The Port of New Orleans owns and operates four bridges (St. Claude Avenue, Florida Avenue, Almonaster Avenue, and Seabrook) across the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal. To help expedite vehicular traffic during peak drive times, the St. Claude and Florida Avenue Bridges will not be drawn for maritime traffic during restricted hours on weekdays (Monday-Friday), excluding federal holidays, except in the case of an emergency. These restricted hours are known as bridge curfews.
St. Claude Avenue Bridge (LA 46)
Florida Avenue Bridge
The Florida Avenue Bridge is operating normally, but it is currently being raised to a reduced height of 146 ft. due to a control system issue. However, the bridge will be raised to its full height of 156 ft. for vessels that need additional clearance or request a full opening.
Almonaster Avenue Bridge
The Almonaster Avenue Bridge is operating normally.
Seabrook Railroad Bridge
The Seabrook Bridge is operating normally.
Marine Channel 13
|Inner Harbor Navigation Canal at Lake Pontchartrain|
|Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans|
|Not Applicable (railroad bridge only)|
Judge Seeber Bridge (Claiborne Avenue Bridge / LA 39)
Danziger Bridge (U.S. Hwy. 90 / Chef Menteur Hwy.)
Senator Ted Hickey Bridge (Seabrook Vehicular Bridge / Leon C. Simon Dr.)
|Leon C. Simon Dr., mile 4.6|
|Louisiana Dept. of Transportation Contact:|
504.437.3100 or 800.256.1599
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Note: Opens on call from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. (except during curfews), and opens on call with at least 2 hours notice from 8:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m.