Rating:
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US 80 Ouachita River Bridge

Photos 

West Approach

Photo taken by David Backlin in April 2011

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BH Photo #196737

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Bascule bridge over Ouachita River on US 80/LA 15 in Monroe
Location
Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Opened to traffic on May 1, 1936
Builder
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Bascule
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 160.0 ft.
Total length: 1,169.6 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Also called
Lea Joyner Bridge (current official name)
P. M. Atkins Bridge (original official name)
Louisville Avenue Bridge (informal name)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.50500, -92.12667   (decimal degrees)
32°30'18" N, 92°07'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/582036/3596749 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
West Monroe North
Inventory number
BH 19093 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2015)
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: 46.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
29,300

Update Log 

  • April 27, 2017: Updated by Roger Collins: Added opening date, alternate names.
  • May 6, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 28, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 16, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • July 18, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 6, 2013: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Fence guardrail"
  • July 28, 2013: New photos from M. D. Caillet
  • June 10, 2013: New photo from Jared Mixson
  • April 3, 2011: New photos from David Backlin
  • April 19, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth

Sources 

Comments 

Ouachita River US 80 Bridge
Posted June 2, 2013, by Patrick Miller (pmillerpi [at] gmail [dot] com)

The bridge is closed to all traffic for 8 weeks beginning June 1 2013.

Ouachita River US 80 Bridge
Posted August 24, 2011, by West Monroe, LA (Agoodrich9 [at] aol [dot] com)

Just wanted to make sure you knew this bridge was under construction when you actually took the pictures and that you should re-inspect the bridge March of 2013 when the project is due to be complete.

Ouachita River US 80 Bridge
Posted August 31, 2009, by Anonymous

Here is a photo of the US 80 bridge (Also known as "The Louisville Bridge" as Louisville Ave runs from it on the Monroe side. I took this in 2002.