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US 190 Bridge

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Photo taken by Ben Tate in March 2012

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BH Photo #226732

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Facts 

Overview
Girder bridge over Us 190 Under Icg Rr on US 0190
Location
Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1939
Design
Girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.50740, -91.18399   (decimal degrees)
30°30'27" N, 91°11'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/674266/3376413 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Scotlandville
Inventory number
BH 51616 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 30, 2013: New photo from M. D. Caillet
  • March 5, 2012: New Street View added by David Backlin
  • March 5, 2012: Added by Ben Tate

Sources 

  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net

Comments 

US 190 Bridge
Posted March 10, 2012, by Anonymous

For the life of me I don't understand why they don't install templates before a bridge so that an oversized vehicle would harmlessly hit it before damaging a bridge. It would make a lot of racket or even damage the road vehicle but would prevent damage to the bridge. Better to damage only one vehicle than bring down a costly bridge.

US 190 Bridge
Posted March 8, 2012, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

Yeah, it looks like modification by collision with 14 ft. high trucks!

US 190 Bridge
Posted March 6, 2012, by Michael Goff (michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com)

It certainly appears the railroad decided they needed more load carrying capacity on that span. So with the grace of an artist they simply scabbed up ugly concrete and steel strapping under a somewhat graceful arched span.

It also appears the notorious over height truck likes to victimize this bridge.

Another thought on that note. The bridge could have been hit and damaged so bad that this ugly repair was the only thing the railroad could do to save the span.

US 190 Bridge
Posted March 5, 2012, by Ben Tate (benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

What's going on in this picture? It looks like they altered an arch.