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Vida Shaw Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Patrick Sparks

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BH Photo #128976

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss swing bridge over Bayou Teche on Vida Shaw Road
Location
Iberia Parish, Louisiana
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Future uncertain, fate of bridge currently being determined.
History
Built 1938 by Daniel Jeffery & Sons Inc.
Builder
- Daniel Jeffery & Sons Inc. of Jeanerette, Louisiana
Design
Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 73.1 ft.
Total length: 202.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 6, 2010
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.03167, -91.73667   (decimal degrees)
30°01'54" N, 91°44'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/621811/3322966 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Loreauville
Inventory numbers
NRHP 10000419 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 19023 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2006)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 16.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1971)
280

Update Log 

  • August 8, 2015: New photo from Jared Mixson
  • August 26, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 15, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Bridge is now officially listed on the National Register.
  • December 1, 2008: Updated name, status, history