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13th Coast Guard District
915 Second Ave
Seattle, WA 98174
(800) 982-8813

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(800) 427-5662

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Waterways Management Branch


 Need to report a problem with a bridge not opening?  Submit this form!
Coast Guard Report of Failure to Open Drawbridge Form (fillable pdf)


New tag Bridge Permit Modification - Steamboat Slough Draft EA
The U.S. Coast Guard is evaluating an application for a Bridge Permit Modification for the BNSF Steamboat Slough Bridge in Everett, WA. The U.S. Coast Guard as lead Federal agency, has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze the potential effects of the BNSF Steamboat Slough Bridge South Approach Replacement project. Click here to view the draft EA.

The complete public notice (numbered 01-15) including: a brief summary of project impacts, a map of the location, and plans for the proposed bridge can be viewed and printed from this website  You may also request a copy by contacting the 13th Coast Guard District Bridge Administrator at the address listed below. Comments received will be made part of the case record.


Bridge information has been added to Light List Volume VI

In an effort to better identify bridges throughout the 13th Coast Guard District information has been added to Light List Volume VI for bridges located in Oregon, Washington and Idaho that are in waterways covered by the Light List. The position information being listed for each bridge is not meant to be used for navigation and is only to help the mariner with identifying a particular bridge in a waterway. Mariners are advised to refer to the chart for detailed navigation information for a bridge.  Mariners are asked in the future when reporting a problem with a bridge to the Coast Guard to include the Light List number for the bridge they are reporting.  Click here to view Light List Volume VI and to obtain its corrections.


For information concerning bridges located within 13th Coast Guard District (Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana) please contact the Bridge Administrator.
Commander (dpw)
13th Coast Guard District
915 2nd Avenue, Room 3510
Seattle, WA.  98174-1067
Attn: Bridge Administrator
Phone 206-220-7282
Fax 206-220-7265

Links to Bridge Regulations and Permitting Information

Code of Federal Regulation (CFR webpage)
Jurisdictional Determinations (33 CFR part 2)
Bridge Permits (33 CFR parts 114 - 115)
Drawbridge Operation Regulations (33 CFR 117)
Law Enforcement/Civil Penalties (33 CFR 114)
CGHQ Bridge Administration (Home Page)

(pdf) (5mb) Coast Guard Bridge Administration Manual
To see Public Notices for Bridge Projects in the 13th Coast Guard District click here.

 Bridge Inspection Forms and List
Division-1 Division-2 Division-3
Division-4 Division-5 Division-6 (1 of 2)
Division-6 (2 of 2) Division-7 (1 of 2) Division-7 (2 of 2)
Division-8 (1 of 2) Division-8 (2 of 2) Bridge Inspection List
Lighted buoy Report all discrepancies with bridges to the
nearest Coast Guard Sector office!
Astoria (503) 861-6212 / North Bend (541) 756-9212 / Seattle (206) 217-6002

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Last Modified 1/12/2016