on signal
Monday through Friday only, and then
only from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. At least 48
hours notice is required.
[CGD8–90–22, 56 FR 488, Jan. 7, 1991]

§ 117.965

Cow Bayou.

The draws of the Orange County
highway bridge, mile 2.9 at West Orange, and the S87 bridge, mile 4.5 at
Bay City, shall open on signal if at
least six hours notice is given.
§ 117.967

Greens Bayou.

The draw of the Port Terminal Railroad Association railroad bridge, mile
2.8 at Houston, shall open on signal if
at least four hours notice is given. The
draw shall open on signal for three
hours
thereafter
for
returning
downbound vessels.

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§ 117.968

Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.

The drawspan for the Port Isabel
Drawbridge, mile 666.0, must open on
signal; except that, from 5 a.m. to 8
p.m. on weekdays only, excluding federal, state, and local holidays, the
drawspan need open only on the hour
for pleasure craft. The drawspan must
open on signal at anytime for commercial vessels. When the drawspan is open
for a commercial vessel, waiting pleasure craft must be passed.
[USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70312, Dec. 4, 2006]

§ 117.969

Lavaca River.

The draws of the Union Pacific railroad bridge, mile 11.2, and the highway
bridge, mile 11.2, both at Vanderbilt,
shall open on signal if at least 48 hours
notice is given. In emergencies, the
draws shall open as soon as possible.
§ 117.971

Neches River.

(a) The draw of the Kansas City
Southern automated bridge, mile 19.5,
at Beaumont, is not constantly
manned and is operated from a remote
site in Shreveport, Louisiana. The
bridge is normally maintained in the
closed to navigation position, providing 13 feet of vertical clearance
above mean high tide. This bridge will
open on signal.
(1) Mariners may request a bridge
opening at anytime via one of the following methods:
(i) Telephone at 1–877–829–6295;
(ii) Marine radio on VHF-FM Channel
16; or
(iii) Proper sound signal as prescribed
in § 117.15.
(2) When signaling by sound, if return
sound signal is not sent from the remote bridge operator, in compliance
with § 117.15, contact the remote operator via telephone or marine radio.
(3) An audible warning siren will
sound when the bridge is in motion.
Video cameras will constantly monitor
the waterway near and under the draw.
Once a vessel has passed through the
bridge, the draw will lower, provided
the infrared ‘‘under bridge’’ presence
detector and video cameras reveal
nothing under the draw.
(b) The draw of the Burlington
Northern Santa Fe railroad bridge,
mile 53.9 at Evadale, need not be
opened for the passage of vessels.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD 08–00–026, 65 FR 71059, Nov.
29, 2000]

§ 117.975

Old Brazos River.

The draw of the Union Pacific railroad bridge, mile 4.4 at Freeport, shall
be maintained in the fully open position, except for the crossing of trains
or for maintenance.

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33 CFR Ch. I (7–1–10 Edition)

§ 117.977 Pelican Island
Galveston Channel.

The drawspan for the Pelican Island
Causeway Drawbridge across Galveston
Channel, mile 4.5 of the Galveston
Channel, (GIWW mile 356.1) at Galveston, Texas, must open on signal; except that, from 6:40 a.m. to 8:10 a.m., 12
noon to 1 p.m., and 4:15 p.m. to 5:15
p.m. Monday through Friday except
Federal holidays, the drawspan need
not be opened for passage of vessels.
Public vessels of the United States
must be passed at anytime.
[USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70312, Dec. 4, 2006]

§ 117.979

Sabine Lake.

The draw of the S82 bridge, mile 10.0
at Port Arthur, shall open on signal;
except that, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., the
draw shall open on signal if at least six
hours notice is given to the Maintenance Construction Supervisor or the
Maintenance Foreman at Port Arthur.
§ 117.981

Sabine River.

See § 117.493, Sabine
under Louisiana.

River,

listed

[CGD 92–015, 57 FR 37880, Aug. 21, 1992]

§ 117.984

San Bernard River.

The draw of the Union Pacific railroad bridge, mile 20.7 near Brazoria,
shall open on signal; except that, from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.,
the draw shall open on signal if at least
three hours notice is given.
[CGD 08–84–14, 50 FR 15743, Apr. 22, 1985]

§ 117.987

Taylor Bayou.

The draws of the Union Pacific railroad bridge, mile 2.0, and the S73
bridge, mile 10.2, both at West Port Arthur, need not be opened for the passage of vessels.

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§ 117.989

VERMONT

Causeway,
§ 117.993

Lake Champlain.

(a) The drawspan for each of the
drawbridges listed in this section must
open as soon as possible for the passage
of public vessels of the United States.
(b) The draw of the US2 Bridge, mile
91.8, over Lake Champlain, between
South Hero Island and North Hero Island, shall operate as follows:
(1) The draw shall open on signal on
the hour and the half hour from May
15th through October 15th from 8 a.m.
to 8 p.m. daily.
(2) The draw shall open on signal
from May 15th through October 15th
from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. if at least four
hours notice is given by calling the
number posted at the bridge.
(3) The draw shall open on signal
from October 16th through May 14th if
at least four hours notice is given by
calling the number posted at the
bridge.
(c) The draw of the Central Vermont
Railway bridge across Missisquoi Bay,
mile 105.6 shall open on signal:
(1) From June 15 through September
15:
(i) Monday through Friday from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m.:
(ii) Saturdays, Sundays, Independence Day and Labor Day from 7 a.m. to
11 p.m.;
(iii) At all other times, if at least two
hours notice is given.
(2) From September 16 through June
14, if at least 24 hours notice is given.
(d) The draw of the SR78 bridge, mile
105.9 between Alburg Tongue and East
Alburg, shall open on signal if at least
24 hours notice is given.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD3 83–059, 49 FR 44208, Nov. 5,
1984; CGD01–98–032, 64 FR 28103, May 25, 1999;
USCG–2001–10881, 71 FR 70312, Dec. 4, 2006]

VIRGINIA

Trinity River.

The draws of the Union Pacific Railroad bridges, mile 41.4 at Liberty, mile
54.8 at Kenefick, mile 117.3 at Goodrich,
mile 181.8 at Riverside, and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad
bridge, mile 96.2 at Romayor, need not
be opened for the passage of vessels.
[USCG–1998–3799, 63 FR 35527, June 30, 1998]

§ 117.995

Appomattox River.

The draw of the Seaboard System
Railroad bridge, mile 2.5 at Hopewell,
shall open on signal if at least 24 hours
notice is given to the Seaboard System
Agent
at
Hopewell.
However,
a
drawtender shall be in constant attendance and the draw shall open on signal

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upon 30 days notice, in writing, to do so
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§ 117.997 Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, South Branch of the Elizabeth
River to the Albermarle and Chesapeake Canal.
(a) The draw of the Belt Line Railroad Bridge, mile 2.6, in Portsmouth
and Chesapeake will operate as follows:
(1) The bridge will be left in the open
position at all times and will only be
lowered for the passage of trains and to
perform periodic maintenance authorized in accordance with subpart A of
this part.
(2) The bridge will be operated by the
controller at the Berkley Yard office.
(3) The controller will monitor waterway traffic in the area of the bridge
and directly beneath the bridge with
closed circuit cameras mounted on top
of the bridge and with surface navigational radar.
(4) When the bridge closes for any
reason, the controller will announce 30
minutes in advance, 15 minutes in advance, and immediately proceeding the
actual lowering, over marine channel
13, that the Belt Line Railroad Bridge
is closing for river traffic. In each of
these three announcements, the bridge/
train controller will request all concerned river traffic to please acknowledge on marine channel 13.
(5) The bridge shall only be operated
from the remote site if closed circuit
visual and radar information shows
there are no vessels in the area and no
opposing radio communications have
been received.
(6) While the Belt Line Bridge is
moving from the full open position to
the full closed position, the bridge/
train controller will maintain constant
surveillance of the navigational channel to ensure no conflict with maritime
traffic exists. In the event of failure of
a camera or the radar system, or loss
of marine-radio communications, the
bridge shall not be operated by the offsite bridge/train controller from the remote location.
(7) If the off-site bridge/train controller’s visibility of the navigational
channel is less than 3⁄4 of a mile, the
bridge shall not be operated from the
remote location.

(8) When the draw cannot be operated
from the remote site, a bridgetender
must be called to operate the bridge in
the traditional on-site manner.
(9) The Belt Line mid-channel lights
will change from green to red anytime
the bridge is not in the full open position.
(10) During the downward and upward
span movement, a warning alarm will
sound until the bridge is seated and
locked down or in the full open position.
(11) When the bridge has returned to
its full up position, the mid-channel
light will turn from red to green, and
the controller will announce over marine radio channel 13, ‘‘Security, security, security, the Belt Line bridge is
open for river traffic.’’ Operational information will be provided 24 hours a
day on marine channel 13 and via telephone (757) 543–1996 or (757) 545–2941.
(b) The draw of the Norfolk and Western railroad bridge across the South
Branch of the Elizabeth River, mile 3.6
at Portsmouth-Chesapeake, shall be
maintained in the open position; except
the draw may close for the crossing of
trains and maintenance of the bridge.
When the draw is closed, a drawtender
shall be present and the draw shall
open on signal.
(c) The draw of the Gilmerton (US13/
460) bridge, mile 5.8, in Chesapeake:
(1) Shall open on signal at any time
for commercial vessels carrying liquefied flammable gas or other hazardous
materials.
(2) From 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and
from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday
through Friday, except Federal holidays:
(i) Need not open for the passage of
recreational or commercial vessels
that do not qualify under paragraph
(d)(2)(ii) of this section.
(ii) Need not open for commercial
cargo vessels, including tugs, and tugs
with tows, unless 2 hours advance notice has been given to the Gilmerton
Bridge at (757) 545–1512.
(3) Shall open on signal at all other
times.
(d) The draw of the Norfolk Southern
#7 Railroad Bridge, mile 5.8 in Chesapeake, shall operate as follows:
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§ 117.997

33 CFR Ch. I (7–1–10 Edition)

Southern #5 Railroad Bridge office over
the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth
River, at mile 1.1, in Norfolk.
(2) The draw shall be left in the open
position to vessels and will only be
closed for the passage of trains and to
perform periodic maintenance authorized in accordance with subpart A of
this part.
(3) Trains shall be controlled so that
any delay in opening of the draw shall
not exceed ten minutes except as provided in § 117.31(b).
(4) Before the bridge closes for any
reason, the off-site remote operator
will monitor waterway traffic in the
area with closed circuit cameras and
motion sensors mounted on the bridge.
The bridge will only be closed if the
off-site remote operator’s visual inspection shows that the channel is
clear and there are no vessels
transiting in the area.
(5) While the bridge is moving from
the full open position to the full closed
position, the off-site remote operator
will maintain constant surveillance of
the navigation channel to ensure that
no conflict with maritime traffic exists. In the event of failure or obstruction, the off-site remote operator will
stop and return the bridge to the full
open position to vessels. In the event of
a failure or obstruction, a bridge tender must be called by the off-site remote operator and must be on-site
within 30 minutes of the call to operate
the bridge.
(6) During closing of the span, the
channel traffic lights will change from
flashing green to flashing red, the horn
will sound twice, and an audio voice
warning device will announce bridge
movement, then two repeat blasts of
the horn will sound until the bridge is
seated and locked down. When the
bridge is seated and locked down to
vessels, the channel traffic lights will
flash red.
(7) During the open span movement,
the channel traffic lights will flash red,
the horn will sound twice, followed by
a pause, and then five repeat blasts of
the horn will sound until the bridge is
in the full open position to vessels. In
the full open position to vessels, the
bridge channel traffic lights will turn
from flashing red to flashing green
then an audio warning device will an-

nounce bridge movement by stating
‘‘Security, security, security, the Norfolk Southern #7 Railroad Bridge at
mile 5.8 is open for river traffic’’.
(8) Operational information will be
provided 24 hours a day on marine
channel 13 and via telephone (757) 924–
5320.
(e) The draw of the I64 bridge across
the South Branch of the Elizabeth
River, mile 7.1 at Chesapeake, shall
open on signal if at least 24 hours notice is given.
(f) The draw of the Dominion Boulevard (US 17) bridge, mile 8.8 in Chesapeake:
(1) Shall open on signal at any time
for commercial vessels carrying liquefied flammable gas or other hazardous
materials.
(2) From 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 4
p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday,
need not open for the passage of recreational vessels, and need open for
commercial cargo vessels not carrying
hazardous materials, including tugs
and tugs with tows, only when notice
has been given at least 2 hours in advance to the Dominion Boulevard
Bridge at (757) 547–0521.
(3) From 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. and from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday, and
from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays,
Sundays, and Federal holidays, the
draw need only be opened every hour
on the hour, except the draw shall open
on signal for commercial vessels that
qualify under paragraphs (g)(1) or (g)(2)
of this section.
(4) If any vessel is approaching the
bridge and cannot reach the draw exactly on the hour, the drawtender may
delay the opening up to ten minutes
past the hour for the passage of the approaching vessel and any other vessels
that are waiting to pass.
(5) Shall open on signal at all other
times.
(g) The draw of the S168 bridge, mile
12 at Chesapeake (Great Bridge), shall
open on signal; except that, from 6 a.m.
to 7 p.m., the draw need be opened only
on the hour. If any vessel is approaching the bridge and cannot reach the
draw exactly on the hour, the
drawtender may delay the hourly opening up to 10 minutes past the hour for
the passage of the approaching vessel
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§ 117.1007

to pass. Vessels in an emergency condition which presents danger to life or
property shall be passed at any time.
(h) The draw of the Albemarle &
Chesapeake Railroad bridge, mile 13.9,
in Chesapeake, Virginia, shall be maintained in the open position; the draw
may close only for the crossing of
trains and maintenance of the bridge.
When the draw is closed, a bridgetender
shall be present to reopen the draw
after the train has cleared the bridge.
(i) The draw of the Centerville Turnpike (SR170) bridge across the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, mile 15.2,
at Chesapeake:
(1) Shall open on signal at any time
for commercial vessels carrying liquefied flammable gas or other hazardous
materials.
(2) From 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and
from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through
Friday, except Federal holidays:
(i) Need not open for the passage of
recreational or commercial vessels
that do not qualify under paragraph
(i)(2)(ii) of this section.
(ii) Need not open for commercial
cargo vessels, including tugs, and tugs
with tows, unless 2 hours advance notice has been given to the Centerville
Turnpike bridge at (757) 547–3632.
(3) From 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday
through Friday, except Federal holidays, the draw need only be opened on
the hour and half hour.
(4) If any vessel is approaching the
bridge and cannot reach the draw exactly on the hour or half hour, the
drawtender may delay the opening ten
minutes past the hour or half hour for
the passage of the approaching vessel
and any other vessels that are waiting
to pass.
(5) Shall open on signal at all other
times.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984]
EDITORIAL NOTE: For FEDERAL REGISTER citations affecting § 117.997, see the List of CFR
Sections Affected, which appears in the
Finding Aids section of the printed volume
and on GPO Access.

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§ 117.999

Blackwater River.

The draw of the S189 bridge, mile 9.2
at South Quay, shall open on signal if
at least 24 hours notice is given.

§ 117.1001

Cat Point Creek.

The draw of the S634 bridge, mile 0.3
at Naylors, need not be opened for the
passage of vessels.
§ 117.1003

Chickahominy River.

The draw of the highway bridge, mile
1.5 at Barrets Ferry, shall open on signal; except that, from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.,
the draw shall open on signal if at least
12 hours notice is given.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984; 49 FR
37382, Sept. 24, 1984]

§ 117.1005

Chincoteague Channel.

The draw of the SR 175 Bridge, mile
3.5, at Chincoteague shall open on demand from midnight to 6 a.m., and
every one and a half hours from 6 a.m.
to midnight (at 6 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m.,
10:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:30
p.m., 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9 p.m. 10:30 p.m.
and midnight); except from 7 a.m. to 5
p.m. on the last consecutive Wednesday
and Thursday in July, the draw need
not be opened.
[CGDO5–06–002, 71 FR 66673, Nov. 16, 2006]

§ 117.1007 Elizabeth
Branch.

River—Eastern

(a) The draw of the Norfolk Southern
Railroad Bridge (NS #V2.8), mile 2.7 at
Norfolk, shall operate as follows:
(1) The draw shall remain in the open
position for navigation. The draw shall
only be closed for train crossings or
periodic maintenance authorized in accordance with subpart A of this part.
(2) The bridge shall be operated by
the controller at the Norfolk Southern
Railroad Bridge (NS #5), mile 1.1, over
the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth
River in Norfolk, VA. The controller
shall monitor vessel traffic with closed
circuit cameras and infrared sensors
covering the swing radius. Operational
information will be provided 24 hours a
day on marine channel 13 and via telephone (757) 446–5320.
(3) The bridge shall not be operated
from the remote location in the following events: Failure or obstruction
of the infrared sensors, closed-circuit
cameras or marine-radio communications, or anytime controller’s visibility
is inhibited. In these situations, a
bridge tender with Norfolk Southern

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§ 117.1011

33 CFR Ch. I (7–1–10 Edition)

must be called to operate the bridge
on-site.
(4) Before the bridge closes for any
reason, the remote operator will monitor waterway traffic in the area. The
bridge shall only be closed if the offsite remote operator’s visual inspection shows that the channel is clear
and there are no vessels transiting in
the area. While the bridge is moving,
the operator shall maintain constant
surveillance of the navigation channel.
(5) Before closing the draw, the channel traffic lights will change from
flashing green to flashing red, the horn
will sound five short blasts, and an
audio voice warning stating, ‘‘Attention, Attention. Norfolk Southern’s
Railroad Bridge over the Eastern
Branch of the Elizabeth River at milepost 2.7 will be closing to river traffic.’’
Five short blasts of the horn will continue until the bridge is seated and
locked down to vessels, the channel
traffic lights will continue to flash red.
(6) When the rail traffic has cleared,
the horn will sound one prolonged blast
followed by one short blast to indicate
that the draw is opening to vessel traffic. During the opening swing movement, the channel traffic lights will
flash red until the bridge returns to the
fully open position. In the full open position to vessels, the bridge channel
lights will flash green followed by an
announcement stating, ‘‘Security, security, security. Norfolk Southern
Railroad Bridge at mile 2.7 is open for
river traffic.’’ Vessels shall stay clear
of both channels as to not interfere
with infrared detectors, until green
lights are displayed on the swing span.
(b) The draw of the Berkley Bridge
mile 0.4. at Norfolk, shall remain
closed one hour prior to the published
start of a scheduled marine event regulated under § 100.501, and shall remain
closed until one hour following the
completion of the event unless the Patrol Commander designated under
§ 100.501 allows the bridge to open for
commercial vessel traffic.
(c) The draw of the Berkley Bridge,
mile 0.4 in Norfolk—
(1) Shall open on signal at any time,
except from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from
3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

(2) From 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 3
p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday,
except Federal holidays, shall open at
any time for commercial vessels with a
draft of 18 feet or more, provided that
at least 6 hours advance notice has
been given to the Berkley Bridge Traffic Control room at (757) 494–2490.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 43463, Oct. 29, 1984, as
amended by CGD 05–88–13, 53 FR 20321, June
3, 1988; CGD 5–89–43, 54 FR 30039, July 18, 1989;
CGD5–90–023, 55 FR 23434, June 8, 1990;
CGD05–04–209, 70 FR 22254, Apr. 29, 2005;
CGD05–05–049, 70 FR 68337, Nov. 10, 2005]

§ 117.1011

Great Wicomico River.

The draw of the S200 bridge, mile 8.0
at Tipers, shall open on signal; except
that, if an opening is desired from 6
p.m. to 6 a.m., the drawtender on duty
shall be notified before 6 p.m.
§ 117.1013

Kinsale Creek.

The draw of the state highway
bridge, mile 4.0, at Kinsale need not be
opened for the passage of vessels.
§ 117.1015

Mattaponi River.

The draws of the Lord Delaware (S33)
bridge, mile 0.8 at West Point, and the
S629 bridge, mile 28.5 at Walkerton,
shall open on signal if at least 24 hours
notice is given. The drawtender service
for either bridge shall be increased to
the degree determined to be adequate
within 30 days after written notice is
received from the District Commander
to do so.
§ 117.1021

North Landing River.

The draw of the S165 bridge, mile 20.2
at Chesapeake, shall open on signal; except that, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., the
draw need be opened only on the hour
and half hour for the passage of pleasure craft. Public vessels of the United
States, commercial vessels, and vessels
in an emergency endangering life or
property shall be passed at any time.
§ 117.1023

Pamunkey River.

The draw of the Eltham Bridge (SR33/
30) mile 1.0, located in West Point, Virginia shall open on signal if at least
four hours notice is given at all times.
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§ 117.1035

§ 117.1025 York River.
(a) The Coleman Memorial bridge,
mile 7.0, at Yorktown, shall open on
signal; except from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. and
3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, the
bridge shall remain closed to navigation.
(b) The bridge shall be opened at anytime for vessels in an emergency which
presents danger to life or property.
[CGD05–93–054, 59 FR 5954, Feb. 9, 1994, as
amended by CGD05–95–023, 60 FR 31247, June
14, 1995]

WASHINGTON
§ 117.1031 Chehalis River.
The draw of the U.S. 101 highway
bridge, mile 0.1, at Aberdeen shall open
on signal if at least one-hour notice is
given at all times by telephone to the
Washington State Department of
Transportation.

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[USCG–2009–0959, 75 FR 16004, Mar. 31, 2010]

§ 117.1035 Columbia River.
(a) The term drawtender, as used in
this section means the operator of the
drawspan, whether that person may be
a train crew member, maintenance person,
or
an
officially
designated
drawtender.
(b) The draw of the semi-automated
Union Pacific railroad bridge (Kalan
Bridge), mile 323.4, near Kennewick,
Washington, is normally maintained in
the fully open position with no
drawtender in attendance. A radar beacon (RACON) is located at the center of
the drawspan. The RACON operates
only when the drawspan is fully open,
by responding with the Morse letter
‘‘K’’ to X-band radar signals. When necessary to close the drawspan for the
passage of a train or for maintenance,
a drawtender shall be dispatched to operate the draw from either of the remote control stations located at the
ends of the bridge. Operation of the
bridge shall be as follows:
(1) The drawtender shall broadcast a
radio message over Channel 16–VHF to
all vessels in the vicinity that the
Kalan Bridge will be closing in two
minutes. If after two minutes no response is received, the drawtender shall
broadcast a message over Channel 13–

VHF that the Kalan Bridge is closing.
Both messages shall be broadcast
twice.
(2) Prior to activating the closing sequence the drawtender shall visually
inspect the waterway for marine traffic
approaching the bridge. The closing sequence shall not be activated until
after marine traffic has cleared the
bridge.
(3) When the closing sequence is activated, the following functions occur
automatically: The RACON is deactivated, red strobe lights on the lift towers and on the channel piers start
flashing, a downward pointing arrow
consisting of amber colored lights is
displayed from the center of the
drawspan and a recorded message is
broadcast over Channel 13–VHF advising that the Kalan Bridge is closed to
river traffic. The radio message is repeated every five minutes, the red
lights continue to flash and the downward pointing arrow is displayed, until
the lift span returns to the up and
locked position. At the end of the ten
minutes, a horn sounds for 30 seconds,
the span begins closing and the
centerspan navigation lights turn from
green to red. The horn sounds for 30
seconds at 10 minute intervals, until
the lift span returns to the up and
locked position.
(4) If for any reason during the closing sequence a danger is posed to marine traffic, the closing sequence shall
be stopped and the bridge reopened
until the threat of danger has passed.
(5) If the bridge is to be temporarily
closed for maintenance or for purposes
other than the passage of a train, the
drawtender shall continually monitor
Channels 13 and 16 for calls from approaching vessels, and respond to inquiries from vessels about the closure.
(6) After a train has cleared the
bridge, the following functions occur
automatically: The drawspan returns
to the fully open and locked position,
the RACON is reactivated, the arrow
display and the red strobe lights are
extinguished, the red centerspan navigation lights return to green and a recorded message is broadcast over Channel 13–VHF that the Kalan Bridge is
open for marine traffic.
(7) Bridge status information may be
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33 CFR Ch. I (7–1–10 Edition)

telephone number posted at the
drawspan of the bridge.
(c) The draw of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad bridge at mile
328.0, between Pasco and Kennewick,
shall open on signal from 8 a.m. to 4
p.m. At all other times the draw shall
open on signal if at least 2 hour’s notice is given through the General
Yardmaster, Pasco, Washington.
[CGD13 92–02, 57 FR 37712, Aug. 20, 1992]

§ 117.1037 Cowlitz River.
(a) The draw of the Burlington
Northern Santa Fe railroad bridge,
mile 1.5, shall operate as follows:
(1) The draw shall open on signal if at
least 24 hours notice is given.
(2) In the event of an emergency declared by the Cowlitz County Department of Emergency Services, the
bridge shall be capable of opening upon
two hours notice. Notification of emergencies and requests for openings during emergencies are initiated through
the Cowlitz County Department of
Emergency Services.
(3) The operating machinery of the
draw shall be maintained in a serviceable condition and the draw shall be
opened and closed at intervals frequent
enough to make certain that the machinery is in proper order for satisfactory operation.
(4) During periods of fog or similar
periods of reduced visibility, the
drawtender, after acknowledging the
signal to open, shall toll a bell continuously during the approach and passage
of the vessel.
(b) The draw of the Allen Street
Bridge, mile 5.5, need not open for the
passage of vessels.

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[CGD13 91–01, 56 FR 23518, May 22, 1991]

§ 117.1041 Duwamish Waterway.
(a) The draws of each bridge across
the Duwamish Waterway shall open on
signal, except as follows:
(1) From Monday through Friday, except all Federal holidays but Columbus
Day, the draws of the First Avenue
South Bridges, mile 2.5, need not be
opened for the passage of vessels from
6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6
p.m., except: The draws shall open at
any time for a vessel of 5000 gross tons
and over, a vessel towing a vessel of

5000 gross tons and over, and a vessel
proceeding to pick up for towing a vessel of 5000 gross tons and over.
(2) The draw of the South Park highway bridge, mile 3.8, need not be
opened for the passage of vessels from
6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to
5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
(b) The following bridges shall open
on the specified signals:
(1) Burlington Northern Santa Fe
railroad bridge, mile 0.4, and Southwest Spokane Street bridge, mile 0.3,
one prolonged blast followed quickly
by three short blasts.
(2) Burlington Northern Santa Fe
railroad bridge, mile 0.4, one prolonged
blast followed quickly by one short
blast.
(3) First Avenue South bridge, mile
2.5, three prolonged blasts.
(4) South Park highway bridge, mile
3.8, one prolonged blast followed quickly by one short blast and one prolonged
blast.
(c) When fog prevails by day or by
night, the drawtender of bridges listed
in this section, after giving the acknowledging signal to open, shall toll a
bell continuously during the approach
and passage of vessels.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD13 84–14, 49 FR 35498, Sept.
10, 1984; CGD13 8–13, 49 FR 35628, Sept. 11,
1984; CGD13 84–12, 50 FR 10228, Mar. 14, 1985;
CGD13 85–01, 50 FR 30271, July 25, 1985; CGD13
91–05, 56 FR 41284, Aug. 20, 1991; CGD13–99–005,
66 FR 33025, June 20, 2001; USCG–2002–12471, 67
FR 41332, June 18, 2002]

§ 117.1045 Hood Canal.
The draw of the Washington State
pontoon highway bridge near Port
Gamble operates as follows:
(a) The draw shall open on signal if
at least one hour’s notice is given. The
draw shall be opened horizontally for
300 feet unless the maximum opening of
600 feet is requested.
(b) Telephone requests for bridge
openings may be directed as collect
calls to the Toll Office at the bridge
site. The call may also be made by direct telephone communication through
the Seattle Marine Operator, Station
KOH, or through other marine wire or
radio telephone service.
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the owner of or agency controlling the
bridge shall open the draw on a demand
basis for specified periods of time, normally not exceeding 48 hours, when requested by the Department of the
Navy. While on a demand basis, a
drawtender shall be in attendance on
the bridge with radio communication
equipment in operation.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD13 84–13, 49 FR 35628, Sept.
11, 1984; CGD13–95–011, 62 FR 43097, Aug. 12,
1997]

§ 117.1047

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(a) When fog prevails by day or night,
the drawtender of each bridge listed in
this section, after giving the acknowledging signal to open, shall toll a bell
continuously during the approach and
passage of vessels.
(b) The draw of the Puget Sound and
Pacific railroad bridge, mile 0.3 at
Hoquiam, shall be maintained in the
fully open position except for the passage of trains or for maintenance.
When the draw of the bridge is closed
and the visibility at the drawtender’s
station is less than one mile up or
down the channel, the drawtender shall
sound two long blasts every minute.
When the draw is reopened, the
drawtender shall sound one long blast
followed by one short blast.
(c) The draw of the Simpson Avenue
Bridge, mile 0.5, at Hoquiam, shall
open on signal if at least one hour notice is given by telephone to the Washington State Department of Transportation. The opening signal is two prolonged blasts followed by one short
blast.
(d) The draw of the Riverside Avenue
Bridge, mile 0.9, at Hoquiam, shall
open on signal if at least one hour notice is given by telephone to the Washington State Department of Transportation. The opening signal is two prolonged blasts followed by two short
blasts.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD13 84–11, 49 FR 46548, Nov. 27,
1984; CGD13 85–15, 51 FR 2395, Jan. 16, 1986;
CCGD13–93–019, 58 FR 44613, Aug. 24, 1993;
USCG–2008–1095, 74 FR 12552, Mar. 25, 2009]

§ 117.1049 Lake Washington.
The draw of the Evergreen Point
Floating Bridge between Seattle and
Bellevue shall operate as follows:
(a) The draw shall open on signal if
at least two hours notice is given.
(b) Telephone requests for bridge
opening may be directed as collect
calls to the Highway Radio or made by
direct
telephone
communication
through the Seattle Marine Operator,
Station KOH, or through other marine
wire or radiotelephone service.
(c) The draw need not be opened from
5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for all Federal holidays
other than Columbus Day.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD13 84–13, 49 FR 35628, Sept.
11, 1984; CGD13–94–039, 60 FR 54434, Oct. 24,
1995]

§ 117.1051 Lake
Washington
Ship
Canal.
(a) When fog prevails by day or by
night, the drawtender of each bridge
listed in this section, after giving the
acknowledging signal to open, shall
toll a bell continuously during the approach and passage of vessels.
(b) All non-self-propelled vessels,
craft, or rafts navigating this waterway for which the opening of any draw
is necessary shall be towed by a suitable self-propelled vessel while passing
the draw.
(c) The draw of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad bridge, mile 0.1,
shall open on signal.
(d) The draws of the Ballard Bridge,
mile 1.1, Fremont Bridge, mile 2.6, and
University Bridge, mile 4.3, shall open
on signal, except that:
(1) The draws need not be opened for
a period of up to 10 minutes after receiving an opening request, if needed to
pass accumulated vehicular traffic.
However, the draws shall open without
delay, when requested by vessels engaged in towing operations.
(2) The draws need not open from 7
a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday through Friday, except all
Federal holidays but Columbus Day for
any vessel of less than 1000 tons, unless
the vessel has in tow a vessel of 1000
gross tons or over.
(3) Between the hours of 11 p.m. and
7 a.m. the draws shall open if at least

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one hour notice is given by telephone,
radiotelephone, or otherwise to the
drawtender at the Fremont Avenue
Bridge.
(e) The draw of the Montlake Bridge,
mile 5.2, shall open on signal, except
that:
(1) The draw need not open for a period of up to 10 minutes after receiving
an opening request, if needed to pass
accumulated vehicular traffic. However, the draw shall open without
delay, when requested by vessels engaged in towing operations.
(2) For any vessel or watercraft of
less than 1,000 gross tons, unless the
vessel has in tow a vessel of 1,000 gross
tons or over, from Monday through
Friday, except Federal Holidays:
(i) The draw need not open from 7
a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30
p.m. from April 30 to September 1 and
from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 3:30
p.m. to 7 p.m. from September 1 to
April 30.
(ii) The draw need open only on the
hour and half hour from 12:30 p.m. to
3:30 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD 82–025, 49 FR 26722, June 29,
1984; CGD13 84–13, 49 FR 35628, Sept. 11, 1984;
CGD13 86–02, 51 FR 18788, May 22, 1986; CGD 13
88–03, 53 FR 10535, April 1, 1988; CGD13 89–06,
54 FR 52798, Dec. 22, 1989; CGD 96–026, 61 FR
33664, June 28, 1996; CGD13–99–005, 66 FR
33026, June 20, 2001; CGD13–02–012, 68 FR
53051, Sept. 9, 2003]

§ 117.1053 Lewis River.
The draw of the Burlington Northern
Santa Fe railroad bridge, mile 2.0 at
Woodland, need not be opened for the
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§ 117.1055 Skagit River.
The draws of all bridges across the
Skagit river need not be opened for the
passage of vessels. However, the draws
shall be returned to operable condition
within one year after notification by
the District Commander to do so.
§ 117.1057 Skamokawa Creek.
The draw of the Washington State
highway bridge at Skamokawa need
not be opened for the passage of vessels.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984; 49 FR
43463, Oct. 29, 1984]

§ 117.1058

Snake River.

(a) The draw of the Burlington
Northern Santa Fe railroad bridge
across the Snake River at mile 1.5 between Pasco and Burbank is automated
and is normally maintained in the fully
open to navigation position.
(b) Lights. All lights required for
automated operation shall be visible
for a distance of at least 2 miles and
shall be displayed at all times, day and
night.
(1) When the draw is fully open, a
steady green light shall be displayed at
the center of the drawspan on both upstream and downstream sides.
(2) When the draw is not fully open, a
steady red light shall be displayed at
the center of the drawspan on both upstream and downstream sides.
(3) When the draw is about to close,
flashing yellow lights in the form of a
down-pointing arrow shall be displayed
at the center of the drawspan on both
upstream and downstream sides.
(4) A similar set of red, green, and
yellow lights shall be displayed on a remote lighting panel located near the
north end, upstream side, of the Washington State highway bridge at mile
2.2. These lights shall be synchronized
with the lights on the railroad bridge
and shall be visible to vessels traveling
downstream throughout the passage of
the channel adjacent to Strawberry Island.
(c) Operation. When a train approaches the bridge, the yellow lights
shall start flashing. After an eightminute delay, the green lights shall
change to red, the drawspan shall lower
and lock, and the yellow lights shall be
extinguished. Red lights shall continue
to be displayed until the train has
crossed and the drawspan is again in
the fully open position. At that time,
the red lights shall change green.
(d) Vessels equipped with radiotelephones may contact Burlington
Northern Santa Fe to obtain information on the status of the bridge. Bridge
status information also may be obtained by calling the commercial telephone number posted at the drawspan
of the bridge.
[CGD13 84–05, 49 FR 43956, Nov. 1, 1984]

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§ 117.1059 Snohomish River, Steamboat Slough, and Ebey Slough.
(a) Drawtenders of bridges listed in
this section shall acknowledge sound
signals as follows:
(1) When draw can be opened immediately, two prolonged blasts followed
by one short blast or three loud and
distinct strokes of a bell.
(2) When draw cannot be opened immediately, or when it is open and must
be closed promptly, two prolonged
blasts or two loud and distinct strokes
of a bell. This signal may also be used
by a vessel to countermand its call signal.
(b) When fog prevails by day or by
night, the drawtender of each bridge
listed in this section, after giving the
acknowledging signal to open, shall
toll a bell continuously during the approach and passage of vessels.
(c) The draws of the twin, SR 529,
highway bridges across the Snohomish
River, mile 3.6, at Everett shall open
on signal if at least one-hour notice is
given. On weekdays, Monday through
Friday, notice for openings shall be
given by marine radio, telephone, or
other means to the drawtender at the
SR 529 highway bridge across Ebey
Slough, at Marysville, and at all other
times to the drawtender at the twin SR
529 bridges at Everett. One signal opens
both
draws.
During
freshets,
a
drawtender shall be in constant attendance and the draws shall open on signal
when so ordered by the District Commander.
(d) The draw of the SR2 highway
bridge across the Snohomish River,
mile 6.9, at Everett, shall open on signal if at least four hours notice is
given. During freshets, a drawtender
shall be in constant attendance and the
draw shall open on signal when so ordered by the District Commander.
(e) The draw of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad bridge across the
Snohomish River, mile 15.5, at Snohomish, need not be opened for the passage of vessels.
(f) The draw of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad bridge across
Steamboat Slough, mile 1.0, near
Marysville, shall open on signal if at
least four hours notice is given. The
opening signal is one prolonged blast

followed by one short blast and one
prolonged blast.
(g) The draws of the twin, SR 529,
highway bridges across Steamboat
Slough, miles 1.1 and 1.2, near
Marysville, shall open on signal if at
least four-hours notice is given. On
weekdays, Monday through Friday, notice for openings shall be given by marine radio, telephone, or other means
to the drawtender at the SR 529 highway bridge across Ebey Slough, at
Marysville, and at all other times to
the drawtender at the twin SR 529
bridges at Everett. One signal opens
both
draws.
During
freshets,
a
drawtender shall be in constant attendance and the draws shall open on signal
when so ordered by the District Commander.
(h) The draws of the SR 529, highway
bridge, across Ebey Slough, mile 1.6, at
Marysville, shall open on signal if at
least one-hour notice is given. On
weekdays, Monday through Friday, notice for openings shall be given by marine radio, telephone, or other means,
to the drawtender at this bridge, and at
all other times to the drawtender at
the SR 529 bridges across the Snohomish River at Everett. During freshets,
a drawtender shall be in constant attendance and the draws shall open on
signal when so ordered by the District
Commander.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD13 84–13, 49 FR 35628, Sept.
11, 1984; CGD13 85–10, 50 FR 25961, June 24,
1985]

§ 117.1061 Tacoma Harbor.
(a) When fog prevails by day or night,
the drawtender of each bridge listed in
this section, after giving the acknowledging signal to open, shall toll a bell
continuously during the approach and
passage of vessels.
(b) The draw of the South 11th Street
bridge across City Waterway, mile 0.6,
at Tacoma, shall open on signal if at
least two hours notice is given. However the draw need not be opened from
6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to
5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays for vessels of less
than 1,000 gross tons, unless the vessels
have in tow a vessel 1,000 gross tons or
over, or unless the opening of the draw
is required for the pickup of a vessel of

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1,000 gross tons or over for towing.
emergencies, openings shall be made
soon as possible upon notification
the Washington State Department
Transportation.

In
as
to
of

[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD13 84–13, 49 FR 35629, Sept.
11, 1984; 49 FR 44632, Nov. 8, 1984; CGD 13–98–
001, 63 FR 10777, Mar. 5, 1998]

§ 117.1063

Willapa River South Fork.

(a) The draw of the Washington State
Parks and Recreation Commission
bridge across the South Fork Willapa
River, mile 0.3, at Raymond, shall open
on signal if at least 24 hours notice is
given.
[USCG–2000–7223, 65 FR 40056, June 29, 2000]

§ 117.1065

Wishkah River.

(a) When fog prevails by day or by
night, the drawtender of each bridge
listed in this section, after giving the
acknowledging signal to open, shall
toll a bell continuously during the approach and passage of vessels.
(b) The draw of the Puget Sound and
Pacific railroad bridge, mile 0.1 at Aberdeen, shall be maintained in the fully
open position, except for the passage of
trains or for maintenance. When the
draw of the bridge is closed and the visibility at the drawtender’s station is
less than one mile up or down the
channel, the drawtender shall sound
two prolonged blasts every minute.
When the draw is reopened, the
drawtender shall sound one prolonged
blast followed by one short blast.
(c) The draws of the Heron Street
Bridge, mile 0.2 and the Wishkah
Street Bridge, mile 0.4, at Aberdeen,
shall open on signal if at least one hour
notice is given by telephone to the
Washington State Department of
Transportation. The opening signal for
both bridges is one prolonged blast followed by two short blasts.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD13 85–15, 51 FR 2395, Jan. 16,
1986; USCG–2008–1095, 74 FR 12553, Mar. 25,
2009]

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WISCONSIN
§ 117.1081

Black River.

The draw of the CP Rail railroad
bridge, mile 1.0 at La Crosse, shall open

on signal if at least two hours notice is
given.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by USCG–1998–3799, 63 FR 35527,
June 30, 1998]

§ 117.1083 Duluth-Superior Harbor (St.
Louis River).
(a) The draws of the Burlington
Northern railroad bridge, mile 5.7 at
Duluth, shall open on signal; except
that, from January 1 through March 15,
the draws shall open on signal if at
least 24 hours notice is given. The
opening signal for the Minnesota Draw
is one prolonged blast followed by two
short blasts and for the Wisconsin
Draw is two prolonged blasts followed
by two short blasts.
(b) The draws of the Grassy Point
bridge, mile 8.0 at Duluth, and the Arrowhead bridge, mile 8.7 at Duluth,
shall open on signal; except that, from
January 1 through March 15, the draws
shall open on signal if at least 24 hours
notice is given. The opening signal for
the Grassy Point bridge is two short
blasts followed by one prolonged blast
and for the Arrowhead bridge is three
prolonged blasts.
(c) The draw of the Duluth, Missabe
and Iron Range Railway bridge, mile
16.3 at Duluth, need not be opened for
the passage of vessels. The owner shall
return the draw to operable condition
within a reasonable time when notified
by the District Commander to do so.
§ 117.1085

East River.

The draw of the Monroe Avenue
bridge, mile 0.3 at Green Bay, need not
be opened for the passage of vessels.
§ 117.1087

Fox River.

(a) The draws of the Canadian National Bridge, mile 1.03, Main Street
Bridge, mile 1.58, Walnut Street Bridge,
mile 1.81, Mason Street (Tilleman Memorial) Bridge, mile 2.27, and Canadian
National Bridge, mile 3.31, all at Green
Bay, shall open as follows:
(1) From April 1 through November
30, the draws shall open on signal for
recreational vessels; except the draws
need not open from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., 12
noon to 1 p.m., and 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.,
Monday through Saturday except Federal holidays. Public vessels, tugs, and

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commercial vessels with a cargo capacity of 300 short tons or greater shall be
passed at all times.
(2) From December 1 through March
31, the draws shall open on signal if notice is given at least 12 hours in advance of a vessels time of intended passage.
(3) The opening signal for the Main
Street Bridge is two short blasts followed by one prolonged blast, for the
Walnut Street Bridge one prolonged
blast followed by two short blasts, and
for the Mason Street Bridge one prolonged blast, followed by one short
blast, followed by one prolonged blast.
(b) The draw of the George Street
Bridge, mile 7.27 at DePere, shall open
on signal from April 1 to November 30;
except that, from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m., the
draw shall open on signal if notice is
given at least 2 hours in advance of a
vessels time of intended passage. From
December 1 to March 31, the draw shall
open on signal if notice is given at
least 12 hours in advance of a vessels
time of intended passage.
(c) The draws of the Main Street
bridge, mile 56.3, Jackson Street
bridge, mile 56.5, Wisconsin Street
bridge, mile 57.0, and the Congress Avenue bridge, mile 58.3 all at Oshkosh,
shall open on signal from 8 a.m. to 12
midnight; except that, from Monday
through Friday from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15
p.m., 12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., and 3 p.m.
to 5 p.m., the draws need not be opened
for other than public vessels of the
United States except on Memorial Day,
Independence Day, and Labor Day.
From 12 midnight to 8 a.m., the draws
shall open on signal if at least two
hours notice is given by radiotelephone
to the Main Street bridge drawtender
or the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department.
(d) The draw of each bridge at or between Berlin and Portage need not
open for the passage of vessels.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD09–05–081, 70 FR 59657, Oct.
13, 2005]

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§ 117.1089

Manitowoc River.

(a) The draws of the Eighth Street
bridge, mile 0.29, and Tenth Street
bridge, mile o.43, both at Manitowoc,
shall open on signal except that:

(1) From April 1 through October 31,
Monday through Friday, the bridges
need not open from 6:50 a.m. to 7 a.m.,
7:50 a.m. to 8 a.m., 11:55 a.m. to 12:10
p.m., and 12:45 p.m. to 1 p.m., except
federal holidays. From 10:30 p.m. to 4:30
a.m. the draws shall open on signal if
at least a 6 hour advance notice is
given.
(2) From November 1 through March
31 the draws shall open on signal if at
least a 12 hour advance notice is given.
(3) The opening signals for these
bridges are:
(i) Eighth Street—one prolonged
blast followed by one short blast.
(ii) Tenth Street—two short blasts
followed by one prolonged blast.
(4) When signal is given by car ferry
or other large vessel to pass either of
the two bridges, the remaining bridge
shall open promptly so that such vessels shall not be held between the two
bridges.
(b) The draw of the Wisconsin Central
railroad bridge, mile 0.91 at Manitowoc,
shall open on signal except that:
(1) From April 1 through October 31
between the hours of 10:30 p.m. and 4:30
a.m., the draws shall open on signal if
at least a 6 hour advance notice is
given.
(2) From November 1 through March
31 the draw shall open on signal if at
least a 12 hour advance notice is given.
(3) Opening signal for this bridge is
two short blasts followed by one prolonged blast.
[CGD09–01–001, 66 FR 13434, Mar. 6, 2001]

§ 117.1091 Menomonee River.
The draw of the Ogden-First Street
bridge, mile 0.4 at Marinette, shall
open on signal from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
from May 1 through October 31. From
11 p.m. to 7 a.m. from May 1 through
October 31, the draw shall open on signal if at least two hours notice is
given. From November 1 through April
30, the draw shall open on signal if at
least 12 hours notice is given.
§ 117.1093 Milwaukee,
Menomonee,
and Kinnickinnic Rivers and South
Menomonee and Burnham Canals.
(a) The draws of each bridge listed in
this section shall open as soon as possible for the passage of public vessels of
the United States, vessels carrying

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United States mail, vessels licensed to
carry 50 or more passengers when on
their regular routes, and fireboats of
the City of Milwaukee.
(b) For all bridges, the drawtender’s
acknowledging signal when the draw
will open is the same as the opening
signal. The acknowledging signal when
the draw will not open, or is open and
must be closed promptly is four short
blasts.
(c) The draws of bridges across the
Milwaukee River operate as follows:
(1) The draws of the North Broadway
Street bridge, mile 0.5, North Water
Street bridge, mile 0.6, and Michigan
Street bridge, mile 1.1, all at Milwaukee, shall open on signal; except
that, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 4:30
p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday except Federal holidays, the
draws need not be opened.
(2) The draws of all other bridges
across the Milwaukee River shall open
on signal if at least two hours notice is
given; except that, from 7:30 a.m. to
8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., the
draws need not be opened.
(3) The opening signals are as follows:
(i) The Union Pacific railroad bridge,
mile 0.59, two prolonged blasts.
(ii) The North Broadway Street
bridge, mile 0.5, three prolonged blasts
followed by one short blast.
(iii) The North Water Street bridge,
mile 0.6, three prolonged blasts followed by two short blasts.
(4) The following bridges are remotely operated, are required to operate a radiotelephone, and shall open as
noted in this section; St. Paul Avenue,
mile 1.21, Clybourn Street, mile 1.28,
Highland Avenue, mile 1.97, and Knapp
Street, mile 2.14.
(d) The draws of bridges across the
Menomonee
River
and
South
Menomonee Canal operate as follows:
(1) The draw of the North Plankinton
Avenue bridge across the Menomonee
River, mile 1.08, shall open on signal;
except that, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
and 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday
through Saturday except Federal holidays, the draws need not be opened.
(2) The draws of all other bridges
across the Menomonee River and South
Menomonee Canal shall open on signal;
except that, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
and 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday

through Saturday except Federal holidays, the draws need not be opened
and, from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., the draws
shall open on signal if at least two
hours notice is given.
(3) The opening signal for the Canadian Pacific railroad bridge across the
Menomonee River, mile 1.05, is two prolonged blasts followed by two short
blasts.
(4) The following bridges are remotely operated, are required to operate a radiotelephone, and shall open as
noted
in
this
section;
North
Plankinton Avenue, mile 1.08, North
Sixth Street, mile 1.37, and North
Emmber Lane, mile 1.95, all over
Menomonee River, and South Sixth
Street,
mile
1.51
over
South
Menomonee Canal.
(e) The draws of bridges across the
Kinnickinnic River operate as follows:
(1) The draw of the Kinnickinnic Avenue bridge, mile 1.5, shall open on signal; except that, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30
a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday
through Saturday except Federal holidays, the draw need not be opened.
(2) The draws of the Canadian Pacific
railroad bridge, mile 1.67, and the
Union Pacific railroad bridge, mile 1.71,
shall open on signal if at least two
hours notice is given.
(3)(i)The draws of all other bridges
across the Kinnickkinnick River shall
open on signal; except that, from 7:30
a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 5:30
p.m. Monday through Saturday except
Federal holidays, the draws need not be
opened and, from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., the
draws hall open on signal if at least
two hours notice is given.
(ii) The South First Street Bridge,
mile 1.78, is remotely operated, is required to operate a radiotelephone, and
shall open as noted in this section.
(4) The opening signal for the Union
Pacific railroad bridge, mile 1.19, is two
prolonged blasts.
(f) The draw of the Canadian Pacific
Railway
bridge,
mile
1.74
over
Burnham Canal, need not be opened for
the passage of vessels.
[CGD 82–025, 49 FR 17452, Apr. 24, 1984, as
amended by CGD09–03–215, 68 FR 57358, Oct. 3,
2003; USCG–2005–21531, 70 FR 36349, June 23,
2005; USCG–2009–0968, 74 FR 63612, Dec. 4,
2009]

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§ 117.1095

§ 117.1101

Root River.

(a) The draw of the Main Street
bridge, mile 0.3 shall open on signal;
except that, from April 1 through December 1 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., the
draw need be opened only on the hour,
20 minutes after the hour, and 40 minutes after the hour to pass all accumulated vessels; and, from December 2
through March 31, the draw shall open
on signal if at least two hours notice is
given. At all times, public vessels of
the United States, state or local vessels used for public safety, commercial
vessels, and vessels in distress shall be
passed as soon as possible.
(b) The draw of the State Street
bridge, mile 0.5, shall open on signal;
except that, from October 16 through
April 30, the draw shall open on signal
if at least two hours notice is given. At
all times, public vessels of the United
States, state or local vessels used for
public safety, commercial vessels, and
vessels in distress shall be passed as
soon as possible.

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§ 117.1097

Sheboygan River.

The draw of the Eighth Street bridge,
mile 0.69 at Sheboygan, shall open as
follows:
(a) From May 1 through October 31—
(1) Between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10
p.m., the bridge shall open on signal,
except that:
(i) From 6:10 a.m. to 7:10 p.m., Monday through Saturday, the draw need
open only at 10 minutes after the hour,
on the half-hour, and 10 minutes before
the hour; and
(ii) From Monday through Friday,
except Federal holidays, the draw need
not open between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30
a.m., between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m., and
between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
(2) Between the hours of 10 p.m. and
6 a.m., the draw shall open on signal if
at least 2 hours advance notice is provided.
(b) From November 1 through April
30, the draw shall open on signal if at
least 12 hours advance notice is provided.
(c) At all times, the draw shall open
as soon as possible for public vessels of
the United States, state or local government vessels used for public safety,
vessels in distress, vessels seeking shel-

ter from rough weather, or any other
emergency.
[CGD09–98–003, 63 FR 49288, Sept. 15, 1998]

§ 117.1099

St. Croix River.

See § 117.667, St. Croix River, listed
under Minnesota.
[CGD 92–015, 57 FR 37880, Aug. 21, 1992]

§ 117.1101

Sturgeon Bay.

(a) The draw of the Michigan Street
Bridge, mile 4.3 at Sturgeon Bay, shall
open as follows:
(1) From March 15 through December
31, the draw need open on signal for
recreational vessels only on the hour,
24 hours a day. However, if more than
20 vessels have accumulated at the
bridge, or vessels are seeking shelter
from severe weather, the bridge shall
open on signal.
(2) From January 1 through March 14,
the draw shall open on signal if notice
is given at least 12 hours in advance of
a vessel’s time of intended passage.
(b) The draw of the Bayview (SR 42/
57) Bridge, mile 3.0 at Sturgeon Bay,
shall open as follows:
(1) From March 15 through November
30, the draw shall open on signal.
(2) From December 1 through March
14, the draw shall open on signal if notice is given at least 12 hours in advance of a vessel’s time of intended
passage.
(c) The draw of the Maple-Oregon
Bridge at Mile 4.17 at Sturgeon Bay,
shall operate as follows:
(1) From June 1 through December
31, 2009, and from March 15 through November 15, 2010 the draw need open for
recreational vessels only on the hour,
24 hours a day.
(2) Commercial and Public vessels
shall be passed at all times.
(3) From January 1 through March 14,
2010, the draw shall open on signal for
all vessels if notice is given at least 12
hours in advance of a vessel’s intended
time of passage.
[CGD09–05–080, 70 FR 61381, Oct. 24, 2005]
EFFECTIVE DATE NOTE: By USCG–2009–0385,
74 FR 26954, June 5, 2009, § 117.1101 was
amended by temporarily adding paragraph
(c), effective from 6 a.m. on June 1, 2009 until
6 p.m. on Nov. 15, 2010.

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33 CFR Ch. I (7–1–10 Edition)

§ 117.1103 Upper Mississippi River.
See § 117.671, Upper Mississippi River,
listed under Minnesota.

SOURCE: CGD 75–046, 40 FR 24898, June 11,
1975, unless otherwise noted.

[CGD 92–015, 57 FR 37880, Aug. 21, 1992]

§ 117.1105 Wisconsin River.
The draws of each drawbridge across
the Wisconsin River shall open on signal if at least 48 hours notice is given.
§ 117.1107 Wolf River.
The draw of the Winneconne highway
bridge, mile 2.4 at Winneconne, shall
open on signal; except that, from 11
p.m. to 7 a.m. from May 1 through October 31, at least two hours notice is
required and, from November 1 through
April 30, at least 12 hours notice is required. At all times, public vessels of
the United States, state and local vessels used for public safety, and vessels
in distress shall be passed as soon as
possible.

PART 118—BRIDGE LIGHTING AND
OTHER SIGNALS

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AUTHORITY: 33 U.S.C. 494; 14 U.S.C. 85, 633;
Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1.

Sec.
118.1 General requirements.
118.3 Incorporation by reference.
118.5 Penalty for failure to maintain.
118.10 Interference or obstruction prohibited.
118.15 Penalty for interference or obstruction.
118.20 Obtaining information.
118.25 Application procedure.
118.30 Action by Coast Guard.
118.40 Modification of requirements.
118.45 Lighting for the protection of aerial
navigation.
118.50 Inspection.
118.55 Periods of operation.
118.60 Characteristics of lights.
118.65 Lights on fixed bridges.
118.70 Lights on swing bridges.
118.75 Lights on single-opening drawbridges.
118.80 Lights on bascule bridges.
118.85 Lights on vertical lift bridges.
118.90 Bridges crossing channel obliquely.
118.95 Lights on structures not part of a
bridge or approach structure.
118.100 Retroreflective panels on bridge
piers.
118.105 [Reserved]
118.110 Daymarks and lateral lighting on
bridges.
118.120 Radar reflectors and racons.
118.130 Fog signals.
118.140 Painting bridge piers.
118.150 Traveller platforms.
118.160 Vertical clearance gauges.

§ 118.1

General requirements.

All persons owning or operating
bridges over the navigable waters of
the United States or any international
bridge constructed after March 23, 1906,
shall maintain at their own expense
the lights and other signals required by
this part.
[CGD 84–022, 51 FR 16312, May 2, 1986]

§ 118.3

Incorporation by reference.

(a) In this part, portions or the entire
text of certain standards and specifications are incorporated by reference as
the governing requirements for materials, equipment, tests, or procedures
to be followed. These standards and
specification requirements specifically
referred to in this part are the governing requirements for the subject
matters covered, unless specifically
limited, modified, or replaced by the
regulations.
(b) These materials are incorporated
by reference into this part under 5
U.S.C. 552(a) with the approval of the
Director of the Federal Register. The
Office of the Federal Register publishes
a table, ‘‘Material Approved for Incorporation by Reference,’’ which appears
in the Finding Aids section of this volume. In that table are found citations
to the particular sections of this part
where the material is incorporated. To
enforce any edition other than the one
listed in paragraph (c) of this section,
notice of the change must be published
in the FEDERAL REGISTER and the material made available. All approved material is available for inspection at
U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, Administrator, Bridge Administration
Program, room 3500, (CG–5411), 2100 2nd
St. SW., Stop 7581, Washington, DC
20593–7581, or at the National Archives
and Records Administration (NARA).
For information on the availability of
this material at NARA, call 202–741–
6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/
federallregister/
codeloflfederallregulations/

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