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.