Main Street Bridge—crosses the St. Johns near downtown Jacksonville, west of lighted nun buoy #82
30 19.345 North/081 39.514 West
38 feet closed vertical clearance (charted at 40ft)
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 !
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.