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    • 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

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    • 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

      Comments from Cruisers (1)

      1. Greg Allard -  July 23, 2015 - 2:52 pm

        We came through the Boca Grande swing bridge on July 23, 2015. The restricted openings are still in effect. The structural steel beams which will support the deck of the new bridge are in place and they were closed when we came through; the bridge operator said that there was approximately 25 feet of clearance under that new span. That particular span is curved, so there is more clearance on one side of the pass through. I do not know what his clearance figure was based upon. He would have opened that span (in addition to the swing bridge) if necessary, but said that it would have taken some time to have the workers leave the span with their equipment etc. So cruisers are cautioned that depending on what work is being done on that new span, there could be additional delays. The bridge operator was extremely helpful and easy to work with. We came under the new span with several feet to spare; our air draft is 20’6″.
        Greg Allard
        M/V Meander

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    • Englewood – Manasota Key – Tom Adams Bridge


      Englewood – Manasota Key – Tom Adams  Bridge—crosses the GICW at Statute Mile 43.5, northwest of flashing daybeacon #22
      26 56.064 North/082 21.184 West
       Bascule
      26 feet closed vertical clearance
      Opens on demand [As of 2/3/2017 and until further notice, openings will be every 90 minutes beginning at 8:00AM with a last opening at 6:30PM.]
      VHF Hailing Channel 9

      Comments from Cruisers (1)

      1. Pat Spears -  April 26, 2017 - 9:20 am

        As of 4/26/17 the Tom Adams bridge opens on the hour with only one span openning.

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    • Manasota Bridge


      Manasota Bridge—crosses the ICW at Statute Mile 50, northwest of flashing daybeacon #42
      27 00.697 North/082 24.604 West
       Bascule
      26 feet closed vertical clearance
      Opens on demand
      VHF Hailing Channel 9

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    • 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

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    • 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

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    • 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

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    • 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

      Comments from Cruisers (1)

      1. K Stark -  October 29, 2016 - 7:36 am

        10/29/2016 Blackburn Bridge is only opening every 4 hours (4pm, 8pm). This affects most boaters as it is only a 9′ clearance. It is North of Venice FL at approximately St Mile 63. Don’t know how long the repairs will be going on. K Stark

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    • 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

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    • 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

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    • Ringling Bridge


      Ringling Bridge—crosses the ICW at Statute Mile 73.5, northwest of flashing daybeacon #10
      27 19.867 North/082 33.420 West
       Fixed
      65 feet of vertical clearance

      Comments from Cruisers (2)

      1. Cindy Foreman -  May 12, 2018 - 10:26 am

        How is the 65 ft clearance on the chart calculated-at high tide or mean tide?
        Our mast is 64 ft 6 in. Can we clear it?

        Reply to Cindy
        • Curtis Hoff -  May 14, 2018 - 5:04 am

          Bridge clearance is based on Mean High Water. The tide in that area is about 2 feet. Therefore you should be able to safely clear it at lower tide levels – by safely I mean with a couple of feet clearance not cutting it to within only a 1/2 ft. Of course, you should always verify and double check the clearance boards as you approach the bridge. Finally, remember the clearance is for the lowest part of the bridge and in many cases (but not always!) there is a bit more clearance at the centerline. Some bridges will note the amount of additional clearance at the centerline.

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    • 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.

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    • 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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