|The Padanaram Bridge (shown from the South) is operated by the Department of Public Works: Highway Division.|
From May through October, the bridge opening schedule is as follows:
6AM - 8 AM : On the hour and half-hour
- 8 AM - 8 PM : On the hour
- 8 PM - 9 PM : On the hour and half-hour
Requesting Openings (May - October)
To request a bridge opening, hail the bridge tender on VHF Channel
You can also request an opening by calling (508) 910-7107.
If you have no communication equipment at your disposal, you should approach the bridge a few minutes prior to a scheduled opening and sound 3 Short Blasts with your horn in the vicinity of the bridge.
Requesting Openings (November - April)Title 33CFR Chapter 1, Subchapter J, Part 117, Subpart B: §117.587 Apponagansett River.
(a) The draw of the Padanaram Bridge, mile 1.0, shall open on signal from 1 May through 31 October, between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m., daily, as follows:
- (1) The bridge shall open on signal, twice an hour, on the hour and half hour between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. and between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.
- (2) The bridge shall open on signal, once an hour, on the hour between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.
(b) At all other times the bridge shall open if at least four (4) hours advance notice is given.
(c) The owners of this bridge shall provide and maintain mooring facilities for vessels to make fast while waiting for the bridge to open.
(d) The owners of this bridge shall provide and keep in good legible condition, clearance gauges for each draw with figures not less than twelve (12) inches high designed, installed and maintained according to the provisions of section 118.160 of this chapter.
[CGD01-95-008, 60 FR 29761, June 6, 1995, as amended at USCG-2011-0335, 76 FR 64010, Oct. 17, 2011]