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Old 01-10-2013, 12:42   #31
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Re: Bridge Clearance on the Intracoastal Waterway

From Captain John's web page. See Paragarphs 4 and 5...LL

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Re: Bridge Clearance on the Intracoastal Waterway

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I am just in the planning stage and have done alot of reading. There is bridge in Chicago that is only 19'1" above the water. My mast is higher then that. I am wondering is there a marina before and after the bridge that would be able to take down my mast and then another one to lift it back into place.

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Re: Bridge Clearance on the Intracoastal Waterway

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Go around it.
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If you read it closely,

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If you can not clear 17', you will need to continue 11 miles south on Lake Michigan to the
Cal-Sag route. Both these routes merge about 3 miles upriver from that 19'1" bridge you must
go under.
You are "going around" the 17' bridge. But the infamous 19'1" bridge still remains as the tallest opening.

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The West Palm Beach ICW Blue Heron bridge is specified to provide 65 ft clearance at MHT. It is published on nautical charts and USCG bridge clearance documents to provide 65 ft clearance. 65 ft bridge clearance is the "standard" for fixed Atlantic intracoastal bridges. The bridge construction from the east side provides the 65 ft. The construction from the west side, the main channel provides only 63 ft. From mid tide to high tide, sailboats needing the 65 ft need to use the east opening.


Trying to figure out this bridge. Blue Heron Bridge at Palm Beach / Riviera Beach. Active captain says it has two passages, east and west. Active captain also says that the west passage is 65 feet, east is 63. If you look at quote above, this quote says east is taller than west.

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