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Bridge Permits

The following has been prepared to assist Federal, State and local agencies, as well as members of the general public, when applying for a Coast Guard permit to construct a new bridge or causeway, or reconstruct or modify an existing bridge or causeway, across the navigable waters of the United States.


Coast Guard Bridge Permitting


Bridge Permit Application Guide (BPAG)

BPAG Applicant Template

Plan Sheet Job Aid

Permit Exemption Decision Tool (23 USC § 144(c)(2))

2015 Red Book: Synchronizing Environmental Reviews for Transportation and Other Infrastructure Projects

MOU between USCG, FHWA, FTA, FRA to Coordinate and Improve Bridge Planning and Permitting

MOA between USCG and FHWA to Coordinate and Improve Bridge Planning and Permitting

MOU between USCG and USACE regarding Bridges and Causeways Over, In, or Affecting Navigable Waters

Bridge Completion Report Form (CG-4599)

Glossary of Bridge Terms

Visit the E-Reading Room for Coast Guard Lead Projects and other posted documents

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