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Bridge Opening Request Form



The D Street Bridge can accommodate limited openings.  We require 4 (four) hours notice to schedule an opening and a minimum of 1 (one) hour in between openings. 


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.


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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,
Larry Zimmer
phone: 707.776.3674
fax: 707.206.6034

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, Joseph Rye
555 North McDowell Blvd
Petaluma, CA 94954
phone: 707.778.4460
fax: 707.776.3799