Fort Lauderale Bridge Information

Ft. Lauderdale's waterways are crossed by several drawbridges that require boaters to request an opening. There is only one 55' span on the ICW in Ft. Lauderdale, the 17th St. Bridge, providing access to Port Everglades and the inlet to the ocean. The rest are all bascule bridges, which we have listed below, with their respective schedule of openings and contact information. All bridges can be accessed by calling the bridge tender on channel 9. Remember to obey the law and avoid unnecessary bridge openings by lowering antennas and outriggers.


Source of info: USCG Updated Dec. 2011

Bridges on the Intracoastal Waterway in Broward County
  • Pompano Beach - NE 14th St. Causeway bridge, 15 ft. clearance, bascule, Statute Mile 1055.0. 954-942-6909. No openings 7 am to 6 pm except on the quarter and three quarter hour.
  • Pompano Beach - Atlantic Blvd., S.R. 814, 15 ft. clearance, bascule. Statute Mile 1056.0. 954-941-7119. No openings 7 am to 6 pm except on hour and half hour.
  • Lauderdale by the Sea - Commercial Blvd., 15 ft. clearance, bascule, Statute mile 1059.0. 954-772-3987. No opening Nov. 1 through May 15, Mon. through Fri., 8 am to 6 pm except on the hour, quarer, half and three quarter hour, and on Sat., Sun., and Federal Holidays from 8 am to 6 pm on the hour, 20 min and 40 min thereafter.
  • Ft. Lauderdale - Oakland Park Blvd., SR 816, 22 ft. clearance, bascule, Statute Mile 1060.0. 954-566-3711. The draw shall open on the quarter-hour and three-quarter hour.
  • Ft. Lauderdale - Sunrise Blvd./S.R. 838, 16 ft clearance, bascule, Statute Mile 1062.2. 954-564-6986. The draw shall open on the hour and half-hour. On the first weekend in May, the draw need not open from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and, on the first Saturday in May, the draw need not open from 9:45 p.m. to 10:45 p.m.
  • Ft. Lauderdale - Las Olas Blvd., 31 ft. clearance, bascule, Statute Mile 1064.0. 954-463-0842. The draw shall open on the quarter-hour and three-quarter hour. On the first weekend in May, the draw need not open from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and, on the first Saturday in May, the draw need not open from 9:45 p.m. to 10:45 p.m.
  • Ft. Lauderdale - SE 17th St. Causeway bridge, 55 ft. clearance, bascule, Statute Mile 1065.9. 954-527-5959. The draw shall open on the hour and half-hour.
  • Dania - Dania Beach Blvd., 22 ft clearance, bascule, Statute Mile 1069.4. The draw shall open on the hour and half-hour.
  • Hollywood Beach - Sheridan Ave., 22 ft. clearance, bascule, Statute Mile 1070.5. The draw shall open on the quarter-hour and three-quarter hour.
  • Hollywood Beach - Hollywood Beach Blvd./S.R. 820, 25 ft. clearance, Statute Mile1072.2. The draw shall open on the hour and half-hour.
  • Hallandale - Hallandale Beach Blvd., 36 ft. clearance, Statute Mile 1074.0. The draw shall open on the quarter-hour and three-quarter hour.

Bridges on New River
  • Andrews Ave. bridge - 954-974-4100 The draw of the Andrews Avenue bridge, mile 2.3 at Fort Lauderdale, shall open on signal; except that, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, the draw need not open. The draw need not open for inbound vessels when the draw of the Florida East Coast Railroad bridge, mile 2.5 at Fort Lauderdale is in the closed position for the passage of a train. Public vessels of the United States, tugs with tows, and vessels in distress shall be passed at any time.
  • Southeast 3rd Ave bridge - 954-974-4100 The draw of the SE. Third Avenue bridge, mile 1.4 at Fort Lauderdale shall open on signal; except that, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, the draw need not open. Public vessels of the United States, tugs with tows, and vessels in distress shall be passed at any time.
  • Southwest 4th/7th Ave bridge - The draw of the Marshal (Seventh Avenue) bridge, mile 2.7 at Fort Lauderdale shall open on signal; except that, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, the draw need not open. Public vessels of the United States, tugs with tows, and vessels in distress shall be passed at any time.
  • Davie Blvd. - 12th St. bridge - 954-761-5437 The draw of the Davie Boulevard (SW. Twelfth Street) bridge, mile 0.9 at Fort Lauderdale shall open on signal; except that, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, the draw need not open. Public vessels of the United States, tugs with tows, and vessels in distress shall be passed at any time.
  • SR 84 Bridge - The drawspan for the SR84 Drawbridge, mile 4.4 at Fort Lauderdale, must open on signal if at least 24 hours notice is given. Public vessels of the United States and tugs with tows must be passed through the draw as soon as possible.










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