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Florida ICW Bridge Schedule and Regulations

Procedures

The bridges will have signs attached with the name of the bridge (or street crossing it), VHF channel to radio, bridge schedule, and maximum clearance gauge.

Florida Bridge operators monitor VHF Channel 9. Where the bridges are on a fixed schedule it is usually not necessary to signal with a horn or communicate via VHF, particularly if there are other boats circling waiting for the opening.

Opening bridges will have a maximum height gauge on the starboard side of the bridge fenders. This is at the lowest point of the bridge over the water. The signs on the bridge will indicate the highest point, which for many bascule bridges is four (4) feet higher in the center of the bridge. Note that the tide range on the ICW is approximately two to three feet (2 - 3 feet).

Bridge Schedule

FLORIDA ICW BRIDGE SCHEDULE


CLEARANCE AT CENTER OF BRIDGE
STATUTE MILES
ABOVE
SOUTH FROM
MHW
LOCATION
NORFOLK**
FERNANDINA
BRIDGE
(CLOSED)
REGULATIONS AND COMMENTS
Sisters Creek 800-865-5794
739.2
22.2
S.R. 105, Heckscher Dr.
24
No regulations, opens on demand.  There are cross currents.
Jacksonville Beach 800-865-5794
747.5
30.5
McCormick, U.S. 90
37
No openings April, May, Oct. & Nov., Monday thru Friday, 7 to 9 am and 4:30 to 6:30 pm except on hour and half-hour. Also no openings April, May, Oct. & Nov. on Saturday, Sunday and Federal holidays, 12 noon to 6 pm except on hour and half-hour.
St. Augustine 800-865-5794
777.9
60.9
S.R, A1A, Bridge of Lions
25
No openings Monday thru Friday, 7 am to 6 pm except on hour and half-hour. No openings at 8 am, 12 noon and 5 pm. Also no openings Saturday, Sunday and Federal holidays, 7 am to 6 pm except on hour and half-hour.
Crescent Beach 800-865-5794
788.9
71.6
S.R. 206
25
No regulations, opens on demand.
Bulow 386-441-0777
816.0
99.0
John Anderson Highway (Knox)
15
No regulations, opens on demand.
Daytona Beach 386-239-6477
829.7
112.7
Main Street
22
No regulations, opens on demand.
Daytona Beach 386-239-6540
830.6
113.6
Memorial
21
No openings Monday thru Saturday, 7:45 to 8:45 am and 4:45 to 5:45 pm except at 8:15 am and 5:15 pm. No restriction on Federal holidays.
New Smyrna Beach 386-424-2024
845.0
128.0
Coronado Beach  (George Musson)
24
Open on signal, except that from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., each day of the week, the bridge need only open on the hour, 20 minutes past the hour and 40 minutes past the hour.
Haulover Canal 321-867-4859
869.2
152.2
S.R. A1A
27
No regulations, opens on demand.
Jay Jay
876.6
159.6
NASA Railroad
7
Normally open with green light flashing. Closes 8 minutes after horn and red light warning.
Titusville 321-264-5068
878.9
161.9
S.R. 402 (Max Brewer)
9
No openings Monday thru Friday, 6:00 to 7:15 am and 3:15 to 4:30 pm except Federal holidays.
Addison Point 321-867-7200
885.0
168.0
Space Center Causeway
27
No openings Monday thru Friday, 6:30 to 8:00 am and 3:30 to 5:00 pm except Federal Holidays.
Fort Pierce 772-468-3993
964.8
247.8
S.R. A1A
26
No regulations, opens on demand.
Jensen Beach 772-221-4058
981.4
264.4
S.R. 707A
65
(This is a fixed bridge)
Hobe Sound 772-546-5234
995.9
278.9
S.R. 708, Hobe Sound
25
No regulations, opens on demand.
Jupiter Island 561-746-4261
1004.1
287.1
S.R. 707, Jupiter Island
25
No regulations, opens on demand.
Jupiter Island 561-746-4907
1004.8
287.8
U.S.1
26
No regulations, opens on demand.
Jupiter 561-746-7114
1006.2
289.2
S.R. 706, Indiantown
35
Opens on the hour and half-hour.
Juno Beach 561-626-3030
1009.3
292.3
Donald Ross Road
35
Opens on the hour and half-hour.
Palm Beach Gardens 561-624-3684
1012.6
295.6
PGA Blvd.
25
Opens on the hour and half-hour.
North Palm Beach 561-626-5445
1013.7
296.7
Parker (U.S. 1)
25
Opens on quarter hour and three-quarter hour.
Palm Beach 561-833-7339
1021.8
304.8
Flagler Memorial
17
Opens on quarter hour and three-quarter hour.
Palm Beach 561-655-5617
1022.6
305.6
Royal Park
14
Opens on the quarter hour and three-quarter hour.
Palm Beach 561-833-8852
1024.7
307.7
S.R. 700, Southern Blvd.
14
Opens on the quarter and three-quarter hour.
Lake Worth 561-540-2516
1028.8
311.8
S.R. 802, Lake Worth Ave.
35
No regulations, open on demand.
Lantana 561-582-2320
1031.0
314.0
Lantana Ave.
13
Opens on the hour and half-hour.
Boynton Beach 561-733-0214
1035.0
318.0
Ocean Ave.
20
Opens on the hour and half-hour.
Boynton Beach 561-732-6461
1035.8
318.8
15th Ave.
25
No regulations, opens on demand.
Delray Beach 561-276-5948
1038.7
321.7
N.E. 8th St., George Bush Blvd.
9
No regulations, opens on demand.
Delray Beach 561-276-5435
1039.6
322.6
S.R. 806, Atlantic Ave.
12
Opens on quarter hour and three-quarter hour.
Delray Beach 561-278-1980
1041.1
324.1
Linton Blvd.
30
Opens on the hour and half-hour.
Boca Raton 561-395-5417
1044.9
327.9
N.E. 40th St., Spanish River
21
Opens on the hour and half-hour.
Boca Raton 561-392-5903
1047.5
330.5
S.R. 798, Palmetto Park
20
Opens on the hour and half-hour.
Boca Raton 561-395-7132
1048.2
331.2
Camino Real
9
Opens on the hour, 20 minutes past the hour and 40 minutes past the hour.
Deerfield Beach 954-428-1090
1050.0
333.0
S.R. 810, Hillsboro Blvd.
21
Opens on the hour and half-hour.
Pompano Beach 954-942-6909
1055.0
338.0
N.E. 14th St.
15
Opens on the quarter hour and three-quarter hour.
Pompano Beach 954-941-7119
1056.0
339.0
S.R. 814, Atlantic Blvd.
15
Opens on the hour and half-hour.
Lauderdale By Sea 954-772-3987
1059.0
342.0
Commercial Blvd.
15
Opens on the hour and half-hour.
Fort Lauderdale 954-566-3711
1060.5
343.5
S.R. 816, Oakland Park Blvd.
22
Opens on the quarter hour and three-quarter hour.
Fort Lauderdale 954-564-6986
1062.6
345.6
Sunrise Blvd. (S.R. 838)
25
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.
Fort Lauderdale 954-463-0842
1064.0
347.0
Las Olas Blvd.
31
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.
Fort Lauderdale 954-524-7783
1065.9
348.9
Brooks Memorial, (S.E. 17th St.)
55
Opens on the hour and half-hour.
Dania 954-922-7833
1069.4
352.4
Dania Beach Blvd.
22
Opens on the hour and half-hour.
Hollywood Beach 954-923-2597
1070.5
353.5
Sheridan Ave.
22
Opens on the quarter hour and three-quarter hour.
Hollywood Beach 954-922-3366
1072.2
355.2
S.R. 820, Hollywood Blvd.
25
Opens on the hour and half-hour.
Hallandale 954-456-6630
1074.0
357.0
Hallandale Beach Blvd. (S.R. 824)
24
An additional 4 feet clearance at center of bridge. Opens on the quarter hour and three-quarter hour.
Sunny Isles 305-673-7625
1078.0
361.0
S.R. 826, N.E. 163rd
36
No openings Monday thru Friday, 7 am to 6 pm and 10 am to 6 pm Saturday, Sunday and Federal holidays on quarter and three quarter hour.
Bay Harbor 305-866-4633 ext. 36
1081.4
364.4
Broad Causeway
16
No openings 8 am to 6 pm except on quarter and three quarter hour.
Miami 305-758-1834
1084.6
367.6
79th St. J.F.K. Causeway
19
No regulations, opens on demand.
Miami
1087.1
370.1
36th St. Julia Tuttle Causeway
56
(This is a fixed bridge)
Miami 305-358-6258
1088.6
371.6
Venetian Causeway (West Span)
12
No openings Nov. 1 thru April 30, Monday thru Friday, 7 to 9 am and 4:30 to 6:30 pm except on hour and half-hour.
Miami
1089.4
372.4
Dodge Island Causeway
22
Draw is open except for trains.

The signal to request opening of a drawbridge is one prolonged blast followed by one short blast.  To contact a bridge with marine radio, use VHF 9 as a calling and working frequency.  The bridge will also monitor channel 16.

BE ADVISED that opening schedules may change for bridge construction, maintenance, inclement weather conditions, or special events.  Please contact the District or the U.S. Coast Guard for a listing of these temporary schedule changes.

**Miles south from Norfolk.  Mileages in this column are correlated directly with the markers (indicated every five miles) on applicable national ocean survey charts (11489, 11485, 11472, 11467).

Fixed bridges crossing the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway are not listed in this guide.  All fixed bridges crossing the channel of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in Florida have a clearance of 65 feet above MHW except the Julia Tuttle Causeway in Miami, which has a 56 foot clearance.

Horizontal clearance between fenders at most bridges is 90 feet, however, some bridges may be less.  The Bridge of Lions and the Venetian Causeway have the least horizontal clearances.

The information appearing in this guide was compiled from the U.S. Code of Regulations s. 117.261, reproduced and distributed by the Florida Inland Navigation District. This format was chosen to make it a ready reference for those traversing the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in Florida. Additional copies may be obtained from the Florida Inland Navigation District, 1314 Marcinski Road, Jupiter, FL 33477-9498, Telephone (561) 627-3386. The above information includes drawbridge operating regulations published by the U.S. Coast Guard through May 2007. For more detailed information you can access the regulation at www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/index.html

ICW Regulations

For the most part, Florida has the least number of speed restricted zones within the ICW itself, but it strictly enforces the speed restrictions outside the marked channel in Manatee Zones.

Links

References

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Comments

We welcome users' contributions to the Wiki. Please click on Comments to view other users' comments, add your own personal experiences or recommend any changes to this page following your visit. On weekends the ICW is clogged with local boats out for the day. They find it difficult to obey No Wake regulations and generally haven't a clue how uncomfortable it is as they zoom past a sailboat. It is easier and more comfortable to travel during the week and take Saturday and Sunday and holidays as laydays.

Because there are so many boats in Florida, and the ICW is a sheltered haven for marinas, marinas with fuel and water are no more than 20 miles apart except in a few areas of the ICW.



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