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Krotz Springs Pipeline Bridge

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Overview
Wire suspension bridge over Atchafalaya River on Pipeline
Location
Krotz Springs, Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, and St. Landry Parish, Louisiana
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
Design
Wire/cable suspension
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.55440, -91.75345   (decimal degrees)
30°33'16" N, 91°45'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/619557/3380881 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Krotz Springs
Inventory number
BH 53601 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 17, 2017: New photo from Jeff Dubea
  • September 23, 2012: Added by Jared Mixson

Sources 

  • Jared Mixson
  • Jeff Dubea

Comments 

Krotz Springs Pipeline Bridge
Posted October 17, 2017, by Jeff Dubea (jeffdubea [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Being from Louisiana, and spending much time on the waterways, I have seen these pipeline crossings many times. I always wondered if it was oil or natural gas that goes through these suspended pipelines. Also, why not bury them like many others? Scouring problems? It seems more expensive this way.

Krotz Springs Pipeline Bridge
Posted August 15, 2016, by Vince Punaro (punarov [at] aol [dot] com)

possibly this bridge was designed by Ben L. Goepfert, P.E. for Shell Oil Company, based on information provided by another Shell engineer. Mr. Goepfert, my father-in-law, enjoyed a lengthy career with Shell, from the early 1950's to 1980's.

thanks for the posting and any additional information.

V. Punaro