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Archive For: BRIDGES – Okeechobee

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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