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Name:   kdietz - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Comment on "Hwy 49 Bridge (Blue Creek Bridge)"
Date:   7/28/2011 1:13:34 PM   IP ADDRESS: 72.15.114.189


Can anyone tell me the average clearance for the Blue Creek Bridge.  Need to know if my 23 ft. Chapaarral Sunesta will fit under.
thanks



Name:   Kizma Anuice - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Comment on "Hwy 49 Bridge (Blue Creek Bridge)"
Date:   7/28/2011 1:41:14 PM   IP ADDRESS: 75.138.2.189

My 22 foot Scarab will with a foot to spare, so your 23 footer should go. 
If it does not pull the plug until it rides low enough



Name:   Summer Lover - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Comment on "Hwy 49 Bridge (Blue Creek Bridge)"
Date:   7/28/2011 1:44:33 PM   IP ADDRESS: 216.104.80.200

Be sure to stow your stern light before you go under, or it will assume a lower profile than is legal - watched someone do that from The Cove/BBQ Hut several years back...



Name:   roswellric - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Comment on "Hwy 49 Bridge (Blue Creek Bridge)"
Date:   7/28/2011 2:41:21 PM   IP ADDRESS: 71.12.198.199

If I were you I would put the boat in and.... You might try calling ALDOT since it is a state HWY. They should know...



Name:   Old Crappie - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Comment on "Hwy 49 Bridge (Blue Creek Bridge)"
Date:   7/28/2011 3:01:02 PM   IP ADDRESS: 132.3.37.68


I believe there is a 52 inch clearance at full pool.



Name:   Nancy Christine II - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Comment on "Hwy 49 Bridge (Blue Creek Bridge)"
Date:   7/28/2011 3:29:16 PM   IP ADDRESS: 66.82.9.75

I know a few pontoons that got decapitated going under.



Name:   muddauber - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Comment on "Hwy 49 Bridge (Blue Creek Bridge)"
Date:   7/28/2011 4:28:43 PM (updated 7/28/2011 4:29:32 PM)    IP ADDRESS: 96.37.146.66

Fomby's had rented pontoon boats for years withou problems.  Never rented one, so don't know if they put the top down or did not have a top. 
I've had numerous clients get thru with no problems. Obviously a fixed top, ski pole, etc is a problem. 

Just glad this is an issue at all and the lake is pretty full. 



Name:   mckaygmc - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Comment on "Hwy 49 Bridge (Blue Creek Bridge)"
Date:   7/28/2011 6:56:06 PM   IP ADDRESS: 24.181.85.56

I have a chapp. 20ft. It will fit without the Tower...Anything above the windshield wont go under.



Name:   greycove - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Comment on "Hwy 49 Bridge (Blue Creek Bridge)"
Date:   7/30/2011 10:43:01 AM   IP ADDRESS: 68.113.97.88

Grab a measuring tape. High water stain is quiet visible on all the pillars. Of course, lake rarely at full pool, as everyone knows. I can almost always count on the lake being down at least foot or so for most of the summer. Think the 52 inch height mentioned above at full pool is very close. I an emergency, I always have the option of inviting few fat friends (me and other men of course) to join us if there is a question.



Name:   yarbroughtiger - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Comment on "Hwy 49 Bridge (Blue Creek Bridge)"
Date:   1/14/2016 9:31:48 AM   IP ADDRESS: 24.158.235.150

Good morning,

I've got a 233 Chaparral Sunesta which I need to be able to get under the bridge routinely this summer. The boat manual specifications indicate a bridge clearance of 5'-3", which is completley empty, i.e. no people, equipment, or gas. I've measured 5' myself - that was with 3 adults on board - not sure how much gas at the time. I've been told that the bridge has approximatley 5' of clearance - I've not measured it myself yet. Might anyone be able to tell me whether or not I'm going to clear the bridge? If not, has anyone ever considered using water ballast to lower this size boat to make it under? Thanks in advance for any insight!

 







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