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Maestri Bridge

Photos 

North Approach

Photo taken by David Backlin in March 2010

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BH Photo #159042

Map 

Description 

There are two bascule spans located on bridge. First near the southern end. Second near the northern end.

Facts 

Overview
Bascule bridge over Lake Pontchartrain on US 11 in New Orleans
Location
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, and St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1938
Builders
- Ford, Bacon and Davis
- Modjeski & Masters of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Design
Bascule
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 149.9 ft.
Total length: 24,915.5 ft. (4.7 mi.)
Deck width: 29.8 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
U.S. 11 Bridge
Pontchartrain Bridge
Five Mile Bridge
Watson-Williams Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.15528, -89.85611   (decimal degrees)
30°09'19" N, 89°51'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/224907/3339437 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
North Shore
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
5,300
Inventory number
BH 19088 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of 2011)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 90 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • June 12, 2019: Updated by Clark Vance: Restored completion date to 1938 per LA Statewide Historic Bridge Inventory 2013
  • June 14, 2017: New photo from John Christeson
  • August 8, 2015: New photo from Jared Mixson
  • October 5, 2014: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: added second bascule span on bridge to the description with S view and pics
  • June 12, 2011: Updated by Luke Harden: changes build date
  • March 25, 2010: New photos from David Backlin

Sources 

Comments 

Maestri Bridge Age Correction
Posted June 12, 2011, by Jared (albermarle52 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

It was built in '28, not '38.