Movable Bridges

DOT oversees 24 movable bridges throughout the five boroughs. DOT's movable bridges include two retractile bridges, seven swing bridges, four lift bridges, and elevem bascule (drawbridge) bridges. Federal mandates require around-the-clock coverage at many of the movable bridges.

Mariners should monitor marine radio channel 16 for news from the U.S. Coast Guard on special circumstances affecting the operation of movable bridges. If you'd like to request a bridge opening for a vessel, you have three options. You can call the DOT Bridge Operator on marine radio channel 13, the DOT Bridge Operations Office at 212-839-3740, or the DOT Communications Center at 718-433-3340.

East River

Roosevelt Island Bridge

Harlem River

Gowanus Canal

Newtown Creek and Tributaries

The Bronx