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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 

Street Views 

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 1928
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
Watson-Williams Bridge
Pontchartrain Bridge
Five Mile Bridge
U.S. 11 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
Inventory number
BH 19088 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/2016)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 9.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
6,800

Update Log 

  • 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 

  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • Luke
  • Jared Mixson
  • Douglas Butler
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • John Christeson - john_christeson [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

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

It was built in '28, not '38.