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United States Coast Guard District Seven
Bridge Administration Branch

Miami, Florida


Bridge Administration

The Coast Guard Bridge Administration Branch, located in Miami, FL, is responsible for issuing Coast Guard Bridge Permits for the construction, replacement, or modification of bridges which cross navigable waters of the United States located within the Coast Guard Seventh District.  This office is responsible for regulating the opening schedules for movable span bridges (bascule, swing, lift bridges etc.) within the Seventh Coast Guard District area of responsibility.  The area of responsibility for this office includes: South Carolina, Georgia, Puerto Rico, and Florida (with the exception of the Panhandle).

Chief, Bridge Branch    
Mr. Barry Dragon (305) 415-6743 Email:
Bridge Permit Section    
Mr. Randall D. Overton   (305) 415-6736 Email:
Mr. William (Gwin) Tate (305) 415-6747 Email:
Mr. Darayl Tompkins  (305) 415-6766 Email:
Ms. Jennifer N. Zercher (305) 415-6740 Email:
Bridge Operations Section    
Mr. Michael Lieberum (305) 415-6744 Email:
Mr. Rod Elkins (305) 415-6989 Email:
Transportation Specialist
Mr.Eddie H. Lawrence (305) 415-6946 Email:


Last Modified 8/25/2015