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Know before you goFrom May 22nd to September 30th each year, private vessels (pleasure craft) are prohibited from requiring a drawspan opening from 3 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. daily. The rule doesn’t apply to commercial, U.S Navy or other Department of Defense vessels.
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By law, WSDOT is required to open the Hood Canal Bridge drawspan to mariners within one hour’s notice, and motorists are advised to expect up to 60-minute delays with each opening. If no drawspan openings are listed immediately below, no non-military drawspan openings are scheduled.
The bridge drawspan will open at approximately 10:00 AM on Thursday September 29 for boat traffic. Drivers can expect delays of up to 60 minutes.