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Bridge Opening Request Form



The D Street Bridge is down temporarily due to an accident. NO BRIDGE OPENINGS can be scheduled at this time.


Haystack Landing Bridge

The Haystack Landing Bridge is operated by SMART Rail Operations Center. The drawspan will remain in the open position unless a train is approaching. If you have a large vessel, planned excursions, events, large groups of vessels, a specific date & time to transit the draw, or if wind/tide conditions limit your ability to maneuver please contact the Bridge Tender or SMART Rail Operations Center in advance to coordinate at (707) 890-8650. When onsite the Bridge Tender will monitor marine channels 16/9. As appropriate the Bridge Tender will respond to audio or visual signals with the bridge horn.  


D Street Bridge: Hours of Operation – Phone Numbers – Restrictions

6:00 am to 6:00 pm – a minimum of 4 hours notice is required for opening
6:00 pm to 6:00 am – a minimum of 24 hours notice is required for opening

Phone Numbers:
Monday through Friday all day, Weekends, or Holidays call (707) 778-4303

If minimum requirements are not met, request for bridge opening will be denied.  If you have questions, please call the Public Works operations services at (707) 778-4303.


Due to traffic concerns and bus schedules, please request the following bridge opening times when possible: 9:15am, 11:15am, 1:15pm, 3:15pm.  Thank you very much.


Contact Information

11 English Street
Petaluma, CA 94952
phone: 707.778.4303
fax: 707.206.6034
Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Monday - Thursday

Director, Public Works and Utilities
Dan St. John, F.ASCE
202 N. McDowell Blvd
Petaluma, CA 94954
Phone: 707.778.4546
Fax: 707.206.6034

Deputy Director,

City Engineer/Flood Plain Administrator
Curt Bates, P.E
phone: 707.778.4311
fax: 707.206.6034

Airport Manager, Bob Patterson
601 Sky Ranch Drive
Petaluma, CA 94954
phone: 707.778.4404
fax: 707.778.4405
Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Sat. & Sun. 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
After Hours Service:
Fee: $25.00
Call Bob Patterson at 707.753.1166

Transit Manager, Jared Hall
555 North McDowell Blvd
Petaluma, CA 94954
phone: 707.778.4460
fax: 707.776.3799