Bridge Alteration

To accomplish alteration of obstructive bridges to render navigation through or under it reasonably free, easy, and unobstructed for the benefit of navigation.

In accordance with the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1996, permanent authority exists in 49 U.S.C.

104(e) to transfer funds
from the Federal-Aid Highways discretionary bridge program to the Coast Guard to finance alteration of Truman-Hobbs obstructive highway bridges.
Examples of Funded Projects


Burlington Northern Railroad Bridge over the Willamette River, Portland, Oregon.


CSX Transportation Company Bridge over the East Pascagoula River, Pascagoula, Mississippi.


Trent River Railroad Bridge, New Bern, North Carolina.


Norfolk and Southern Railroad Bridge over the Mississippi River, Hannibal, Missouri.


Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Bridge over the Mississippi River, Burlington, Iowa.


Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company Bridge over the Mississippi River, Fort Madison, Iowa.


Georgia DOT Sidney Lanier Bridge over the Burnswick River, Burnswick, Georgia.


Florida Avenue Bridge across the Inner Harbor Navigational Canal, New Orleans, Louisiana.


Boston City Bridge over Chelsea river, Boston, Massachusetts.


South Carolina DOT Limehouse Bridge over the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Charleston, South Carolina.



Navy Reserve Basin Bridge, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


EJ&E Railroad Company Bridge over the Illinois Waterway, Divine, Illinois.


CSX Transportation Company Bridge over the Mobile River, Hurricane, Alabama.

Agency - Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security has three primary missions: Prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce America's vulnerability to terrorism and minimize the damage from potential attacks and natural disasters.

Office - District Bridge Administrators in each district are the local points of contact.

Coast Guard District Offices.

First Coast Guard District (obr): Mr. John McDonald (obr), 408 Atlantic Ave., Boston, MA 02210-2209.

Telephone: (617) 223-8364.

Fax: (617) 223-8026.

Gary Kassof (obr), Battery Park Bldg., New York, NY 10004-5073.

Telephone: (212) 668-7165.

Fax: (212) 668-7967.

Western River Directorate (obr), Roger Wiebusch, 1222 Spruce St., St.

Louis, MO 63103-2398.

Telephone: (314) 539-3900.

Fax: 314-539-3755.

Fifth Coast Guard District (Aowb) Ann Deaton, Federal Building, 431 Crawford St., Portsmouth, VA 23704-5004.

Telephone: (757) 398-6557.

Fax: (757) 398-6334.

Seventh Coast Guard District (oan) Gregg Shapley, Brickell Plaza, 909 SE.

1st Ave., Miami, FL 33130-3050.

Telephone: (305) 415-6743.

Fax: (305) 415-6757.

Eighth Coast Guard District (obc) Marcus Redford, Hale Boggs Federal Bldg., 501 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130-3396.

Telephone: (504) 589-2965.

Fax: (504) 589-3063.

Ninth Coast Guard District (obr) Bob Bloom, 1240 East 9th St., Cleveland, OH 44199-2060.

Telephone: (216) 902-6085.

Fax: (216) 902-6088.

Eleventh Coast Guard.

District (oan-2), David Sulouff Bldg.

10, Rm.

50-6, Alameda, CA 94501-5100.

Telephone (510) 437-3514.

Fax: (510) 437-5836.

Thirteenth Coast Guard District (ob), John Mikesell Federal Bldg., 915 Second Ave., Seattle, WA 98174-1067.

Telephone: (206) 220-7270.

Fax: (206) 220-7285.

Fourteenth Coast Guard District (oan), CDR Thomas Hooper Federal Bldg., 300 Ala Moana Blvd., Rm.

9139, Honolulu, HI 96850-4982.

Telephone: (808) 541-2315.

Fax: (808) 541-2318.

Seventeenth Coast Guard District (oan) Jim Helfinstine, P.O.

Box 25517, Juneau, AK 99802-5517.

Telephone: (907) 463-2268.

Fax: (907) 463-2273.
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