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Bayou Des Allemands Bridge (Old)

Photos 

Louisiana Highway Commission

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BH Photo #388536

Map 

Description 

Built in 1917 by Blodgett Construction Co. of Shreveport, LA at a cost of approximately $25,000. Carried the Old Spanish Trail beginning in 1918 once the road was extended to Raceland. Also served as part of US 90 from 1926 until being replaced by what is now the LA 631 bridge in 1936.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Bayou Des Allemands on US 90/LA 2
Location
St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, and Lafourche Parish, Louisiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1917; replaced 1936
Builder
- Blodgett Construction Co. of Kansas City, Missouri
Design
Steel swing span
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.82464, -90.47635   (decimal degrees)
29°49'29" N, 90°28'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/743866/3302026 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Des Allemands
Inventory number
BH 76826 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 2, 2017: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • April 30, 2017: New photo from James Rhed
  • April 28, 2017: Added by Roger Collins

Sources 

  • James Rhed
  • Douglas Butler