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North Carolina Bridges

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Bridges are listed below in rough geographic order, moving north to south

Highway 17 Bypass Bridge

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Dismal Swamp Canal Route Bridges

Highway 17 Bypass Bridge: crosses the Dismal Swamp ICW Route at Statute Mile 32.5, just north of the small village of South Mills
36 27.462 North/076 19.964 West
 Fixed
65 feet of vertical clearance.

South Mills Bridge

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South Mills Bridge: crosses the Dismal Swamp ICW Route at Statute Mile 32.6, immediately north of the South Mills Lock
36 26.753 North/076 19.621 West
 Bascule
Closed vertical clearance 4 feet
VHF Hailing Frequency – Channel #13
Telephone number – 252-771-5906

Openings coordinate with lock openings at 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

South Mills Lock

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South Mills Lock
Interrupts the Dismal Swamp Canal Route of the ICW at Statute Mile 33, hard by the charted village of South Mills.
36 26.375 North/076 19.442 West

Lock normally operates at 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

NC Railway Bridge

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NC Railway Bridge: crosses the Dismal Swamp ICW Route at Statute Mile 48, south of charted Sawyers Creek
36 19.226 North/076 10.872 West
 Swing
Closed vertical clearance 3 feet, usually open unless a train is due.

Elizabeth City – Highway 158 Bridge

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Elizabeth City–Highway 158 Bridge: crosses the Dismal Swamp ICW Route at Statute Mile 51, in the heart of downtown Elizabeth City
36 18.072 North/076 13.029 West
 Bascule
Closed vertical clearance 2 feet
Restricted opening
VHF Hailing Frequency – Channel #13
Telephone Number – 252-331-4772

Does not open weekdays between the hours of 7:00 am and 9:00 am, and from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, except for openings at 7:30 am, 8:30 am, 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm. At all other times of the day and week, this span opens on demand

Coinjock Bridge

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North Carolina – Virginia Cut Bridges

Coinjock Bridge – spans the canal like section of the Waterway at Statute Mile 50, between Coinjock Bay and North River
36 20.451 North/075 57.266 West
 Fixed
65 feet

Alligator River Bridge

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ICW Bridges from Albemarle Sound to South Carolina

Alligator River Bridge: crosses the Alligator River section of the ICW at Statute Mile 84, south of flashing daybeacon #12
35 54.037 North/076 00.509 West
 Swing
14 feet of closed vertical clearance
Open on demand
VHF Hailing Frequency – Channel #13
Telephone Number – 252-796-7261

Opens on demand UNLESS WIND AND WIND GUSTS EXCEED 35 KNOTS (or so), WHEN IT DOES NOT OPEN AT ALL!

Fairfield Bridge

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Fairfield Bridge: crosses the ICW at Statute Mile 114, west of the charted Fairfield Canal
35 35.610 North/076 13.959 West
 Fixed
65 feet of vertical clearance

Wilkerson Creek Bridge

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Wilkerson Creek Bridge: crosses the ICW at Statute Mile 126, east of unlighted daybeacon #27
35 33.323 North/076 26.329 West
 Fixed
64 feet of vertical clearance

Hobucken Bridge

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Hobucken Bridge: crosses the ICW at Statute Mile 157, north of flashing daybeacon #21
35 14.773 North/076 35.491 West
 Fixed
65 feet of vertical clearance

Core Creek Bridge

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Core Creek Bridge: crosses the ICW at Statute Mile 196, north of flashing daybeacon #19
34 49.518 North/076 41.469 West
 Fixed
65 feet of vertical clearance

Morehead City – Newport River Bridge

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Morehead City–Newport River Bridge: crosses the ICW at Statute Mile 204, immediately north of the Morehead City Turning Basin, south of unlighted can buoy #39
34 43.256 North/076 41.607 West
 Fixed
65 feet of vertical clearance

Morehead City Railway Bridge

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Morehead City Railway Bridge: crosses the ICW immediately at Statute Mile 204, south of the bridge described above
34 43.230 North/076 41.605 West
 Bascule
4 feet of closed vertical clearance, usually open unless a train is due

Atlantic Beach Bridge

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Atlantic Beach Bridge: crosses the ICW at Statute Mile 206.5, west of unlighted daybeacon #3A
34 43.042 North/076 44.112 West
 Fixed
65 feet of vertical clearance

Emerald Isle Bridge

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Emerald Isle Bridge: crosses the ICW at Statute Mile 226, west of unlighted daybeacon #42
34 40.451 North/077 03.935 West
 Fixed
65 feet of vertical clearance

Onslow Beach Bridge

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Onslow Beach Bridge: crosses the ICW at Statute Mile 241, northeast of flashing daybeacon #64,
34 34.364 North/077 16.306 West
 Swing
12 feet of closed vertical clearance
Restricted opening
VHF Hailing Frequency – Channel #13
Telephone Number – 910-440-7376

Opens only on the hour and half-hour, year-round, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., seven days a week, opens on demand during the nighttime hours

Topsail Island Bridge

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Topsail Island Bridge: crosses the ICW at Statute Mile 252.5, west-southwest of unlighted daybeacon #25
34 29.989 North/077 25.762 West
 Fixed
64 (!! see note below) feet of vertical clearance

Cruising News 12/05/2012:
The North Carolina Department of Transportation reports that they have corrected the tidal gauges on this bridge and that it has a height at Mean High Water of 64 Feet (NOT 65). The USCG states that they will have NOAA confirm this report and issue appropriate changes to the charts.
John Kremski

Surf City – S.R. 50 Bridge

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Surf City – S.R. 50 Bridge: crosses the Waterway at Statute Mile 261, southwest of unlighted daybeacon #69
34 25.873 North/077 32.983 West
 Swing
12 feet of closed vertical clearance
Restricted opening
VHF Hailing Frequency – Channel #13
Telephone Number – 910-328-4291

Opens only on the hour, year-round, seven days a week between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., opens on demand during the evening, night, and early morning hours

Figure Eight Island Bridge

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Figure Eight Island Bridge: spans the ICW at Statute Mile 278, southwest of unlighted daybeacon #120
34 16.483 North/077 45.600 West
Swing

20 feet of closed vertical clearance
Restricted opening

Opens only on the hour and half-hour, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., year-round, 24 hours a day

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