Located on the split levee between Bacon and Woodward islands, the Orwood Bascule Bridge crosses the Old River north of the Woodward canal east of the town of Orwood (hence the name).
Use NOAA Chart 18661.
Characteristics: The bridge has an 11-foot closed vertical clearance with 75 feet of horizontal clearance at the center span when open (95 feet when closed).
The Orwood bascule Bridge operates on a restricted schedule.
May 1 to Oct. 31, the bridge will open on demand from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Nov. 1 to April 30, the bridge will open on demand from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The bridgetender can be contacted on VHF Channel 09 or via phone at 209-942-5441.