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Gateway to the Gulf Expressway

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Gateway to the Gulf Expressway

Elevation of main spans and immediate approach spans to the north, looking west across the wetlands

Photo taken by Karen LaCorte Lussier at Google Maps

View this photo at google.com

BH Photo #472199

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Description 

Although a modern bridge (and perhaps structurally a UCEB compared to the old vertical-lift bridge), the Gateway to the Gulf Expressway is noteworthy as a structure for its multi-mile length, the public-private partnership that currently owns the facility, and as an example of one of Louisiana's many mega-length swamp bridges.

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Bayou Lafourche & Various Wetlands on Louisiana Highway 1 Toll Road
Location
Leeville, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 2010 to replace previous Leeville Vertical-Lift Bridge
Design
Steel stringer main spans over Bayou Lafourche; composite concrete causeway spans over wetlands
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 290.0 ft.
Total length: 10,216.4 ft. (1.9 mi.)
Deck width: 39.0 ft.
Also called
Leeville High Bridge
Leeville Toll Bridge
LA-1 Tollway
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.21088, -90.19080   (decimal degrees)
29°12'39" N, 90°11'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/773116/3234618 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
9,500
Inventory number
BH 89289 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 79 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 16, 2020: New photos from Nick Boppel

Sources 

  • Nick Boppel - nickboppel01 [at] gmail [dot] com