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Port Fourchon Bridge


Chevron Canal Bridge

Still in operation for motor traffic

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in December 2014

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)


BH Photo #413451

Street View 


Lost through truss bridge over Greater Laf. Port Comm on LA 3090
Lafourche Parish, Louisiana
Built 1960; removed 2018
Through truss swing
Length of largest span: 163.1 ft.
Total length: 413.1 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Also called
Chevron Canal Bridge
Chevron Oil Company Canal Bridge
AO Rappelet Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.11104, -90.19066   (decimal degrees)
29°06'40" N, 90°11'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/773394/3223550 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Belle Pass
Inventory number
BH 50907 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2015)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 35 (out of 100)
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Built 1960 (361)
Built during 1960s (2,193)
Have street view (30,403)
Lafourche Parish, Louisiana (31)
Lost (31,795)
Lost 2018 (245)
Lost during 2010s (3,679)
Louisiana (743)
Movable (3,189)
Span length 125-175 feet (4,598)
Swing (1,619)
Through truss (19,028)
Total length 250-500 feet (5,720)
Truss (38,309)

Update Log 

  • January 8, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Updated status to lost per comment
  • December 9, 2017: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 12, 2012: Added by Nathan Holth



Port Fourchon Bridge
Posted January 8, 2022, by Marc Sketchler (marc [at] sketchler [dot] com)

This bridge was demolished approximately 2018. https://www.houmatoday.com/story/news/2018/02/05/chevron-bri...

Port Fourchon Bridge
Posted March 28, 2018, by Gerald J Rousse Jr (z94fm [at] viscom [dot] net)

Forgot to add This bridge was a narrow two lane bridge before rehabilitation work around 2007-2008.

Port Fourchon Bridge
Posted March 28, 2018, by Gerald J Rousse Jr (z94fm [at] viscom [dot] net)

This Bridge was originally the Leeville bridge from around 1945 and replaced by the Leeville lift bridge in 1970 and placed here in 1974-75. According to the Lafourche Parish Port Commission The bridge was condemned by the Louisiana DOTD Inspection. The bridge was removed during the week of March 3 through March 21, 2018.