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    • Britt Point Railway Bridge


      Britt Point Railway Bridge—crosses the Okeechobee Waterway and St. Lucie River at Statute Mile 7, southwest of flashing daybeacon #23
      27 12.218 North/080 15.606 West
       Bascule
      7 feet closed vertical clearance

      Usually open but closes automatically as much as 30 minutes ahead of time when a train is due (a loud horn and flashing red lights warn of an imminent closing, and eastbound cruisers should also know that the highway bridges will not open when the railway span is closed)

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    • Old Roosevelt Bridge


      Old Roosevelt Bridge—cross the Okeechobee Waterway and St. Lucie River at Statute Mile 7.4, southwest of flashing daybeacon #23
      27 12.184 North/080 15.640 West
       Bascule
      14 feet closed vertical clearance
      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.

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    • Palm City Bridge


      Palm City Bridge—crosses the Okeechobee Waterway and South Fork of St. Lucie River at Statute Mile 9.5 south of unlighted daybeacon #30
      27 10.451 North/080 15.652 West
       Fixed
      54 feet of vertical clearance

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    • St. Lucie Lock


      St. Lucie Lock – located at Okeechobee Waterway Statute Mile 15, hard by unlighted daybeacon #50 (eastern side of lock)
      27 06.722 North/080 17.089 West
       VHF Hailing Channel 13
      Usually operates on demand unless other vessels are locking through, but during times of especially low water in Lake Okeechobee, locking hours may be limited. Check the “Okeechobee” page here on the Cruisers’ Net for further information about any restrictions.
      6/23/2015 See /?p=149051 for restrictions.

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    • Indiantown Railway Bridge


      Indiantown Railway Bridge—crosses the Okeechobee Waterway at Statute Mile 28, .4 nautical miles west of charted “Micro-Tower” on Waterway’s southern banks
      27 00.708 North/080 27.357 West
       Swing bridge
      7 feet closed vertical clearance
      Restricted opening

      Usually open 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., unless a train is due—sometimes long waits when a train is scheduled but these are rare—often closed during the evening and nighttime hours

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    • Port Mayaca Railway Lift Bridge


      Port Mayaca Railway Lift Bridge—crosses the Okeechobee Waterway at Statute Mile 38, near the tiny (charted) village of Port Mayaca
      26 59.242 North/080 36.256 West
       Lift bridge
      7 feet closed vertical clearance, 49 feet of vertical clearance when fully open
      VHF Hailing Channel 9
      Usually open unless a train is due (flashing green light means it’s OK to proceed; flashing red light warns of an imminent closing)

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    • Port Mayaca Lock


      Port Mayaca Lock – located at Okeechobee Waterway Statute Mile 39, immediately east of the Waterway’s entrance into Lake Okeechobee
      26 59.070 North/080 37.211 West
       VHF Hailing Channel 13
      Usually operates on demand unless other vessels are locking through

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    • Torry Island Bridge


      Torry Island Bridge—crosses the Okeechobee Waterway’s Rim Route at Statute Mile 61, hard by Torry Island
      26 42.327 North/080 42.767 West
       Swing bridge
      11 feet closed vertical clearance
      Restricted opening
      VHF Hailing Channel 9
      Opens on demand 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; closed during the nighttime hours—be warned that it is hand operated and opening can take 15 minutes

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    • Moore Haven Lock


      Moore Haven Lock – located at Okeechobee Waterway Statute Mile 78, hard by the Moore Haven waterfront
      26 50.367 North/081 05.230 West
       VHF Hailing Channel 13
      Usually operates on demand unless other vessels are locking through

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    • Moore Haven Railway Bridge


      Moore Haven Railway Bridge—crosses Okeechobee Waterway at Statute Mile 78, south of the Moore Haven lock
      26 50.102 North/081 05.308 West
       Swing bridge
      5 feet closed vertical clearance

      Usually open, but should you find it closed, be warned that it is hand operated and opening can be a slow process—be sure to use the easterly pass through

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    • Ortona Lock


      Ortona Lock – located at Okeechobee Waterway Statute Mile 94, just east of unlighted daybeacon #1 and flashing daybeacon #2
      26 47.353 North/081 18.280 West
       VHF Hailing Channel 13
      Usually operates on demand unless other vessels are locking through

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