Western Rivers Bridge Branch (dwb)
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, Mississippi, Missouri, 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 efficient 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 Western Rivers Bridge Branch supports the 3 inland sectors of the Eighth District: Sector Ohio Valley, Sector Upper Mississippi River and Sector Lower Mississippi River.