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Eighth District Coastal Region Bridge Branch (dpb)

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Coastal Region Bridge Branch
Eighth Coast Guard District
500 Poydras St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 671-2127

Coastal Region Bridge Branch (dpb)

The Bridge Administration Program is congressionally mandated function to protect the public right of navigation. Program responsibility was delegated to the Coast Guard in the Transportation Act. This regulatory program applies to any type of bridge over a navigable water of the United States. The St. Louis Bridge Office is located on the 2nd floor of Robert A. Young Federal Building in downtown St. Louis, Missouri.

Our area of responsibility covers all or part of 23 states which includes Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Misissippi, Misouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.


To administer the various bridge statutes, environmental laws of the United States, pertinent regulations and policies in a timely, courteous, responsive and professional manner. This mission will contribute to the development of a safer, more eficient and convenient marine and land transportation system that will effectively utilize and conserve the nation's resources in a cost efficient manner, while providing for the well-being, general safety, security and interests of the citizens of the United States.

The Coastal Region Bridge Branch supports the four coastal sectors: Sector Mobile, Sector New Orleans, Sector Houston/Galveston and Sector Corpus Christi.


Coast Guard Office of Bridge Programs

Coast Guard Bridge Permit Application Guide


Contact Information:

Bridge Administrator:
Mr. David Frank
(504) 671-2127

Bridge Management Specialist
Geri Robinson
(504) 671-2130

Bridge Management Specialist
Mr. Jim Wetherington
(504) 671-2129

Bridge Management Specialist
Ms. Donna Gagliano
(504) 671-2131

Transportation Specialist
Mr. Earl Balthazar
(504) 671-2128

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