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Crescent City Connection Bridge

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Downtown New Orleans Bridge Over Mississippi

Photo of two spans from Ship Terminal Parking Lot with sculpture in foreground

Photo taken by Bob Davis on May 3, 2009

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Description 

There was only one bridge until the later 80's when the second bridge was built. The single bridge used to be called the Greater New Orleans Bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Cantilevered through truss bridge over the Mississippi River on eastbound Business US 90 in New Orleans
Location
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, and Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
Status
Open to four lanes of eastbound traffic, plus two reversible HOV lanes
History
Built 1985
Design
Cantilevered Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 1,574.7 ft.
Total length: 3,018.2 ft. (0.6 mi.)
Deck width: 91.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 25.1 ft.
Also called
Greater New Orleans Bridge over the Mississippi River
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.93667, -90.05833   (decimal degrees)
29°56'12" N, 90°03'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/783960/3315407 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Orleans East
Inventory number
BH 19079 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2013)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 78.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
90,780

Update Log 

  • February 24, 2012: New photos from Ben Tate
  • June 25, 2011: New photos from Ken Roberts
  • May 28, 2010: New Street View added by Craig Philpott
  • May 3, 2009: Updated by Bob Davis: Add photos, alternate name

Sources 

  • Wikipedia
  • Bob Davis - bobdaviscfi [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Craig Philpott - cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu
  • Mike Roegner
  • Ken Roberts - kendroberts1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Crescent City Connection Bridge
Posted June 15, 2013, by Cliff (clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The toll booths have been demolished and tolls will no longer be collected on the CCC

Crescent City Connection Bridge
Posted March 19, 2011, by Theo (totheoc [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Do you know where the NB & SB HOV on-ramps are located?