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locks and bridge schedules and procedures

 

2014 Locks schedule

The Fox River Navigational System Authority is giving notice to all navigational interests that the following Fox River locks will be open for the recreational navigational season at 10 a.m. on April 18, 2014. 

BELOW ARE PRINT OUTS WHICH WILL ALLOW YOU TO KEEP COPIES IN YOUR BOAT OF BOTH THE LOCKS AND BRIDGES SCHEDULES.

 

 

 

2014 fox locks general navigation operation schedule

Lock

Days

Times

Operation

Lift

Miles to next lock

Dates

Menasha

920-201-1857

Monday-Thursday

10:00 - 10:00

At Will

9.7 ft.

5.1 miles

April 18 - Oct. 5

Fridays-Sundays/Holidays

8:00-Midnight

Appleton Lock 1

920-750-3306

Fridays-Sundays/Holidays

11:45-10:00

Down River 12, 2, 4 ,6, 8. 10

9.7 ft.

.3 miles

May 23 - Sept. 1

Appleton Lock 2

Fridays-Sundays/Holidays

11:30- 10:15

9.6 ft.

.3 miles

May 23 - Sept. 1

Appleton Lock 3

Fridays-Sundays/Holidays

11:15 - 10:30

9.8 ft.

.6 miles

May 23 - Sept. 1

Appleton Lock 4

920-750-3307

Fridays-Sundays/Holidays

11:00- 10:45

Up River 11, 1, 3 ,5, 7. 9

7.6 ft.

3.4 miles

May 23 - Sept. 1

cedars

920-750-3309

Fridays-Call to Schdule

 

Saturdays,Sundays/Holidays

10:00 - 10:00

At Will

9.8 ft.

.7 miles

May 23 - Sept. 1

little chute 1-3

Restoration In Progress/Bridge Inoperable

13.5 ft.

1.2 miles

Closed

kaukauna 1-5

Restoration In Progress/Bridge Inoperable

4.8 miles

Closed

rapide croche

Transfer Station In Progress

 

9.4 ft.

6.2 miles

Closed

little kaukauna

Thursday-Monday

10:00 - 10:00

At Will

6.1 ft.

5.9 miles

May 9 - Oct. 5

depere

Monday-Thursday

10:00 - 10:00

At Will

9.9 ft.

7.1 miles (To Lake Michigan)

May 9 - Oct. 5

Fridays-Sundays/Holidays

8:00-Midnight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL LOCKAGE (12 HOUR NOTICE) CALL - 920-202-1853

 

Seasonal Unlimited Recreational and Commercial Transit Permit - $120.00 

Multi-Vessel Season Unlimited Recreational Transit Permit - $140.00

Daily Limited Transit Permit (Based on boat length)

Under 26 Feet - $6.00                    25 Feet and greater - $12.00

 

Inquiries can be addressed to the FRNSA Kaukaun office at 920-759-9833

Information Provided by the Fox River Navigational System Authority

 

Fox Locks Vessel Lockage Procedures

Updated:   March 28, 2014

  • To notify Locktender approach lock and sound 3 long blasts on horn
  • Upon approacing lock at a safe and slow speed, locktender will direct timing and placement of all vessels into and out of the lock chamber. Generally larger vessels enter and exit first.
  • Personal Floatation Devices (PFD) are recommended for all passengers. Children 13 years old and younger are required by Federal Law to wear a PFD while aboard recreational vessels underway.
  • A bow and stern safety line provided by Locktender is required for all vessels. Both safety lines must be attended at all times and are never to be tied to any vessel.
  • Turn engine off while in the lock.
  • No smoking or cooking while in the lock.
  • Passengers of recreational vessels must remain in their vessel at all times during the lockage procedures. For safety, pets should be on a leash.
  • Operators should have vessel information and fee readily available to the Locktender. Seasonal and daily permits must be permanently displayed in a location easily seen by Locktender.
  • All operators must be able to control their vessel in a safe and sober manner.
  • Failure to adhere to the above quidelines may result in a refusal of lockage and/or notification of law enforcement authorities. Locktender will complete Incident Report record. 

2014 Call-In Procedure

To schudule Call-In commercial or recreational lock operations, please call 920-202-1853 twelve hours in advance. 

In addition to vessel lockage fees, an hourly fee is due before lockage begins.

Lock Location

Opertation Schedule

Hourly Lockage Fees

 

Menasha

Cedars

Little Rapids

De Pere

Monday - Friday

Saturday - Sunday

Holidays

$15.00/Hour - 2 hour minimum

$22.50/Hour - 2 hour minimum

$30.00/Hour - 2 hour minimum

Appleton Locks 1-4

Monday - Friday

Saturday - Sunday

Holidays

$25.00/Hour - 2 hour minimum

$37.50/Hour - 2 hour minimum

$50.00/Hour - 2 hour minimum

PUBLIC DOCKS ARE LOCATED UPSTREAM OF MENASHA LOCK, APPLETON LOCK #2, LITTLE CHUTE GUARD LOCK, AND DE PERE LOCK.

2013 northeast region bridge operation Hours

Wisconsin Department of Transportation

2013 Northeast Region Bridge Operation Schedule

days of week

City

Hours of Operation

Dates

7 Day Operation

Oshkosh Bridges

Main Street

Oregon/Jackson Streets

Wisconsin Street

Congress Avenue

 

Monday - Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Midnight

Monday - Friday (RESTRICTED OPERATION HOURS FOR OSHKOSH BRIDGES to avoid conflict with street traffic)

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

April 18th -

Oct. 5th

7 Day Operation

Winneconne Bridge

Monday - Sunday 8:00  - Midnight

April 18th-

Oct. 5th

7 Day Operation

Menasha Bridges

Racine Street

Tayco Street

Monday - Thursday 10:00 - 10:00

Friday - Sunday 8:00 - Midnight

Memorial & Monday, May 26th and Labor Day, Sept. 1st - MONDAYS 8:00 - Midnight

SPECIAL NOTE: Racine Street Bridge will not be open on September 22th from 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. due to Fox Cities Marathon route.

 

April 18th -

Oct. 5th

No Scheduled Hours of Operation

 Kaukauna Bridge Island St.

Little Chute Bridge

Mill Street

 

Inoperable - No scheduled Hours for 2014

 

Inoperable - No scheduled Hours for 2014

No scheduled Hours

 

During the off season, all operable bridges in the system can be opened if at least twelve (12) hours notice is given.  Railroad bridges and highway lift bridges can be operational and available in non-operating house prior to April 18, 2014 and after October 5, 2014.

Following is a list of telephone contacts for the issuance of 12 hour notices by mariners of requests for drawbridge openings during unscheduled operation hours:

City of Appleton

(Drawbridge Operations)

Municipal Service Building

2625 E. Glendale Aveune

Appleton, WI 54911

920-832-5580

920-832-5500 (Police)

City of Menasha

Department of Public Works

140 Main Street

Menasha, WI 54952

920-967-5102

920-967-5128(Police)

Winnebago County

(Oshkosh & Winneconne Drawbridges)

Bridge Operations Supervisor

901 W. County Road Y

Oshkosh,  WI 54903

920-232-1700

920-420-2146 (After 3:00 p.m.)

(Off Hours) 920-232-1715

Questions? 

Northeast Region Bridge Operations

Dale Weber  920-492-7161

Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Northeast Region

944 Vanderperren Way

Green Bay, WI 54304

 

The Lower Fox River Lock System (Menasha Lock, Little Kaukauna Lock and De Pere Lock) operating  season for 2012 is May 7th through October 2nd.  Off season lockages (surcharges applies) can be made by special 12 hour advance notice request by contacting:

  Contact Dennis Arnoldussen at 920-202-1853

more information on locks and procedures

everything you need to know about the fox river and its locks:

links to all locks maps (Satellite Images)

appleton fox river locks photo album

 Wikipedia Fox River Water Profile

FRNSA links

Fox River Navigational System Management Plan

To Contact FOX RIVER NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM AUTHORITY (FRNSA):

1008 Augustine Street
Kaukauna, WI 54130
Tele. 920-759-9833
Fax: 920-759-9834

Harlan Kiesow, CEO

Robert J. Stark, Chairman
David Williams, Chief of Staff

lockages information 2007-2013 seasons

Navigation Operations

2007-2013 Fox Locks General Navigation Season Statistics

2013

MENASHA

LITTLE KAUKAUNA

DEPERE

UREKA LOCK

APPLETON LOCKS 1-4

CEDARS LOCK

2013 TOTALS

Lockages

1,412

686

1,183

454

128

58

Lockages: 3,921
Crafts

1,950

975

1,775

-

181

73

Crafts: 4,954
Passengers

8,314

3,938

7,364

1,630

794

313

Passengers: 22,353
Canoe & Kayak

218

6

117

-

111

0

Passengers: 452

2012

MENASHA

LITTLE KAUKAUNA

DEPERE

UREKA LOCK

APPLETON LOCKS 1-4

CEDARS LOCK

2012 TOTALS

Lockages

1575

849

1271

261

116

65

Lockages: 4137
Crafts

2488

1169

1983

-

186

95

Crafts: 5921
Passengers

9435

4351

8301

820

778

413

Passengers: 24118
Canoe & Kayak

152

15

82

-

147

12

Passengers: 408

2011

MENASHA

LITTLE KAUKAUNA

DEPERE

UREKA LOCK

APPLETON LOCKS 1-4

CEDARS LOCK

2011 TOTALS

Lockages

1396

738

1152

-

68

43

Lockages: 3377
Crafts

2167

1027

1723

-

107

71

Crafts: 5095

Passengers

8255

4351

6003

-

369

255

Passengers: 19233
Canoe & Kayak

151

29

51

-

119

7

Passengers: 357

2010

MENASHA

LITTLE KAUKAUNA

DEPERE

UREKA LOCK

APPLETON LOCKS 1-4

CEDARS LOCK

2010 TOTALS

Lockages

1318

727

1252

-

-

-

Passengers: 2397
Crafts

2055

1106

2062

-

-

-

Crafts: 5223
Passengers

7395

4821

8087

-

-

-

Passengers:  20303

2009

MENASHA

LITTLE KAUKAUNA

DEPERE

EUREKA LOCK

APPLETON LOCKS 1-4

CEDARS LOCK

2009 TOTALS

Lockages

1563

934

1504

-

-

-

Lockages: 4001
Crafts

2252

1470

2329

-

-

-

Crafts: 6051
Passengers

8837

5761

8665

-

-

-

Passengers: 23263

2008

MENASHA

LITTLE KAUKAUNA

DEPERE

UREKA LOCK

APPLETON LOCKS 1-4

CEDARS LOCK

2008 TOTALS

Lockages

1220

732

1348

-

-

-

Lockages: 3300
Crafts

1580

1291

2202

-

-

-

Crafts: 5073
Passengers

6677

4501

9048

-

-

-

Passengers: 20226

2007

MENASHA

LITTLE KAUKAUNA

DEPERE

UREKA LOCK

APPLETON LOCKS 1-4

CEDARS LOCK

2007 TOTALS

Lockages

1439

911

1431

-

-

-

Lockages: 3781
Crafts

2303

1452

2403

-

-

-

Crafts: 6158
Passengers

8117

6059

9749

-

-

-

Passengers: 23925