Lock and Bridge Schedules & Procedures

2015 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.

2015 Fox Locks General Navigation Operation Schedule

Lock

Days

Times

Operation

Lift

Miles to Next Lock

Dates

Menasha

920-201-1857

 

Monday-Thursday

10:00 am - 10:00 pm

At Will

9.7 ft.

5.1 miles

April 17 - Oct. 4

Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays

8:00 am -Midnight

       

Appleton Lock 1

920-750-3306

Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays

11:45 am -10:00 pm

Down River 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm ,6 pm, 8 pm, 10 pm

9.7 ft.

.3 miles

 

May 26 - Sept. 7

Appleton Lock 2

Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays

11:30 am - 10:15 pm

 

9.6 ft.

.3 miles

May 26 - Sept. 7

Appleton Lock 3

Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays

11:15 am - 10:30 pm

 

9.8 ft.

.6 miles

May 26 - Sept. 7

Appleton Lock 4

920-750-3307

Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays

11:00 am - 10:45 pm

Up River 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm ,5 pm, 7 pm, 9 pm

7.6 ft.

3.4 miles

May 26 - Sept. 7

Cedars

920-750-3309

 

Fridays-Call to Schdule

         

Saturday, Sunday and Holidays

10:00 am - 10:00 pm

At Will

9.8 ft.

.7 miles

May 22 - Sept. 7

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 am - 10:00 pm

At Will

6.1 ft.

5.9 miles

May 8 - Oct. 4

 

Depere

 

Monday-Thursday

10:00 am - 10:00 pm

At Will

9.9 ft.

7.1 miles (To Lake Michigan)

May 8 - Oct. 4

Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays

8:00 am - 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

(Recreational and Commercial vessel owners who own more than one vessel can now purchase a season pass that includes a decal for each of their registered vessels)

Two vessels $140.00 - Each additional Vessel $20.00

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

Information Provided by the Fox River Navigational System Authority

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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.

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2014 Call-In Procedure and Fees

Run into a conflict with the locks' operating schedule? Fox River Navigational System Authority has a "Call-In" procedure in place to get you through the locks. To schedule a Call-In (commercial or recreational) lock operations, please call 920-202-1853, 12 hours in advance. In addition to vessel lockage fee, an hourly fee is due before lockage begins.

Lock Location

2 Hour Minimum on All Call-Ins

Menasha

Cedars

Little Rapids

De Pere

Monday - Friday $15.00/Hour

Saturday - Sunday $22.50/Hour

Holidays $30.00/Hour

 

Appleton Locks 1-4

Monday - Friday $25.00/Hour

Saturday - Sunday $37.50/Hour

Holidays $50.00/Hour

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

Wisconsin Department of Transportation

2015 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 17th -

Oct. 4th

7 Day Operation

Winneconne Bridge

Monday - Sunday 8:00 - Midnight

April 20th-

Oct. 15th

 

 

7 Day Operation

Menasha Bridges

Racine Street

Tayco Street

Monday - Thursday 10:00 - 10:00

Friday - Sunday 8:00 - Midnight

Memorial Day Monday, May 25th and Labor Day Monday Sept. 7th - 8:00 - Midnight (as on weekends)

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 17th -

Oct. 4th

 

No Scheduled Hours of Operation

Kaukauna Bridge Island St.

Little Chute Bridge

Mill Street

Inoperable - No scheduled Hours for 2015

Inoperable - No scheduled Hours for 2015

No Scheduled Hours

NOTE: The Old Oneida Street Bridge will not be operated on May 9th, 2015 from 9:00 - 11:00 am to accommodate the Sole Burner Run/Walk event route.

The Racine Street Bridge will not be operated on September 20th, 2015 from 7:30 am - 1:30 pm to accommodate the Fox Cities Marathon route.  

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 17, 2015 and after October 4, 2015.

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 
Wisconsin Department of Transportation/Northeast Region
944 Vanderperren Way
Green Bay, WI 54304
920-492-7161

Off season lockages (surcharges applies) can be made by special 12 hour advance notice request by contacting: Dennis Arnoldussen at 920-202-1853

CURRENT NINTH DISTRICT BRIDGE MAINTENANCE/ACTIVITIES

As of:  April 9, 2015     

 

Note:  Short-term bridge maintenance closures and various activities may only be published through Broadcast Notice to Mariners and may not be included in the Local Notice to Mariners.  Mariners should both listen to Broadcast Notice to Mariners (BNM) and read Coast Guard Local Notice to Mariners (LNM) available at: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lnmDistrict&region=9 for the most recent and complete marine information.

 

Please contact us with any questions or concerns:

Scot Striffler                 (216) 902-6087 or Scot.M.Striffler@uscg.mil

Blair Stanifer                (216) 902-6086 or William.B.Stanifer@uscg.mil

Lee Soule                     (216) 902-6085 or Lee.D.Soule@uscg.mil                     

FAX:                            (216) 902-6088

 

Commander (dpb)

Ninth Coast Guard District

1240 E. 9th St. Room 2047B

Cleveland, Ohio  44199-2001

 

ACTIVE BROADCAST NOTICE TO MARINERS (BNM) 

*****PUBLIC NOTICE***** 

LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS (LNM)

                               

GREAT LAKES REGION

GREAT LAKES, Advance Notice Prior to Passing Railroad Drawbridges, Chart 14500

Mariners are encouraged to provide advance notice of arrival if transiting a railroad drawbridge is anticipated.  Providing an advance notice to a railroad drawbridge may not be specifically required, but this practice will help to minimize the possibility that a vessel will be unreasonably delayed at a railroad drawbridge that passes large volumes of train and vessel traffic at the same location. Mariners are particularly encouraged to provide advance notice prior to passing the Norfolk Southern Railroad drawbridges at Mile 0.76 over Cuyahoga River in Cleveland Harbor, OH, Mile 0.72 over Indiana Harbor Ship Canal in Indiana Harbor, IN, and Mile 1.36 over Calumet River in Calumet Harbor, IL. In addition to making SECURITE calls while approaching or departing facilities in these harbors, mariners are encouraged to directly contact railroad drawbridge operators and provide an Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) at the bridge(s).  [26/05] [34/12] 

GREAT LAKES, Drawbridge Delay Reports, Chart 14500

Mariners are requested to submit Reports of Drawbridge Signal/Operations Delays directly to the Ninth Coast Guard District Bridge Branch using the attached form.  Reports of signal or drawbridge delays have been processed by Coast Guard Marine Safety Offices in recent years, but will now be processed and tracked by the Bridge Branch.  Reports may be sent by mail, e-mail, or by fax.  The mailing address and fax number are on the form.  The updated form is printed and also attached on the last page of this list.  [08/05] [34/12]

GREAT LAKES, Drawbridge Advance Notice During High Winds, Chart 14500

Mariners are encouraged to provide advance notice of arrival to drawbridges during periods of high winds.  Depending on the orientation and type of bridge high winds may prevent some bridges from operating as required by regulation. [46/13]

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

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Lockages Information 2007-2014 Seasons

Navigation Operations

2007-2013 Fox Locks General Navigation Season Statistics

2014

Menasha

Little Kaukauna

De Pere

Eureka Lock

Appleton Locks 1-4

Cedars Lock

2014 Totals

Lockages7466881,21070402,754
Crafts1,0631,0441,85088524,097
Passengers3,7264,1697,94437718316,399
Canoe/Kayak4661340150

2013

MENASHA

LITTLE KAUKAUNA

DEPERE

EUREKA LOCK

APPLETON LOCKS 1-4

CEDARS LOCK

2013 TOTALS

Lockages1,4126861,183454

128

58

Lockages:

3,921

Crafts1,9509751,775-18173

Crafts:

4,954

Passengers8,3143,9387,3641,630794313

Passengers:

22,353 

Canoe/Kayak

218

6

117

-

111

0

Passengers:

452

2012

MENASHA

LITTLE KAUKAUNA

DEPERE

EUREKA 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

EUREKA 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

EUREKA 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

EUREKA 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

EUREKA 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