Old Florida Avenue Bridge
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).
Note: The following information comes from the National Bridge Inventory and has not been verified.
- 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 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)
- USGS topographic map
- New Orleans East
- Inventory number
- BH 19084 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection (as of 09/2007)
- Deck condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 95.0 (out of 100)