Laws & Regulations

USCG Transfer to DHS and Delegation

  • Preserving Coast Guard Mission Performance
    6 U.S.C. 468

  • Savings Provision
    6 U.S.C.  552

  • Delegation to the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard
    Department of Homeland Security Delegation Number: 0170.1
    The Bridge Program is identified in #'s 62, 64-68

Federal Bridge Statutes Governing Bridges


  • Bridge Act of August 18, 1894
    33 U.S.C. 499

  • Rivers and Harbors Appropriation Act of 1899
    33 U.S.C. 401, 403, 406, 502

  • Bridge Act of 1906
    33 U.S.C. 491, 494, 495

  • Bridge Act of June 21, 1940 (Truman-Hobbs Act)
    33 U.S.C. 511, 513, 514, 516, 517, 519, 521, 522, 523

  • General Bridge Act of August 2, 1946
    33 U.S.C. 525 (except (c)), 528, 530, 533

  • International Bridge Act of September 26, 1972
    33 U.S.C. 535(c), 535(e), 535(h)

Regulations Governing Bridges


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