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Bayou Riggolette Bridge

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Overview
Timber stringer bridge over Bayou Riggolette on Former LA 3169
Location
Grant Parish, Louisiana
Status
Destroyed by flooding
History
Built 1931, Closed to traffic 2010, Destroyed by flooding 2016
Design
Timber stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 19.0 ft.
Total length: 223.1 ft.
Deck width: 18.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.52583, -92.67083   (decimal degrees)
31°31'33" N, 92°40'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/531250/3487926 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 47181 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2008)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 17.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
2,200

Update Log 

  • August 29, 2012: Updated by David Backlin: Changed current owner to County
  • December 1, 2010: Added by David Backlin

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Comments 

Bayou Riggolette Bridge
Posted November 24, 2016, by Cliff Darby (clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Bridge no longer exists. Not sure if the major flooding back in April took it out or what, but the only remains are the supports. The entire deck is gone, but the pilots still are full height. Which makes me think the bridge was a victim of the record floods. I have a photo but my silly motorcycle is in the way ;)

Bayou Riggolette Bridge
Posted August 29, 2012, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

I received an e-mail saying this road is now county maintained and the bridge will likely remain closed.

Bayou Riggolette Bridge
Posted December 1, 2010, by Cliff Darby (clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I almost added this bridge when I saw it was closed. I still haven't made an afternoon of US 71 to grab photos of all the old bridges

Bayou Riggolette Bridge
Posted December 1, 2010, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

I visited this bridge on 11-22-2010 only to find it was closed to all traffic. It acts as a short spur between US 71 and LA 8, so I do not know what its future prospects are.