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Almonaster Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in May 2011

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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
Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Bridge
Almonaster Avenue 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 

  • 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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