Dodge Island Railroad Bascule Bridge

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Miami, Florida United States
25° 46' 45.24'', -80° 10' 55.76''
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Miami
Dodge Island Railroad Bascule Bridge
Humid and partly cloudy throughout the day.
88℉SE at 8 knots
High04:51AM2.181ft
Low11:17AM0.282ft
High05:35PM2.254ft
Low11:43PM0.595ft
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Details


Bridge typeBascule
Closed vertical clearance22'
ScheduleUsually open except for the passage of trains.

About


Introduction:

The Dodge Island Railroad Bascule Bridge is located on the Intracoastal Waterway in Miami at Mile Marker 1089.4. The bridge has a closed vertical clearance of 22 feet with 90 feet of horizontal clearance in the center span. The bridge is operated from a remote location and closes for approaching rail traffic. The bridge is normally left in the open position otherwise.

Navigating the Bridge:

Use NOAA Chart 11467.

Southbound, the approach to the bridge first crosses under the Dodge Island Bridge, which has a fixed vertical clearance of 66 feet. The channel is shallow on both sides, and deeper-draft boats are advised to keep aimed on the center span of both bridges.

The bridge is normally open, but will close for approaching rail traffic.

Local Notices to Mariners:

Local Notices to Mariners are available online from the U.S. Coast Guard.


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