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Okeechobee Waterway bridges and locks are listed in geographic order, moving east to west

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-30-2007

St. Lucie/Evans Crary Bridge

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-28-2007

St. Lucie River to Fort Myers

St. Lucie/Evans Crary Bridge—crosses the Okeechobee Waterway and St. Lucie River at Statute Mile 3.5, northwest of flashing daybeacon #19
27 11.936 North/080 12.472 West
 Fixed
65 feet of vertical clearance

New Roosevelt Bridge

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-28-2007

New Roosevelt Bridge—crosses the Okeechobee Waterway and St. Lucie River at Statute Mile 7, southwest of flashing daybeacon #23
27 12.321 North/080 15.522 West
 Fixed
65 feet

Britt Point Railway Bridge

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-28-2007

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)

Old Roosevelt Twin Bridges

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-28-2007

Old Roosevelt Bridge—cross the Okeechobee Waterway and St. Lucie River at Statute Mile 7.5, southwest of flashing daybeacon #23
27 12.184 North/080 15.640 West
 Bascule
14 feet closed vertical clearance
Opens on Demand IF Adjacent Railway Bridge is Open
VHF Hailing Channel 9

Palm City Bridge

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-28-2007

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

I-95 Twin Bridges

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-28-2007

I-95 Twin Bridges—crosses the Okeechobee Waterway at Statute Mile 14, southwest of unlighted daybeacon #43
27 07.199 North/080 16.212 West
 Fixed
58 feet

Thomas B. Manual/Florida Turnpike Bridge

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-28-2007

Thomas B. Manual/Florida Turnpike Bridge—crosses the Okeechobee Waterway at Statute Mile 14.5 southwest of unlighted daybeacon #46
27 07.058 North/080 16.491 West
 Fixed
55 feet

St. Lucie Lock

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-28-2007

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

SSR 76A Bridge

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-28-2007

SSR 76A Bridge—crosses Okeechobee Waterway at Statute Mile 16, some 1.9 nautical miles southwest of St. Lucie Lock’s western entrance
27 05.279 North/080 18.117 West
 Fixed
56 feet

Indiantown/Highway 710 Bridge

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-28-2007

Indiantown/Highway 710 Bridge—crosses the Okeechobee Waterway at Statute Mile 28, some .4 nautical miles west of charted “Micro-Tower” on Waterway’s southern banks
27 00.734 North/080 27.294 West
 Fixed
55 feet

Indiantown Railway Bridge

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-28-2007

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

Port Mayaca Railway Lift Bridge

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-28-2007

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)

Port Mayaca/Highway 98 Bridge

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-28-2007

Port Mayaca/Highway 98 Bridge—crosses the Okeechobee Waterway at Statute Mile 39, a short distance east of the Port Mayaca Lock
26 59.117 North/080 37.022 West
 Fixed
55 feet

Port Mayaca Lock

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-28-2007

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

Torry Island Bridge

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-28-2007

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

Moore Haven Lock

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-28-2007

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

Moore Haven Railway Bridge

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-28-2007

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

Moore Haven/Highway 27 Bridge

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-28-2007

Moore Haven/Highway 27 Bridge—crosses Okeechobee Waterway at Statute Mile 78, south of the Moore Haven lock
26 49.988 North/081 05.318 West
Fixed
55 feet of vertical clearance

Ortona Lock

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-28-2007

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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