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Ouachita River LA 8 Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Bob Weston

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BH Photo #242636

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Swing bridge over Ouachita River on LA 8 near Harrisonburg
Location
Harrisonburg, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana
Status
Replaced by UCEB
History
Built 1932, Closed 2017, Lost 2018
Design
Riveted Parker through truss swing
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 319.8 ft.
Total length: 1,099.7 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.77054, -91.81822   (decimal degrees)
31°46'14" N, 91°49'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/611906/3515610 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Harrisonburg
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
2,100
Inventory number
BH 18997 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 31, 2020: New Street View added by Cliff Darby
  • August 5, 2019: Updated by Cliff Darby: Bridge has been demolished
  • October 24, 2017: Updated by Cliff Darby: Bridge is closed and being disassembled
  • October 17, 2017: New photos from Jeff Dubea
  • December 10, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • February 25, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • August 22, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • November 11, 2012: New photo from Jared Mixson
  • June 9, 2010: New Street View added by Cliff Darby
  • May 3, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth

Sources 

Comments 

Ouachita River LA 8 Bridge
Posted October 17, 2017, by Jeff Dubea (jeffdubea [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I went through here on the river as it was being dismantled. It is sad to see these old truss bridges go away, as the new ones are so plain and boring.

Ouachita River LA 8 Bridge
Posted February 19, 2017, by Cliff Darby (clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Couple more pics.

Ouachita River LA 8 Bridge
Posted January 8, 2017, by Cliff Darby (clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Sorry for no more closer shots. Was running out of daylight far from home ;)

New ugly bridge is well on its way, though this old bridge is a bit scary with the lack of modern guardrails or curbs.