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Aerial Lift Bridge to begin summer lift schedule

By Pakou Ly
The Aerial Lift Bridge will begin its summer lift schedule Friday.

The bridge will lift on the hour and half hour from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day until the Tuesday after Labor Day.

The bridge will continue to open upon request at all times for vessels over 300 gross tons; Federal, state, and local government vessels; vessels in distress; commercial vessels engaged in rescue or emergency salvage operations; vessels engaged in pilot duties; and vessels seeking shelter from severe weather.

All other water vessels will follow the half hour and hour lift times.