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Esplanade Ave. Bridge

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Esplande Avenue bridge

New Orleans

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in May 2014

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Overview
Modern pony truss bridge over Bayou St. John on Esplanade Avenue in New Orleans
Location
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1985
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 90.8 ft.
Total length: 90.8 ft.
Deck width: 60.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.98369, -90.08946   (decimal degrees)
29°59'01" N, 90°05'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/780821/3320544 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Orleans East
Inventory number
BH 19064 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 88.7 (out of 100)

Update Log 

  • November 7, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • May 28, 2010: New Street View added by Craig Philpott

Sources 

  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

Bayou St. John Bridge
Posted November 26, 2006, by Cajundweeb (cajundweeb [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge was a replacement for a steel deck plate drawbridge which crossed at the exact same spot for many years prior to the current span.