Florida Avenue Bridge (Old)
The bridge was one of four bascule bridges built by the Port of New Orleans to cross the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (IH-NC). In 1992, the U.S. Coast Guard declared the Florida Avenue Bridge an unreasonable obstruction to marine traffic. The new Florida Avenue lift bridge was completed in 2005 and the old bascule bridge was removed. The other three bascule bridges remain in service today (Seabrook, Almonaster Avenue and St. Claude Avenue).
- Bascule bridge over the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (Industrial Canal) on former Florida Avenue in New Orleans
- New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
- Replaced by new bridge
- Built 1919 by the Bethlehem Steel Bridge Corporation; replaced 2005
- - Bethlehem Steel Co. of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
- - New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB)
- Southern Railway (SOU)
- Strauss trunnion bascule bridge
Length of largest span: 139.0 ft.
Total length: 783.9 ft.
Deck width: 26.9 ft.
- Also called
- Industrial Canal Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +29.98021, -90.02190 (decimal degrees)
29°58'49" N, 90°01'19" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 15/787353/3320325 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- New Orleans East
- Inventory number
- BH 19084 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection report (as of July 2017)
- Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 95 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com
- January 27, 2020: Updated by Luke: Added categories "Rail-and-Road", "Southern Railway"
- May 19, 2016: New photo from Luke
- January 26, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
- November 2, 2014: Updated by Clark Vance: Location change and general cleanup
- November 1, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
- May 23, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler
- Douglas Butler
- Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com