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Archive For: BRIDGES – Western Florida

  • Sanibel Island Causeway Bridge


    Sanibel Island Causeway Bridge – crosses San Carlos Bay between Punta Rassa and Sanibel Island, northwest of flashing daybeacon #10
    26 28.980 North/082 00.885 West (Northeasternmost Span near Punta Rassa)
     Fixed
    70-foot clearance
    Bridge contains three pass-throughs, but the principal bascule span is located on the bridge’s northeastern section, hard by charted Punta Rassa – the central and southwestern pass-throughs are fixed spans – closed vertical clearance of the northern bascule is 26 feet – vertical clearance of the central fixed span is 9 feet – vertical clearance of southern fixed span, hard by Sanibel Island, is 26 feet – new, northeastern span is now fixed with an impressive vertical clearance of 70 feet

  • Boca Grande Causeway Bridge


    Western Florida ICW to Anclote Key Bridges

    Boca Grande Swing Bridge—crosses ICW at Statute Mile 34.5, northwest of unlighted daybacon #21
    26 49.626 North/082 16.207 West
     Swing bridge (new 2016)
    23 feet closed vertical clearance low steel (additional clearance at centerline)
    Restricted opening
    VHF Hailing Channel 9

    Opens:

    Monday-Friday days – 7:00am to 6:00pm: On the hour and half hour

    Monday-Friday evenings – 6:00pm to 7:00am: On signal/on demand

    Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal Holidays: Every 15 minutes

  • South Venice/ Tamiami Trail/Circus Bridge


    South Venice/ Tamiami Trail/Circus Bridge—crosses the ICW at Statute Mile 55
    27 04.721 North/082 25.816 West
     Bascule
    25 feet closed vertical clearrance
    Opens on demand
    VHF Hailing Channel 9

    Comments from fellow cruisers concerning this bridge:

    12/14/10 this bridge responds to hailing “Circus Bridge”
    We got no response at all from repeated hails on South Venice or Tamiami Trail.
    Captain Schmitty

  • Venice Avenue Bridge


    Venice Avenue Bridge —crosses the ICW at Statute Mile 56.5
    27 05.991 North/082 26.447 West
     Bascule
    30 feet closed vertical clearance
    Restricted Opening
    VHF Hailing Channel 9
    Opens at 10 minutes past the hour, 30 minutes past the hour, and 50 minutes past the hour, from 7:00 am to 4:30 pm, weekdays (except Federal holidays), year round, except that the bridge will not open at all between 4:35 pm and 5:35 pm

  • Hatchett Creek Bridge


    Hatchett Creek Bridge—crosses the ICW at Statute Mile 57, southwest of flashing daybeacon #5
    27 06.192 North/082 26.649 West
     Bascule
    30 feet closed vertical clearance
    Restricted opening
    VHF Hailing Channel 9
    Opens on the hour and every 20 minutes thereafter weekdays, year round from 7:00 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. but does not open at all from 4:25 p.m. to 5:25 p.m. – on Saturdays, Sundays and Federal holidays, bridge opens on the hour and every 15 minutes thereafter from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.—at all other times opens on demand

  • Blackburn Bridge


    Blackburn Bridge—crosses the ICW at Statute Mile 63, north of unlighted daybeacon #32
    27 10.793 North/082 29.661 West
     Swing bridge
    9 feet closed vertical clearance
    Opens on demand weekdays, but opens only on the hour weekends
    VHF Hailing Channel 9

    July 15, 2012
    Bridge only opens on the hour on weekends, no exceptions.
    Fred

  • Stickney Point Bridge


    Stickney Point Bridge—crosses the ICW at Statute Mile 69, northwest of unlighted daybeacon #62
    27 15.267 North/082 31.889 West
     Bascule
    18 feet closed vertical clearance
    Restricted
    The bridge opens on demand except on the hour and every 20 minutes thereafter from 6 am to 10 pm, Monday and Friday,except Federal holidays.
    VHF Hailing Channel 9

  • Siesta Key Bridge


    Siesta Key Bridge—crosses the ICW at Statute Mile 71.5
    27 18.159 North/082 32.717 West
     Bascule
    25 feet closed vertical clearance
    Restricted opening
    VHF Hailing Channel 9
    Opens on the hour and every 20 minutes thereafter weekdays, except Federal holidays, year round, from from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. – On weekends and Federal holidays the bridge opens on the hour and every 20 minutes thereafter from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

  • Cortez Bridge


    Cortez Bridge—crosses the ICW at Statute Mile 87.5, north of unlighted daybeacon #49
    27 28.135 North/082 41.534 West
     Bascule
    22 feet closed vertical clearance
    Restricted opening
    VHF Hailing Channel 9
    Opens on the hour and half-hour from January 15 to May 15, between the hours of 6:00 am to 7:00 pm, seven days a week; From May 16 to January 14, the bridge opens on the hour and every twenty minutes thereafter from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm, seven days a week. At all other times opens on demand.

  • Anna Maria Island Bridge


    Anna Maria Island Bridge—crosses the ICW at Statute Mile 89, northeast of unlighted daybeacon #52
    27 29.800 North/082 41.689 West
     Bascule
    25 feet closed vertical clearance
    Restricted opening
    VHF Hailing Channel 9
    Opens on the hour and half-hour from January 15 to May 15, between the hours of 6:00 am to 7:00 pm, seven days a week; From May 16 to January 14, the bridge opens on the hour and every twenty minutes thereafter from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm, seven days a week. At all other times opens on demand.

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