|Closed vertical clearance||35'|
|Schedule||Opens every half hour.|
This relatively new twin-leaf bascule bridge makes its way across the Intracoastal Waterway in Jupiter at Mile Marker 1006.2. The Indiantown Road Bascule Bridge has a fairly high closed vertical clearance of 35 feet with 90 feet of horizontal clearance in the center span. The bridge has a restricted opening schedule and opens on the hour and half-hour.
Jupiter is one of the busiest boating areas in South Florida, and as such, a keen lookout is required to keep an eye not only on your position, but also on the position of the several other boats you are likely to have in company. Currents run strong toward the Jupiter Inlet here, so if you have to wait out an opening, make sure to give yourself plenty of steerage room and keep a good distance from other vessels.
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.