|Closed vertical clearance||25'|
|Schedule||Opens on the hour and half-hour.|
|Comments||On the first weekend of May, the bridge is closed from 4 - 6 PM and on Saturday from 9:45 - 10:45 PM.|
Just north of Port Everglades at Intracoastal Waterway Mile 1062.2, the Sunrise Boulevard Bascule Bridge has a 25-foot closed vertical clearance and 90 feet of horizontal clearance at the center span. The bridge operates on a restricted schedule. From Nov. 15 through May 15, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., the bridge opens every 20 minutes. Saturdays, Sundays and Federal Holidays, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., the bridge opens every 15 minutes.
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.)
Local Notices to Mariners are available online from the U.S. Coast Guard.