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Jimmie Davis Bridge

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Photo taken in July 2013

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BH Photo #261187

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Overview
Steel through truss bridge over Red River on LA 511 in Shreveport
Location
Shreveport, Bossier Parish, Louisiana, and Caddo Parish, Louisiana
Status
Open to traffic Scheduled for Replacement
Future prospects
LADOTD and the NWLCOG have decided to replace the bridge instead of recondition.
History
Built 1968
Design
Three polygonal Warren through truss spans with verticals. Deck plate girder approaches.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 399.8 ft.
Total length: 2,822.4 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Deck width: 30.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.45879, -93.67932   (decimal degrees)
32°27'32" N, 93°40'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/436155/3591493 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 18976 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2015)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 36.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
22,200

Update Log 

  • July 14, 2016: Updated by Brad Smith: Change of Plans, bridge to be replaced with UCEB
  • April 12, 2014: Updated by Brad Smith: http://www.ksla.com/story/25084293/jimmie-davis-bridge-to-close-in-2015-residents-react
  • July 28, 2013: New photos from M. D. Caillet
  • April 13, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: refined description
  • February 17, 2009: Updated by Wes Worsham

Sources 

  • Wes Worsham
  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Brad Smith - gaberdine [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Jimmie Davis Bridge replacement
Posted July 14, 2016, by Brad Smith (gaberdine [at] hotmail [dot] com)
Jimmie Davis Bridge Closure for rehab
Posted April 12, 2014, by Brad Smith (gaberdine [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The Jimmie Davis Bridge is going to close later in 2014 for about a year. For paint and MAJOR rehab,

http://wwwapps.dotd.la.gov/administration/public_info/projec...

http://www.ksla.com/story/25084293/jimmie-davis-bridge-to-cl...