Rating:
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LA500 Little River Bridge

Photos 

Approach

Looking SE on LA 500

Photo taken by Cliff Darby in July 2010

Enlarge

BH Photo #171395

Map 

Street View 

Description 

The Project Manager says the truss span was disassembled and will be reused for a private drive over a bayou

Facts 

Overview
Removed Warren Pony truss bridge over Little River on LA 500
Location
LaSalle Parish, Louisiana, and Grant Parish, Louisiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Future prospects
In storage for use on a private drive
History
Built 1956, Removed 2010
Design
Warren Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 1,134.5 ft.
Deck width: 23.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.75500, -92.34500   (decimal degrees)
31°45'18" N, 92°20'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/562032/3513466 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Tullos
Inventory number
BH 19036 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2009)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 37.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
1,000

Update Log 

  • November 28, 2010: Updated by Cliff Darby: Updated Status
  • October 12, 2010: Updated by Cliff Darby: New Photos and Description
  • July 31, 2010: Updated by Cliff Darby: Bridge has been replaced
  • June 3, 2010: Updated by Cliff Darby: Refined design

Sources 

Comments 

Little River LA 500 Bridge
Posted February 18, 2010, by Cliff D (clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Check out the abandoned through-truss railroad bridge about 100 yards downstream. Street View in Google Earth is too low-res to see a profile view of but the satellite clearly shows a truss bridge on the old railroad grade.