Waterways Management Branch

"Helping to manage federal waterways and ensure the safety of the boating public in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana!"

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District Address

13th Coast Guard District
915 Second Ave
Seattle, WA 98174
(800) 982-8813 x7001

For Emergencies
Contact 911

Inclement Weather Hotline
(800) 982-8813 x7015



Need to report a problem with a bridge not opening? 

Click here to submit a Coast Guard "Report of Delay at Drawbridge" Template.

Bridge Permit Modification - Steamboat Slough Draft EA 

The U.S. Coast Guard is evaluating an application for a Bridge Permit Modification for the BNSF Steamboat Slough Bridge in Everett, WA. The U.S. Coast Guard as lead Federal agency, has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze the potential effects of the BNSF Steamboat Slough Bridge South Approach Replacement project.

Click here to view the draft EA.

For more information including instructions on providing comments

The complete public notice (numbered 01-15) including: a brief summary of project impacts, a map of the location, and plans for the proposed bridge can be viewed and printed by clicking here.  You may also request a copy by contacting the 13th Coast Guard District Bridge Administrator at the address listed below. Comments received will be made part of the case record. 

Bridge information has been added to Light List Volume VI

In an effort to better identify bridges throughout the 13th Coast Guard District information has been added to Light List Volume VI for bridges located in Oregon, Washington and Idaho that are in waterways covered by the Light List. The position information being listed for each bridge is not meant to be used for navigation and is only to help the mariner with identifying a particular bridge in a waterway. Mariners are advised to refer to the chart for detailed navigation information for a bridge.  Mariners are asked in the future when reporting a problem with a bridge to the Coast Guard to include the Light List number for the bridge they are reporting.  Click here to view Light List Volume VI and to obtain its corrections.

Links to Bridge Regulations and Permitting Information

Code of Federal Regulation web page.
Jurisdictional Determinations (33 CFR part 2)
Bridge Permits (33 CFR parts 114 - 115)
Drawbridge Operation Regulations (33 CFR 117)
Law Enforcement/Civil Penalties (33 CFR 114)
CGHQ Bridge Administration (Home Page)
Coast Guard Bridge Administration Manual 

To see Public Notices for Bridge Projects in the 13th Coast Guard District click here.

Bridge Inspection Forms and List

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Division-8 (2 of 2)

Bridge Inspection List

For information concerning bridges within 13th Coast Guard District (Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana) please contact the Bridge Administrator. 

Commander (dpw)
13th Coast Guard District
915 2nd Avenue, Room 3510
Seattle, WA. 98174-1067
Attn: Bridge Administrator

Report all discrepancies with marine aids to navigation to the nearest Coast Guard Sector office!

Astoria (503) 861-6212 / North Bend (541) 756-9212 / Seattle (206) 217-6002