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Caminada Bay Bridge

Photo 

Caminada Bay Bridge (October 1932)

The first Caminada Bay Bridge at Grand Isle nearing completion in October 1932.

The New Orleans Item, October 12, 1932, p. 3

BH Photo #468804

Map 

Description 

Built as part of the first highway connecting Grand Isle with the Lafourche Parish mainland (at Golden Meadow) and completed in October 1932. Part of LA 620 until 1955, when it was renumbered as LA 1.

Replaced in 1960 with a new span along the northeast side. The ends of the original bridge survive as fishing piers.

Facts 

Overview
Lost timber stringer bridge over Caminada Bay on LA 1
Location
Grand Isle, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1932; replaced 1960
Builder
- F. L. James & Co.
Design
Timber stringer
Dimensions
Total length: 3,750.0 ft. (0.7 mi.)
Deck width: 30.0 ft.
Also called
Grand Isle Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.20707, -90.04444   (decimal degrees)
29°12'25" N, 90°02'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/787362/3234546 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 88715 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 26, 2020: New photo from Roger Collins
  • March 25, 2020: Added by Roger Collins