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  • Bridge comment on Old Roosevelt (Dixie Highway) Bridge

    Comment by: Nick Thompson, Old Roosevelt Bridge, on Nov 18, 2018
    Boat Type: Power
    LOA: 84'
    Draft: 14.0'

    Hello All, I am Nick Thompson, A Bridge tender of Old Roosevelt Bridge. I have been getting a lot of questions about the bridge schedule and I just want to clarify. We are an "On Demand" bridge opening per request or on signal. We operate 24/7 everyday including holidays and there is no time restrictions.

    As for the adjacent railroad bridge, It has no set schedule and closes randomly. It is an unmanned automated bridge. It will signal via a red flashing light and repeating 5 blast siren for apx 8-10 minutes prior to lowering. It lowers apx 10-15 minutes prior to a Train and will raise shortly after unless there's another train 10-15 minutes away. If the railroad bridge is down when you arrive just let us know you're standing by and request an opening when you see it raise. That is all, if you have any questions feel free to call the bridge.

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