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CSX - Rigolets Pass Bridge

Photos 

James Bates

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BH Photo #243413

Map 

Street View 

Video 

Fishing by the CSX (formerly L&N) bridge

Video posted by Jared Mixson

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Description 

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.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Rigolets Pass on CSX Railroad
Location
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, and St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Opened June 10, 1925
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co. of Leavenworth, Kansas
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Louisville & Nashville Railroad (L&N; LN)
Design
Swing polygonal Warren through truss
Dimensions
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:
Rigolets
Inventory number
BH 53560 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • 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"

Sources 

  • Jared Mixson
  • Douglas Butler
  • Cliff Darby - clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

CSX - Rigolets Pass Bridge
Posted April 17, 2017, by Jared M.

It's VHF channel 13

CSX - Rigolets Pass Bridge
Posted December 31, 2016, by stewart hawley (sdhawley1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

What VHF channel or phone # do you use to open the bridge