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Valentine Bridge

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Valentine Swing Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in April 2011

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BH Photo #198269

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Facts 

Overview
Swing bridge over Bayou Lafourche on Valentine Brg
Location
Lafourche Parish, Louisiana
Status
Closed to traffic indefinitely
History
Built 1969
Design
Pontoon swing bridge
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 84.0 ft.
Total length: 174.9 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Also called
Bayou Lafourche Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.59215, -90.46728   (decimal degrees)
29°35'32" N, 90°28'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/745308/3276272 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Larose
Inventory number
BH 48718 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2015)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 7.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1978)
1,500

Update Log 

  • April 25, 2017: Updated by Jason Hoffman: Bridge is closed. See link in comment.
  • November 4, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • April 30, 2011: Added by C Hanchey

Sources 

  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Valentine Bridge
Posted April 25, 2017, by Jason Hoffman (504roadtrips [at] gmail [dot] com)

I drove by the Valentine Bridge on April 15, 2017 and it was in the "open to marine traffic" position with the approach barricaded. Seems that it's closed indefinitely.

http://www.lafourchegov.org/Home/Components/News/News/2957/3...