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Leeville Bridge


Overview, looking north

Photo taken by James Baughn

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Lost vertical lift bridge over Bayou Lafourche on LA 1 at Leeville
Lafourche Parish, Louisiana
Replaced by new bridge
Built 1970; Replaced by new bridge in 2010
Vertical lift Pony plate girder
Length of largest span: 181.1 ft.
Total length: 2,646.3 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Deck width: 28.5 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.24680, -90.20775   (decimal degrees)
29°14'48" N, 90°12'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/771373/3238562 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 19053 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 22, 2011: New Street View added by Jason Smith
  • April 21, 2011: Updated by C Hanchey: Bridge was removed in 2010


  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler


Leeville Bridge
Posted May 10, 2017, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Any reason you visit here on May 10th?

Leeville Bridge
Posted May 10, 2017, by Jennifer Brindle (jbrindle57 [at] me [dot] com)

I beg your pardon sir. Carl Allen, my grandfather's brother, was living in Elton, Louisiana at the time and to my knowledge never made a trip to the site. If he oversaw construction, he did so from a few hundred miles away.

My grandfather, his wife, my brother and I were living in Golden Meadow during construction, relocated there by HL Allen and Sons. My grandmother brought me often to the site where Edgar, called "the boss" by the crew, worked every day. I still have a small block of concrete cut from that bridge.

While a beautiful curved bridge, the Leeville Bridge was a b**** to cross!

Leeville Bridge
Posted September 23, 2015, by bill steinkampf (bsteinkampf [at] gmail [dot] com)

Correction: The late Carl Allen, Edgar's brother, led construction of this bridge.

Leeville Bridge
Posted May 10, 2015, by Jennifer Brindle (jbrindle57 [at] me [dot] com)

My grandfather, Edgar L Allen Sr, was in charge of the crew who built this bridge. The HL Allen and Sons company had the contract. He was HL Allen's oldest son.

Leeville Bridge
Posted July 28, 2009, by Matthew H Constant (cajundweeb [at] gmail [dot] com)

The old vertical lift span is soon to be demolished because it was replaced by a toll facility next to it, which is part of a larger project to elevate LA Hwy 1 over the Louisiana swampland between Golden Meadow and Port Fourchon.