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Claiborne Avenue Bridge

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Claiborne Avenue Lift Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in May 2011

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BH Photo #198527

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Description 

The bridge received an Honorable Mention for an Award of Merit from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) in Class IV in 1957 as the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Vertical lift bridge over the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (Industrial Canal) on Claiborne Ave. (LA 39) in New Orleans
Location
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1957
Design
Vertical lift
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 359.8 ft.
Total length: 2,417.3 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Deck width: 54.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Also called
Industrial Canal LA 39 Bridge
Judge William Seeber Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.96904, -90.02560   (decimal degrees)
29°58'09" N, 90°01'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/787028/3319078 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Orleans East
Inventory number
BH 19082 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 70.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
31,300

Update Log 

  • December 3, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • October 4, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • May 4, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth

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