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CSX - Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Bridge

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Almonaster Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in May 2011

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Description 

The vehicular portion of this bridge originally connected the two ends of Old Gentilly Road and served as part of the Old Spanish Trail, which became US 90 in 1926. US 90 was re-routed onto the new Chef Menteur Highway and the first Danziger Bridge in 1932.

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Overview
Bascule bridge over the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (Industrial Canal) on former Almonaster Ave. in New Orleans
Location
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Status
Open to rail traffic; closed to vehicular traffic
History
Built 1919 by the Bethlehem Steel Co.
Builders
- Bethlehem Steel Co. of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Louisville & Nashville Railroad (L&N; LN)
Design
Strauss trunnion bascule bridge
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 146.9 ft.
Total length: 282.0 ft.
Deck width: 23.2 ft.
Also called
Almonaster Avenue Bridge
Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Bridge
L&N - Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Bridge
Industrial Canal Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.00454, -90.02588   (decimal degrees)
30°00'16" N, 90°01'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/786898/3323014 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Spanish Fort
Inventory number
BH 19085 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2007)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 66.0 (out of 100)

Update Log 

  • April 28, 2017: Updated by Roger Collins: Added info about US 90 routing
  • January 16, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • November 30, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • September 24, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 29, 2013: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • July 17, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Railroad", "Louisville & Nashville Railroad", "CSX Railroad"

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