Re: Bridge Clearance on the Intracoastal Waterway
Originally Posted by tallsb
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.
Which is it. Thanks
Pirate King Mike
Current: Legacy, Beneteau 351 Oceanis
Former: The Spike, Island Packet 44 #14; Bali Ha'i, Pearson 10M #14