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Ouachita River LA 2 Bridge

Photo 

Oauchita River bridge

Removed

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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BH Photo #291061

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Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Swing through truss bridge over Ouachita River on LA 2 in Sterlington
Location
Sterlington, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, and Union Parish, Louisiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1931
Design
Swing
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 319.8 ft.
Total length: 924.6 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.69667, -92.08667   (decimal degrees)
32°41'48" N, 92°05'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/585612/3618028 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sterlington
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
6,300
Inventory number
BH 19091 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2010)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 12, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • June 13, 2010: Updated by Cliff Darby: Refined design
  • March 22, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added Street View. Bridge is now doomed.

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Comments 

Ouachita River LA 2 Bridge
Posted January 23, 2012, by Randy Roberson (buick8 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Bridge is now gone. It was so narrow I hit mirrors with another pickup once when driving to work. It was built during the administration of Gov. Huey P. Long.

Ouachita River LA 2 Bridge
Posted July 31, 2009, by Craig Lott (clott [at] ouachita911 [dot] org)

This bridge is now closed and scheduled for demolition.