Fall Bridge Lift Information
92nd Street Bridge: 19.1'
95th Street Bridge: 23.6'
N/S 5 Railroad Bridge on the Calumet River: 23.8’
Requesting a Bridge Lift
- All 3 bridge tenders monitor Channel 16 and will speak with you on Channel 12.
- Radio the bridges when you get inside the break wall (leaving the lake and entering the river).
- State your boat name and that you have entered the river and are traveling inbound to Skyway Yacht Works’ slip.
- Request a bridge lift from the 92nd Street Bridge, the 95th Street Bridge, and the N/S 5 Railroad Bridge on the Calumet River.
DO NOT follow a commercial vessel through the bridges without contacting the bridge first! If the N/S 5 Railroad Bridge does NOT know a sailboat is traveling under their bridge, it is possible your mast will NOT clear!!
DO NOT travel through the N/S 5 Railroad Bridge until the bridge has been completely raised—it is possible the mast will NOT clear if the bridge is not fully raised!!
**All 3 bridges work together in an effort to make travel up the river run smoothly.
**If you have difficulty with the bridges—call us and we can help!