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Bayou Boeuf Bridge


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Timber stringer bridge over Bayou Boeuf on Canal St
Lecompte, Rapides Parish, Louisiana
Open to traffic
Built circa 1940
Timber stringer
Length of largest span: 15.1 ft.
Total length: 119.1 ft.
Deck width: 19.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.08600, -92.40266   (decimal degrees)
31°05'10" N, 92°24'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/556974/3439285 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 1988)
Inventory number
BH 79541 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 34.8 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • November 27, 2017: Updated by David Backlin: Revised build date
  • November 26, 2017: New Street View added by David Backlin



Bayou Boeuf Bridge
Posted November 29, 2017, by Cliff Darby (clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Roger that, David. I ride by this bridge somewhat frequently on my motorcycle, but I always pay more attention to the old railroad trestle right up the bayou ;) Wish I had pictures of it!

Bayou Boeuf Bridge
Posted November 27, 2017, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

I wondered, but could find no info

Bayou Boeuf Bridge
Posted November 27, 2017, by Cliff Darby (clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I think the build date for this bridge is inaccurate, based on the design of the bridge, and the traffic estimate coming from before the "build date" of 1991. A bridge appears at this location on the 1949 topographical map, so I would assume this bridge is at least that old.