Constructed in 1967, the Dyckman Bascule Bridge spans the width of the Black River, connecting South Haven's northern and southern sides by way of Dyckman Avenue. The Dyckman Bridge, being a Scherzer type Rolling Lift Bascule Bridge, raises and lowers allowing both automobile traffic as well as boating traffic through.
Dyckman Bridge will open to boat traffic on the hour and half hour as follows:
Monday through Thursday: 7:00a.m.- 11:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:00a.m. - midnight
Saturday and Sunday: 6:00a.m. - midnight
Holidays: 6:00a.m. - midnight
The bridge tender will open on the hour and half hour when there are boats waiting in the river channel in the proximity of the bridge. Boaters may also call the bridge tender on VHF to request an opening on the hour and half hour. The bridge tender monitors Channel 9 and transmits on Channel 12.
To arrange for the bridge to be opened at any other times, please contact the South Haven Police Department at (269)637-5151.