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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • Chesapeake and Albemarle Railway Bridge


      Chesapeake and Albemarle Railway Bridge: crosses the Dismal Swamp ICW Route at Statute Mile 47.7, 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.

      NOTE: Several 24 hr Closures Jan 17 to 25, 2018. See https://cruisersnet.net/169161 for details.

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    • 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

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    • 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

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    • Alligator River Bridge



      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!

      Comments from Cruisers (1)

      1. Larry Dorminy -  July 12, 2017 - 11:03 am

        Year-long maintenance with divers in the water and a crane barge in the channel will begin July 17, 2017.

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    • 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.

      Comments from Cruisers (1)

      1. Bill combs -  May 6, 2017 - 6:49 pm

        Wondering about the height of the water at the Wilkerson Bridge and whether or not a boat with 64 ft mast will be able to get under the bridge.

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    • 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

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    • 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

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    • 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.

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    • 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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