S.A.L. (CSX Railroad) Swing Bridge

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Jacksonville, Florida United States
30° 23' 38.04'', -81° 38' 54.95''
Trout River
S.A.L. (CSX Railroad) Swing Bridge
Light rain until this afternoon.
66℉SW at 8 knots
High05:08AM2.459ft
Low11:47AM-0.027ft
High05:22PM2.118ft
Low11:54PM-0.215ft
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Details


Bridge typeSwing
Closed vertical clearance2'
ScheduleUsually open except for the passage of trains. When a train is approaching, a horn sounds and the lights turn from green to a flashing red.

About


Introduction:

Situated at the mouth of the Trout River off the Saint Johns River, the SAL Swing Bridge allows rail traffic from Jacksonville and points north to pass over the river. Although the bridge is usually open, it has a closed vertical clearance of two feet. The controlling horizontal clearance for all three bridges that cross the river here is 46 feet.

Navigating the Bridge:

The bridge is usually open and is remotely controlled to allow closings for rail traffic. Red and green lights signal an impending closing. Three bridges cross this area of the Trout River: this bridge, an old draw span the bascule removed and a fixed bridge with a 29-foot fixed vertical clearance.

Local Notices to Mariners:

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


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