Hours of Operation of Drawbridges and Shinnecock Canal

  • The Bridge Operation and Maintenance Section is responsible for the maintenance and repair of over seventy bridges including the four bascule (movable) bridges operated by the County. These are Smith Point Bridge, Shirley; West Bay Bridge, Westhampton Beach; Beach Lane Bridge, Westhamton Beach; and Quogue Bridge Quogue.
  • In accordance with U.S. Coast Guard mandated operational hours, these bridges have operators on duty as follows:

October 1 through April 30 ( 8am to 4pm ) – Seven days per week
May 1 through September 30 ( 6am to 10pm ) – Seven days per week

  • To confirm times that the locks of Shinnecock Canal open and close, call (631) 852-8299
Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Highway/Fleet Maintenance Division at (631) 852-4070.