Eastbound approach view with levee facing south
Photo taken by John T. Dauzat
BH Photo #191066
Longest Cable-Stayed Bridge in Western Hemisphere
John James Audubon Bridge in Louisiana is the Longest Cable-Stayed Bridge in Western Hemisphere, will link Pointe Coupee and West Feliciana Parishes. Construction crews have now connected both sides and bridge is expected to open in late summer 2011
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The bridge was built to replace a ferry. It's modern, but at least we can take comfort in knowing that no historic bridges were harmed in the making of this one.
At 12,883 feet in length, this bridge is the longest cable-stayed bridge in the Western Hemisphere, but it's 1,583ft main span is only the second longest in the western hemisphere.
Overview Cable-stayed bridge over Mississippi River on LA 10
Location New Roads, Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, and West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Status Open to all traffic
History Built 2011
Length of largest span: 1,583.0 ft.
Total length: 12,883.0 ft. (2.4 mi.)
Deck width: 76.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.72017, -91.35187 (decimal degrees) 30°43'13" N, 91°21'07" W (degrees°minutes'seconds") Approximate UTM coordinates 15/657808/3399749 (zone/easting/northing) Quadrangle map:
Port Hudson Inventory number BH 45561
(Bridgehunter.com ID) Update Log
January 10, 2017: New photo from Royce and Bobette Haley
July 10, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
May 30, 2013: New photo from M. D. Caillet
September 23, 2012: New Street View added by Jared Mixson
March 5, 2012: New photos from Ben Tate
May 6, 2011: Updated by Cliff Darby: Forced open due to flooding of the Mississippi
June 30, 2010: Added by John T. Dauzat
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Wikipedia - John James Audubon Bridge (Mississippi River) Jared
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