Canaveral Barge Canal

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Canaveral Barge Canal
Merritt Island FL barge canal01.jpg
Barge canal, looking towards the Christa McAuliffe Bridge
Specifications
Locks 1
Maximum height above sea level 3.3 ft (1.0 m)
Status Open
Navigation authority U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
History
Date of first use January 1, 1965

The Canaveral Barge Canal provides an east-to-west link between the Atlantic Ocean and Indian River Lagoon across northern Merritt Island, Florida, in two segments separated by the Banana River.[1] It is located 15 miles south of Titusville, Florida. The canal is 12 feet deep and has entrances to other water systems including Syke's Creek and various marinas. The canal links Port Canaveral along the Atlantic Ocean to the Intracoastal Waterway running down the center of the Indian River Lagoon. The canal was constructed to allow the transport of crude oil by barge to the two power plants south of Titusville, Florida.

List of crossings[edit]

Bridge Route Location Coordinates
Christa McAuliffe Bridge (drawbridge) Florida 3.svg SR 3 / Courtenay Parkway Merritt Island 28°24′26″N 80°42′24″W / 28.40722°N 80.70667°W / 28.40722; -80.70667
Barge Canal Bridge (drawbridge) Florida 401.svg SR 401 Merritt Island 28°24′32″N 80°37′55″W / 28.40889°N 80.63194°W / 28.40889; -80.63194

References[edit]

  1. ^ Canaveral Barge Canal at marinas.com. Accessed 2010-11-30.

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