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Bayou Boeuf Bridge

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Overview
Timber stringer bridge over Bayou Boeuf on Canal St
Location
Lecompte, Rapides Parish, Louisiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built circa 1940
Design
Timber stringer
Dimensions
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:
Lecompte
Average daily traffic (as of 1988)
40
Inventory number
BH 79541 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2015)
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: 34.5 (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

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Comments 

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.