The City operates five (5) movable span bridges that provide access across the Hillsborough River to the Tampa Central Business District:
- Platt Street Bridge (#105500) (County owned)
- Brorein Street Bridge (#105501)
- Cass Street Bridge (#105502)
- Laurel Street Bridge (#105503)
- Columbus Drive Bridge (#105504) (County owned)
These five (5) bridges are operated in accordance with Code of Federal Regulations Title 33 - Navigation and Navigable Waters, Part 117 - Drawbridge Operation Regulations. Bridge opening for River traffic is available on two-hour notice.
Please call (813) 323-8422 to schedule a bridge opening.
The following information is to be provided to the bridge operator:
- name of the boat;
- direction of travel (north or south); and
- Captain's name.
If traveling southbound, the bridge order is: Hillsborough Avenue, Columbus Drive, Laurel Street, Cass Street, Kennedy Boulevard, Brorein Street, and Platt Street.
If traveling northbound, the bridge order is: Platt Street, Brorein Street, Kennedy Boulevard, Cass Street, Laurel Street, Columbus Drive, and Hillsborough Avenue.
Two (2) bridges, - Kennedy Boulevard and Hillsborough Avenue bridges, within the City, are operated by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).