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Archive For: BRIDGES – St. John River

  • St. Johns River Bridges

    St. Johns River bridges are listed in geographic order, moving east to west to Jacksonville, then north to south from Jacksonville to Lake Monroe

  • Dames Point Bridge

    Dames Point Bridge—crosses the St. Johns west of flashing daybeacon #45
    30 23.094 North/081 33.424 West
     Fixed
    169 feet of vertical clearance

  • Matthews Point Bridge

    Matthews Point Bridge—crosses the St. Johns south of flashing buoy #78
    30 19.047 North/081 37.739 West
     Fixed
    152 feet of vertical clearance

  • Hart-Commodore Point Bridge

    Hart-Commodore Point Bridge—crosses the St. Johns west of flashing buoy #79
    30 18.933 North/081 37.640 West
     Fixed
    135 feet of vertical clearance

  • Main Street Bridge

    Main Street Bridge—crosses the St. Johns near downtown Jacksonville, west of lighted nun buoy #82
    30 19.345 North/081 39.514 West
     Lift bridge
    38 feet closed vertical clearance (charted at 40ft)
    Restricted opening
    VHF Hailing Channel 9
    Does not open at all Monday through Friday (except Federal holidays) from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.—opens on demand at all other times

    Hi, I am a Bridge Tender at Main Street bridge. The restricted hours are Monday – Friday 7-8:30am and 4:30-6pm(except Fed holidays). There are no restrictions on Saturday. Also, buoy #82 is now a lighted combination buoy (flashing 4 seconds red). Smooth sailing to all !
    Dave

    Every opening clearance is about 82ft. at Mean High Water (MHW) contrary to NOAA chart 11491 and Coast Pilot. Range of Tide is only about 18 inches. We can give up to 138ft. of clearance if needed with a special slow Highlift procedure.
    Dave (Bridge Tender at Main Street Bridge)

    NOTE: See http://cruisersnet.net/?p=134950 for information on advance notice requirements currently in place until March of 2015.

  • Acosta Bridge

    Acosta Bridge—crosses the St. Johns in downtown Jacksonville hard by charted Hendricks Point
    30 19.372 North/081 39.889 West
     Fixed
    75 feet of vertical clearance

  • Florida East Coast Railway Bridge

    Florida East Coast Railway Bridge—crosses the St. Johns immediately west of the Acosta Bridge
    30 19.355 North/081 39.928 West
     Bascule
    5 feet closed vertical clearance

    Usually open unless a train is due. Delays before, during, and after a train passes can be lengthy

  • Fuller Warren/I-95 Bridge

    Fuller Warren/I-95 Bridge—crosses the St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville near the charted location of San Marco
    30 18.927 North/081 40.333 West
     Fixed
    65+ feet of vertical clearance

  • Three Mile/I-295 Bridge

    Three Mile/I-295 Bridge—crosses the St. Johns south of Beauclerc Bluff and unlighted daybeacon #9
    30 11.394 North/081 40.038 West
     Fixed
    63 feet of vertical clearance (officially listed as 65 feet)

  • Shands/Green Cove Springs Bridge

    Shands/Green Cove Springs Bridge—crosses the St. Johns southeast of the village of Green Cove Springs and flashing daybeacon #20
    29 58.927 North/081 37.367 West
     Fixed
    45 feet of vertical clearance

    (sets the height limit for cruising the St. Johns south of Green Cove Springs)

  • Palatka/Highway 17 Bridge

    Palatka/Highway 17 Bridge—crosses the St. Johns south of flashing daybeacon #48
    29 38.754 North/081 37.363 West
     Fixed
    65 feet of vertical clearance

  • Astor Highway Bridge

    Astor Highway Bridge—crosses the St. Johns at the village of Astor, south of flashing daybeacon #28
    29 10.046 North/081 31.385 West
     Bascule
    20 feet closed vertical clearance
    Opens on demand
    VHF Hailing Channel 9

  • De Land/Whitehair Bridge

    De Land/Whitehair Bridge—crosses the St. Johns south of flashing daybeacon #39
    29 00.524 North/081 22.923 West
     Bascule
    15 feet closed vertical clearance
    Opens on demand
    VHF Hailing Channel 9

  • Port of Sanford Railway Bridge

    Port of Sanford Railway Bridge—crosses the St. Johns immediately northwest of the juncture with Lake Monroe
    28 50.272 North/081 19.477 West
     Bascule
    7 feet closed vertical clearance—usually open unless a train is due

  • Lake Monroe/Highway 17 Bridge

    Lake Monroe/Highway 17 Bridge—crosses the St. Johns immediately northwest of the juncture with Lake Monroe
    28 50.263 North/081 19.455 West
     Fixed
    45 feet of vertical clearance

  • Lake Monroe/I-4 Bridge

    Lake Monroe/I-4 Bridge—crosses the St. Johns immediately northwest of the juncture with Lake Monroe
    28 50.137 North/081 19.150 West
     Fixed
    45 feet of vertical clearance

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