CSX - Rigolets Pass Bridge
The bridge was constructed to replace an older structure built in 1902 that was repeatedly damaged by hurricane activity. According to a 1925 news article, the new bridge rests on 10 cylindrical hollow cement piers; contains 8 fixed spans (each 33' long) and 1 swing span (414' long, pivoting on a solid cement pier); railroad track is 19' above water level. Approaches were a mixture of trestle work and track laid atop clay fill. The structure was built at a cost of approximately $2.5 million. It was designed to withstand 140 mph winds and last for at least 30 years.
- Through truss bridge over Rigolets Pass on CSX Railroad
- New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, and St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana
- Open to traffic
- Opened June 10, 1925
- - American Bridge Co. of New York
- Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co. of Leavenworth, Kansas
- - CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Louisville & Nashville Railroad (L&N; LN)
- Swing polygonal Warren through truss
Total length: 4,555.0 ft. (0.9 mi.)
- Also called
- L&N - Rigolets Pass Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +30.15528, -89.63083 (decimal degrees)
30°09'19" N, 89°37'51" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/246613/3338915 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 53560 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- April 28, 2017: Updated by Roger Collins: Added details.
- April 11, 2017: New Street View added by Cliff Darby
- November 21, 2012: New photo from Jared Mixson
- September 17, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Railroad", "CSX Railroad", "Louisville & Nashville Railroad"
- September 17, 2012: Updated by Jared Mixson: Added category "Swing"
- Jared Mixson
- Douglas Butler
- Cliff Darby - clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com