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Rita Bridge

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Photo taken by James Baughn

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Overview
Swing bridge over Bayou Lafourche on LA 655 in Lockport
Location
Lockport, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana
Status
Open to traffic with a weight limit
History
Built 1940
Design
Swing Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 211.9 ft.
Total length: 249.9 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Also called
Lockport Old Span Bridge
Lockport Swing Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.64685, -90.53683   (decimal degrees)
29°38'49" N, 90°32'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/738441/3282190 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
3,800
Inventory number
BH 19055 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 15.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 24, 2014: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • August 24, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler

Sources 

  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

Rita Bridge
Posted February 2, 2017, by Adam (741996 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This was the bridge used in the final scene of the 2013 movie Homefront. The fence on the east side was added by the film crew.

Lockport Swing Bridge
Posted February 16, 2007, by Anonymous

Interesting. I grew up in Lockport, Illinois. There is a lock on the canal there. We used to have two, through truss swing bridges there. One of them is mentioned on this web site. Also, the 135th street bridge mentioned in Romeoville is nicely preserved along the side of the canal now days. It is interesting to hear from a resident of another Lockport. I think there is a Lockport New York, also.

Lockport Swing Bridge
Posted February 15, 2007, by Mary Lynn

As a citizen of Lockport, I would like to state that this bridge needs to have the rust taken care of and needs to be repainted badly. A group of citizens, quite a while back, tried to scrape off as much of the rust as possible and then it was painted. This was done only on the thoroughfare section. We did not go on the outside of the bridge nor under the bridge.

It really needs to have a professional job done NOW to preserve this historic bridge.

Lockport Swing Bridge
Posted October 2, 2006, by anthony (thihsareb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

there is a train bridge north of lockport called black bridge.