ICW - Florida

The minimum overhead clearance of fixed bridges over the Florida portion of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway is the Julia Tuttle Causeway Bridge in Miami (mile marker 1087.1) at 56 feet. The federal project depth is 12 feet from the Florida state line south to Ft. Pierce and then 10 feet on to Miami.

Aids to Navigation

NOAA Charts #11489, #11485, #11472, and #11467 provide coverage of the Florida portion of the AICW.

Intracoastal Waterway buoys and navigational markers are marked with either yellow triangles or yellow squares. The rule is: When proceeding south on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (Norfolk, VA to Key West, FL) or west on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (Ft. Meyers, FL to Brownsville, TX.) Markers with yellow triangles are kept to starboard and yellow squares are kept to port at all times.


Chart #11489 covers the ICW from Mile 712.0 at the Georgia / Florida state line to Tolomato River at Mile 763.0.

Chart #11485 covers the ICW from Mile 763.0, Tolomato River to Mile 910.0 at Palm Shores.

Chart #11472 covers the ICW from Mile 910.0, Palm Shores to Mile 1025.0 at West Palm Beach.

Chart #11467 covers the ICW from Mile 1025.0, West Palm Beach to Mile 1099.0 at Miami.

AICW - St. Simons Sound, GA to Tolomato River, FL
AICW - Tolomato River, FL to Palm Shores, FL
AICW - Palm Shores, FL to West Palm Beach, FL
AICW - West Palm Beach, FL to Miami, FL

Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway - Florida Bridge Schedule

The following table lists the bridges; their schedules, and restrictions along the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW) in Florida.

This list is believed to be accurate as of January 2017. If any errors or omissions are noted, please e-mail us at with any corrections or recommendations.


Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway - Florida

Mile Marker Bridge Charted Vert. Clear. Schedule Restrictions VHF
721.0 Kingsley Creek RR Swing Bridge 5’ Normally Open Closes for RR Traffic. 09
721.1 Amelia Island Bridge 65’ Fixed Bridge Twin Spans  
739.2 Hecksher Drive Bridge 65’ Fixed Bridge    
741.8 Wonderwood Bridge 65’ Fixed Bridge Twin Spans  
744.5 Atlantic Blvd. Bridge 65’ Fixed Bridge Twin Spans  
747.5 McCormick Bridge 65’ Fixed Bridge Twin Spans  
749.0 J. Turner Butler Bridge 65’ Fixed Bridge Twin Spans  
759.0 Palm Valley Bridge 65’ Fixed Bridge    
776.0 F & M Usina Bridge 65’ Fixed Bridge    
777.9 Bridge of Lions Bascule Bridge 18’ The draw shall open 0700 - 1800 on the hour and ½ hour except Federal holidays. Other times on demand. Closed M-F at 0800, 1200, and 1700
09
780.0 Route 312 Bridge 65’ Fixed Bridge Twin Spans  
788.6 Crescent Beach Bascule Bridge 25’ Opens on Demand   09
803.0 Hammock Dunes Bridge 65’ Fixed Bridge    
811.0 Flagler / Moody Blvd. Bridge 65’ Fixed Bridge    
816.0 Bulow Bascule Bridge 15’ Opens on Demand   09
825.0 Ormond Beach Bridge 65’ Fixed Bridge    
829.0 Seabreeze/Oakridge Bridge 65’ Fixed Bridge Twin Spans  
829.7 Main Street Bascule Bridge 22’ Opens on Demand   09
830.3 Speedway Blvd. Bridge 65’ Fixed Bridge 63’ at North Fender  
830.6 Veterans Memorial Bridge 65’ Fixed Bridge Under Construction  
835.5 Dunlawton Avenue Bridge 65’ Fixed Bridge    
845.0 George E. Musson (Coronado Beach) Bascule Bridge 24’ The draw shall open on the hour and every 20 minutes thereafter from 0700 to 1900. Other times on demand.   09
846.5 Harris Saxon Bridge 65’ Fixed Bridge    
869.2 Allenhurst-Haulover Bascule Bridge 27’ Opens on Demand   09
876.6 NASA RR Bascule Bridge 7’ Normally Open Closes for RR Traffic 09
878.9 Max Brewer Bridge 65’ Fixed Bridge    
885.0 JFK Space Center Bascule Bridge 27’ Opens on Demand Closed M - F 0630 - 0800 and 1530-1700 except Federal holidays. 09
894.0 Bennett Causeway Bridge 65’ Fixed Bridge Twin Spans  
897.0 Merritt Island Bridge 65’ Fixed Bridge Twin Spans  
909.0 Pineda Causeway Bridge 65’ Fixed Bridge Twin Spans  
914.0 Eau Gallie Causeway Bridge 65’ Fixed Bridge    
918.0 Melbourne Causeway Bridge 65’ Fixed Bridge Twin Spans  
943.0 Wabasso Bridge 65’ Fixed Bridge    
952.0 Merrill Barber Bridge 66’ Fixed Bridge    
953.0 17th Street Bridge 65’ Fixed Bridge    
964.5 North Ft. Pierce Bascule Bridge 26’ Opens on Demand   09
966.0 Ft. Pierce Bridge 65’ Fixed Bridge    
981.5 Jensen Beach Bridge 65’ Fixed Bridge    
984.8 Ernest Lyons Bridge 65’ Fixed Bridge    
995.9 Hobe Sound Bascule Bridge 21’ Opens on Demand   09
1004.1 Highway 707 Bascule Bridge 25’ Opens on Demand   09
1004.8 Jupiter US#1 Bascule Bridge 26’ Opens on Demand   09
1006.2 Indiantown Road Bascule Bridge 35’ Opens on the hour and ½ hour. Twin Spans 09
1009.3 Donald Ross Bascule Bridge 35’ Opens on the hour and ½ hour.   09
1012.6 PGA Blvd. Bascule Bridge 24’ Opens on the hour and ½ hour.   09
1013.7 Parker Bascule Bridge 25’ Opens on the ¼ and ¾ hour.   09
1018.0 Blue Heron Bridge 65’ Fixed Bridge    
1020.8 Flagler Bascule Bridge 17’ Opens on the ¼ hour. Long Term Restrictions in Place. 09
1022.6 Royal Park Bascule Bridge 21’ Opens on the hour and ½ hour.   09
1024.7 Southern Blvd. Bascule Bridge 14’ Opens on the ¼ and ¾ hour.   09
1028.8 Lake Worth Bascule Bridge 35’ Opens on Demand 38’ at Center. Bascule leaf overhangs channel above 88’. 09
1031.0 Lantana Bascule Bridge 21’ Opens on the hour and ½ hour.   09
1035.0 Ocean Avenue Bascule Bridge 21’ Opens on the hour and ½ hour.   09
1035.8 Woolbright Avenue Bascule Bridge 25’ Opens on Demand   09
1038.7 George Bush Bascule Bridge 9’ Opens on Demand   09
1039.6 Atlantic Ave. Bascule Bridge 12’ Opens on the ¼ and ¾ hour.   09
1041.1 Linton Blvd. Bascule Bridge 30’ Opens on the hour and ½ hour.   09
1044.9 Spanish River Blvd. Bascule Bridge 25’ Opens on the hour and ½ hour.   09
1047.5 Palmetto Park Bascule Bridge 19’ Opens on the hour and ½ hour.   09
1048.2 Camino Real Bascule Bridge 9’ Open on the hour and every 20 minutes thereafter.   09
1050.0 Hillsboro Blvd. Bascule Bridge 21’ Opens on the hour and ½ hour.   09
1055.0 14th St. Bascule Bridge 15’ Opens on the ¼ and ¾ hour.   09
1056.0 Atlantic Blvd. Bascule Bridge 15’ Opens on the hour and ½ hour.   09
1059.0 Commercial Blvd. Bascule Bridge 15’ Opens on the hour and ½ hour.   09
1060.5 Oakland Park Bascule Bridge 22’ Opens on the ¼ and ¾ hour.   09
1062.6 Sunrise Blvd. Bascule Bridge 25’ Opens on the hour and ½ hour. On the first weekend in May, the draw need not open from 1600 to 1800 on Saturday and Sunday, and, on the first Saturday in May, the draw need not open from 2145 to 2245. 09
1064.0 Las Olas Blvd. Bascule Bridge 24’ Opens on the ¼ and ¾ hour. On the first weekend in May, the draw need not open from 1600 to 1800 on Saturday and Sunday, and, on the first Saturday in May, the draw need not open from 2145 to 2245. 09
1065.9 SE 17th Street (Brooks Memorial) Bascule Bridge 55’ Opens on the hour and ½ hour.   09
1069.4 Dania Beach Blvd. Bascule bridge 22’ Opens on the hour and ½ hour.   09
1070.5 Sheridan Street Bascule Bridge 22’ Opens on the ¼ and ¾ hour.   09
1072.2 Hollywood Beach Blvd. Bascule Bridge 25’ Opens on the hour and ½ hour.   09
1074.0 Hallandale Beach Blvd. Bascule Bridge 22’ Opens on the ¼ and ¾ hour.   09
1076.5 N.E. 192nd Street Bridge 65’ Fixed Bridge    
1078.0 N.E. 163rd St. (Sunny Isles) Bascule Bridge 30’ The draw opens M-F 0700 - 1800, on weekends and Federal holidays from 1000 to 1800, on the ¼ and ¾ hour. Other times on demand Twin Spans 09
1081.4 Broad Causeway Bascule Bridge 16’ The draw shall open from 0800 - 1800 on the ¼ and ¾ hour. Other times on demand.   09
1084.6 79th St. Causeway Bascule Bridge 25’ Opens on Demand   09
1087.0 Julia Tuttle Causeway Bridge 56’ Fixed Bridge    
1088.6 Venetian Causeway Bascule Bridge 12’ The draw shall open M-F 0700 - 1900 except Federal holidays) on the hour and ½ hour. Other times on demand.   09
1089.0 McArthur Causeway Bridge 65’ Fixed Bridge Twin Spans  
1089.3 Dodge Island Causeway Bridge 65’ Fixed Bridge    
1089.4 Dodge Island RR Bascule Bridge 22’ Usually Open Closes for RR Traffic 09

The Florida AICW Bridge List as well as the entire AICW Bridge List (Norfolk to Miami) can be downloaded for your personal and private use below. The ZIP files contain the schedules in Adobe (.pdf) file format:

AICW Florida Bridge Schedule - Download

AICW Bridge and Lock Schedule (Norfolk to Miami) - Download

Temporary Long Term Bridge Restrictions

Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway - Florida

Mile Marker Bridge Charted Vert. Clear. Restrictions
830.6 Tom Staed Veterans Memorial Bridge Bridge 65’ New construction. The project will begin on June 6th, 2016 and run until November 2018. There are no restrictions to the navigational channel at this time, but anticipate future closures and restrictions during this project.
897.0 Merritt Island Bridge 65’ Merritt Island (SR 520) Bridge beginning 3/9/2016, through 1/3/ 2017. The vertical clearance will be reduced by 4 feet on one-half the channel. The full 65 feet of vertical clearance will be available at all times on the other half of the channel. Vessels requiring a full channel clearance should contact the towing vessel on VHF-FM channel 13 for passing information.
1020.8 Flagler Memorial Bascule Bridge 17’ Temporary - Beginning 01 November 2014 the bridge opening schedule will be changed to once an hour at :15 past the hour.

Further the bridge will not open at 0815 and 1615 Monday thru Friday except for Federal Holidays.

If an emergency occurs and the Flagler Memorial Bridge is left in the open to navigation position, all vehicle traffic will be detoured to the bridges to the south. For this reason, the Royal Park Bridge will be on an hourly schedule at the quarter - hour, except that from 0816 to 1014 and from 1616 to 1814 this bridge will be allowed to remain closed to navigation. The Southern Boulevard Bridge will remain on the twice an hour schedule (top of the hour and bottom of the hour), except that from 0831 to 0959 and from 1631 to 1759 this bridge will be allowed to remain closed to navigation.

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