The Mathers Swing Bridge is located off of the Intracoastal Waterway, north of the Eau Gallie Bridge across Carters Cut. The bridge has a closed vertical clearance of 7 feet and 80 feet of horizontal clearance in the center span. The bridge opens on demand.
Depending on schedule, the bridge can be opened by horn signal (one long, one short) or by hailing the bridge tender on VHF Channel 09. (All bridges in the state of Florida must be hailed on VHF Channel 09.)