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Bridge and Lock Tenders

Operate bridges, canal locks, and lighthouses to allow ships to pass on waterways.

Quick Facts


Above the statewide median
$34.30 / hour    Read more about wages


Below statewide average
Growth rate:  2.8%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Prepare accident or incident reports.
  • Record operational details of travel.
  • Control pumps or pumping equipment.
  • Operate communications equipment or systems.
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Job Title Examples:

Bridge Tender
Lock Tender
Lock and Dam Operator

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