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St. Claude Avenue Bridge

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St Claude Avenue Bridge

Steel Bascule Bridge over the Industrial Harbor Navigation Canal

Photo taken by Bob Morgan in January 2010

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Overview
Bascule through truss bridge over the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (Industrial Canal) on St. Claude Avenue (LA Hwy 46)
Location
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1919 by the Bethlehem Steel Bridge Corporation as a combination rail/highway bridge; later converted to an all highway bridge
Builder
- Bethlehem Steel Co. of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Design
Strauss trunnion bascule bridge
Dimensions
Span length: 137.1 ft.
Total length: 137.1 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.96385, -90.02753   (decimal degrees)
29°57'50" N, 90°01'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/786856/3318498 (zone/easting/northing)
Elevation
17 ft. above sea level
USGS topographic map
New Orleans East
Inventory number
BH 43883 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2011)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 61.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
25,200

Update Log 

  • January 23, 2013: New photos from Anthony DelRosario
  • April 8, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • February 20, 2010: Updated by Bob Morgan: adjusted map location
  • January 12, 2010: Added by Bob Morgan

Sources 

  • Bob Morgan - morgans212 [at] nc [dot] rr [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler

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St. Claude Avenue Bridge
Posted July 27, 2013, by Douglas Butler (drawbridges [at] lycos [dot] com)

St Claude Avenue Strauss bascule bridge drawingin operation.

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