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Archive For: BRIDGES – North Carolina

  • Highway 17 Bypass Bridge

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    SSECN recommends a low to mid tide passage for vessels needing the full 65ft vertical clearance.

  • Hobucken Bridge

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    8/12/2015: undergoing reconstruction of the bridge fender system between August 17 and October 23, 2015. The bridge will remain in the closed-to-navigation position from 4 a.m. to 2 p.m.,Monday through Friday; except for scheduled openings at 8:30 a.m. and 12 noon, and openings for commercial tug and barge traffic.

  • Figure Eight Island Bridge

    Figure Eight Island Bridge: spans the ICW at Statute Mile 278.1, southwest of unlighted daybeacon #120
    34 16.483 North/077 45.600 West
    Swing

    20 feet of closed vertical clearance
    Restricted opening

    The draw need only open on the hour and half hour, year-round, 24 hours a day

    Note: drawbridges across the AICW in North Carolina shall open on signal for commercial vessels at all times.

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