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Horseshoe Canal Bridge

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South Approach

Photo taken by David Backlin in March 2011

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BH Photo #196154

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Overview
Slab bridge over Horseshoe Canal on Lee St (Business US 167 / old US 71)
Location
Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1958
Design
Slab
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 20.0 ft.
Total length: 120.1 ft.
Deck width: 44.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.27327, -92.44536   (decimal degrees)
31°16'24" N, 92°26'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/552798/3460020 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Alexandria
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
25,900
Inventory number
BH 48504 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2018)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 64.9 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • March 26, 2011: Added by David Backlin

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Comments 

Horseshoe Canal Bridge
Posted March 30, 2011, by Cliff Darby (clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I guess when you cross it on a regular basis (and its not a truss) one doesn't think of the history :)

Horseshoe Canal Bridge
Posted March 26, 2011, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Meets the 50 year guideline that I typically go by.....and the railing does indeed add significantly to it.

While it may never win any awards in my book..... I would say it does belong here.

Horseshoe Canal Bridge
Posted March 26, 2011, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

1958 is probably "borderline", but you don't see many with the steel fence-type sides anymore.

Horseshoe Canal Bridge
Posted March 26, 2011, by Cliff Darby (clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Ehh... I drive over this bridge every day that ends in Y, and I wouldn't consider it historic. The bridge/tunnel under the railroad on Fulton/Overton street, maybe.