Drawbridges - Harbormaster's Office



There are two drawbridges in City Waters that are located in Spa Creek, and Weems Creek. These two bridges are part of the Maryland Highway Administration's (MHA) movable bridges on state maintained highways.

The Spa Creek drawbridge can be hailed on VHF 13, and via mobile at 410-974-3840.

  1. From May 1 to October 31, Monday thru Friday, except federal and state holidays: the draw shall remain closed from 7:30 am to 9:00 am and from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm, except the draw shall open at 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm for any vessels waiting to pass. The draw shall open on the hour and the half hour, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm and from 7:30 pm to 7:30 am.
  2. From November 1 to April 30, Monday thru Friday, except federal and state holidays: the draw shall remain closed from 7:30 am to 9:00 am and from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. The draw shall open on signal from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm and from 6:00 pm to 7:30 am.
  3. On Saturday, Sunday and holidays year round, the draw shall open on the hour and half hour for vessels waiting to pass, except on July 4th of every year from 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm the draw need not open for vessels. In the event of inclement weather, the alternate date is July 5th.

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Weems Creek drawbridge can also be hailed on VHF 13, and via mobile at 410-263-3953. The draw shall open on signal from sunrise to sunset from May 1 through September 30. At all other times, the draw shall open on signal if at least 5 hours advance notice is given.