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Old River Canal LA 15 Bridge

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Old River Canal LA 15 Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in April 2011

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BH Photo #197049

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Overview
Vertical lift bridge over Old River Nav. Canal on LA 15
Location
Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1965
Design
Vertical lift
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 102.0 ft.
Total length: 881.6 ft.
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.00389, -91.67308   (decimal degrees)
31°00'14" N, 91°40'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/626675/3430788 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Turnbull Island
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
540
Inventory number
BH 19098 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2015)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 75.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 26, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • April 10, 2011: New Street View added by Cliff Darby
  • April 10, 2011: New photos from C Hanchey

Sources 

  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Cliff Darby - clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

Old River Canal LA 15 Bridge
Posted March 7, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thanks Luke for the information.Settles that question.

Old River Canal LA 15 Bridge
Posted March 6, 2017, by Luke

Based on further research, there was a railroad swing bridge here belonging to the Texas & Pacific.

What threw me off is the use of multiple circular piers. Normally, only one is used on the swing span.

Sadly, the blogspot page this images comes from/the ones that show any info are invite-only.

Old River Canal LA 15 Bridge
Posted March 6, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Cliff,i think you are right.Just looked and saw 3 circular piers and 1 square pier in the Sugar Mill Chute.Good eye.Not dolphins that's for sure

Old River Canal LA 15 Bridge
Posted March 4, 2017, by Luke

I think those may be dolphins https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolphin_(structure), not piers.

Old River Canal LA 15 Bridge
Posted March 4, 2017, by Cliff Darby (clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Sorry for no more pictures. Got caught by rain. Apparently an older bridge crossed here once upon a time. Check out the old piers.