Top Ranked Louisiana Bridges

Rigolets Bridge (Orleans Parish, Louisiana)
Rated 99% with 2 votes
Lost through truss swing bridge over Rigolets Pass on US 90 in New Orleans
Replaced by new bridge
Opened to traffic June 9, 1930; replaced 2009
Sarto Bridge (Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana)
Rated 98% with 2 votes
Through truss bridge over Bayou des Glaises
Closed to all traffic
Built 1916
Leeville Bridge (Lafourche Parish, Louisiana)
Rated 98% with 3 votes
Lost vertical lift bridge over Bayou Lafourche on LA 1 at Leeville
Replaced by new bridge
Built 1970; Replaced by new bridge in 2010
US 90 Wooden Bridge (Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana)
Rated 97% with 3 votes
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Swamp on US 90
Destroyed by fire
Opened to traffic in November 1927; destroyed by fire in 1973.
Golden Meadow Lift Bridge (Lafourche Parish, Louisiana)
Rated 97% with 2 votes
Vertical lift bridge over Bayou Lafourche on LA 308 in Golden Meadow
Open to traffic
Built ca. 1970
City Park Lagoon Bridge No. 2 (Orleans Parish, Louisiana)
Rated 96% with 2 votes
Concrete arch bridge over City Park Lagoon on Anseman Avenue in New Orleans
Open to traffic
Built 1938
Magnolia Garden Bridge (Orleans Parish, Louisiana)
Rated 95% with 3 votes
Pratt through truss bridge over Bayou St. John at Harding Drive
Open to pedestrians
Built in 1800s; moved to present location in 1909; restored for pedestrian use in 1989
Butte Larose Pontoon Bridge (St. Martin Parish, Louisiana)
Rated 93% with 2 votes
Pontoon lift bridge over Crocodile Bayou on Herman Dupuis Rd
Open to traffic
Built 1960
Huey P. Long Bridge (Baton Rouge) (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana)
Rated 92% with 4 votes
Cantilevered through truss bridge over the Mississippi River on US 190 and RR in Baton Rouge
Open to traffic
Opened August 10, 1940 to serve US 190 and Kansas City Southern Railroad. Rehabilitated in 1989 to add four feet of road for auto traffic.
KCS - Cross Bayou "A" Bridge (Caddo Parish, Louisiana)
Rated 91% with 7 votes
Waddell "A" truss bridge over Cross Bayou on the Kansas City Southern Railroad in Shreveport, near Spring Street. One of only 2 surviving Waddell "A" truss bridges in the US, the Linn Creek Bridge in Missouri being the other.
Abandoned
Originally built in 1890 over the Arkansas River in Oklahoma. Re-erected over Cross Bayou adjacent to downtown Shreveport in 1926. Used by KCS into the 1980's.
St. Claude Avenue Bridge (Orleans Parish, Louisiana)
Rated 91% with 2 votes
Bascule through truss bridge over the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (Industrial Canal) on St. Claude Avenue (LA Hwy 46)
Open to traffic
Built 1919 by the Bethlehem Steel Bridge Corporation as a combination rail/highway bridge; later converted to an all highway bridge
Huey P. Long Bridge (Jefferson Parish) (Jefferson Parish, Louisiana)
Rated 89% with 6 votes
Cantilevered through truss bridge over the Mississippi River on US 90 in Jefferson
Open to traffic
Opened to traffic December 16, 1935; widening completed June 16, 2013
I10 Calcasieu River Bridge (Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana)
Rated 88% with 3 votes
Through truss bridge over Calcasieu River on I-10 in Lake Charles
Open to traffic
Built 1952
BNSF - Mermentau River Drawbridge (Acadia Parish, Louisiana)
Rated 87% with 2 votes
Pony through plate girder swing bridge over Mermentau River on BNSF Railway
Open to traffic
Chef Menteur Pass Bridge (Orleans Parish, Louisiana)
Rated 86% with 2 votes
Through truss swing bridge over Chef Menteur Pass on US 90 in New Orleans
Open to traffic
Built 1929
I-10 Pontchartrain Bridge (Orleans Parish, Louisiana)
Rated 86% with 4 votes
Steel stringer bridge over Lake Pontchartrain on Interstate 10

Built 1963. Heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Repaired 2006 with Bailey Pony Truss sections added to westbound span. Traffic routed to new span in 2010.
Galliano Pontoon Bridge (Lafourche Parish, Louisiana)
Rated 85% with 2 votes
Pontoon bridge over Bayou Lafourche at Galliano
Open to traffic
Built 1956; rehabilitated 2009
E.J. Lionel Grizzaffi Bridge (St. Mary Parish, Louisiana)
Rated 85% with 6 votes
Through truss bridge over Atchafalaya River on US 90 between Berwick and Morgan City
Open to traffic
Built 1975
Texas Street Bridge (Bossier Parish, Louisiana)
Rated 84% with 2 votes
Cantilevered through truss bridge over Red River on US 79/US 80 in Shreveport
Open to four-lane traffic
Opened to traffic on October 22, 1933; rehabilitated 1984
Aloha Bridge (Grant Parish, Louisiana)
Rated 84% with 4 votes
Abandoned concrete bridge over Bayou Grappe on Old US 71 south of Aloha
Abandoned, but intact
Built circa 1920
Old Cane River Lake Bridge (Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana)
Rated 84% with 4 votes
Pratt through truss bridge over Cane River Lake, perhaps formerly carried LA 119
Intact but closed to all traffic
Built 1912
O.K. Allen Bridge (Rapides Parish, Louisiana)
Rated 84% with 10 votes
K-Parker through truss bridge over Red River on US 71
Replaced by new bridge; destroyed September 2015
Built 1936; Lost 2015
Natalbany River Bridge (Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana)
Rated 84% with 3 votes
Through truss bridge over Natalbany River on La Rock Road
Open to traffic
Built ca. 1950
DSRR - Ouachita River Bridge (Union Parish, Louisiana)
Rated 84% with 5 votes
Abandoned through truss bridge over Ouachita River on Railroad
Derelict/abandoned
Belle Terre Blvd. Bridge (St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana)
Rated 82% with 2 votes
Stone culvert bridge over a tributary of Ponchitolawa Creek on Belle Terre Blvd.
Open to traffic
Built 1936
UP - Krotz Springs Bridge (Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana)
Rated 81% with 2 votes
Through truss swing bridge over Atchafalaya River on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic
Old Highway 1 Bridge (Rapides Parish, Louisiana)
Rated 81% with 2 votes
Abandoned concrete deck girder bridge over Bayou Jean de Jean on former LA 1
Abandoned
Luling Bridge (St. Charles Parish, Louisiana)
Rated 80% with 3 votes
Cable-stayed bridge over the Mississippi River on I-310 west of New Orleans, near Luling
Open to traffic
Built 1983 at a cost of $135 million
Melville Ferry (St. Landry Parish, Louisiana)
Rated 80% with 4 votes
Ferry across Atchafalaya River on LA 10 (formerly US 71)
Closed
Closed 2010
Bayou Manchac LA 73 Bridge (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana)
Rated 79% with 2 votes
Pony truss bridge over Bayou Manchac on LA 73
Open to traffic
Built 1931
Y&VM - Tangipahoa River Bridge (Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana)
Rated 78% with 2 votes
Truss bridge over Tangipahoa River on Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad (Y&VM)
Collapsed in 2015, Removed in Aug 2016
Long-Allen Bridge (St. Mary Parish, Louisiana)
Rated 77% with 4 votes
Through truss bridge over Atchafalaya River on LA 182 (old US 90) between Berwick and Morgan City
Open to traffic
Built 1933 by the Mt. Vernon Bridge Co.
Bayou Vidal Bridge (Madison Parish, Louisiana)
Rated 76% with 3 votes
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Bayou Vidal on Abandoned Railroad
Derelict/abandoned
Atchafalaya River LA 1 Bridge (Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana)
Rated 75% with 2 votes
Cantilevered Warren through truss bridge over Atchafalaya River on LA 1 at Simmesport in Simmesport
Open to traffic
Built 1971
Horace Wilkinson Bridge (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana)
Rated 72% with 9 votes
Cantilevered polygonal Warren through truss bridge over Mississippi River on I-10 in Baton Rouge
Open to traffic
Built 1968
UP - Wax Lake Outlet Bridge (St. Mary Parish, Louisiana)
Rated 71% with 2 votes
Through truss bridge over Wax Lake Outlet on Union Pacific Railroad
Open to traffic
Built 1941 by the Bethlehem Steel Co. for the Southern Pacific Railway