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Krotz Springs Bridge

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Description 

This bridge is a K-truss bridge and is one of six bridges of this truss type in Louisiana. The K-truss type is virtually non-existent outside of Louisiana.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Lost K-Parker through truss bridge over Atchafalaya River on US-190
Location
Krotz Springs, Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, and St. Landry Parish, Louisiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1934
Design
K-Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 500.5 ft.
Total length: 2,784.0 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.54595, -91.74922   (decimal degrees)
30°32'45" N, 91°44'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/619973/3379948 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lottie
Inventory number
BH 53620 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 24, 2012: HAER photos posted by Luke Harden
  • September 24, 2012: Added by Jared Mixson

Sources 

  • Jared Mixson
  • HAER LA-7 - Krotz Springs Bridge, Spanning Atchafalaya River, Krotz Springs, St. Landry Parish, LA