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Woodland Bridge (Old)

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Honeymoon Bayou Bridge

Belle Chasse LA

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in June 2013

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BH Photo #289746

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Description 

This bridge was originally built in 1955 to provide a crossing for Woodland Highway, which was severed by a newly dug branch of the Intracoastal Waterway (also known as the Algiers Canal or Algiers Cutoff Canal) through the Algiers Lower Coast. It was officially part of Louisiana Highway 407. In the late 1960s, General De Gaulle Drive was extended from Holiday Drive to Woodland Drive to tie-in with the bridge. Portions of the approach roads on either side of the old bridge survive, including half of the original Y-junction at LA 406.

Facts 

Overview
Lost vertical lift bridge over Intracoastal Waterway (Algiers Canal) on LA 407
Location
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, and Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1955, replaced by a fixed high span in 1985
Design
Warren through truss vertical lift
Also called
Algiers Lower Coast Bridge
Intracoastal Waterway Bridge
Algiers Cutoff Canal Bridge
Intracoastal Canal Bridge
Honeymoon Bayou Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.90509, -89.98605   (decimal degrees)
29°54'18" N, 89°59'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/211663/3312017 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 62106 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 28, 2017: Updated by Roger Collins: Added names, changed year built, added description.
  • August 9, 2014: New photo from Luke
  • August 7, 2014: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • July 30, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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