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Luling Bridge

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Overview
Cable-stayed bridge over the Mississippi River on I-310 west of New Orleans, near Luling
Location
St. Charles Parish, Louisiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1983 at a cost of $135 million
Builders
- Franklin & Leinhardt of New York, New York (Designers)
- Williams Brothers Construction Co. Inc. of Houston, Texas (Construction)
Design
Cable-stayed
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 1,234.6 ft.
Total length: 2,744.4 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Deck width: 76.4 ft.
Also called
Hale Boggs Memorial Bridge (official name)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.94276, -90.37334   (decimal degrees)
29°56'34" N, 90°22'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/753525/3315344 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 19106 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/2013)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 70.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
44,600

Update Log 

  • October 5, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • November 4, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • May 30, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added builder & designer
  • May 30, 2013: New photos from M. D. Caillet
  • February 24, 2012: New photos from Ben Tate
  • May 1, 2006: Posted additional photo from Desmond Cook

Sources 

  • Wikipedia
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Luke
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Luling Bridge
Posted May 30, 2013, by jayhawk

Sounds like a design issue leading to corrosion in the cables - here are some technical presentations

http://www.ltrc.lsu.edu/ltc_13/pdf/presentations/S58_Stay%20...

http://www.morail.org/csb/documents/19-StructuralEvaluationo...

And here's a news article stating that the replacement was finished in November 2012:

http://www.nola.com/traffic/index.ssf/2012/11/hale_boggs_bri...

Luling Bridge
Posted May 30, 2013, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Thirty years old and the superstructure is already "serious"? I haven't seen anything about the problem this one is having. Anyone know what's going wrong?

Luling Bridge
Posted January 21, 2009, by john (jjv1969 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

any idea what Id have to set the old treadmill at to mimic the incline of this baby in preparation for the race? or... can you tell me how many feet the incline is (in car) and how high does it incline? thanks, john

Luling Bridge design
Posted July 30, 2008, by Cartrecia Chi DiMaggio (chidimaggio [at] cox [dot] net)

The design company of the Luling Bridge was never mentioned.

Franklin Leinhardt, a Bridge and Road Design Engineering firm based in New York City, designed and engineered the Luling bridge along with partner Majesk Master.

The bridge was conceptualized by a Ukrainian American named Myrin Lepkaluk the owner of Franklin Leinhardt. Although, Myrin's original design was altered by Louisiana Department of Highways in Baton Rouge,it still remains one of the most beautiful bridges in the world.

Locals think it was designed by an Asian company.

I did Engineering Public Relations for Franklin Leinhardt while living in New York City in the 90's.

Every beautiful design warrants mention of its creator.

Thanks,

Cartrecia DiMaggio

Tulane Engineering Grad and Global PR Consultant

Luling Bridge
Posted May 3, 2008, by M

I live near this bridge, and to get to Destrehan from Luling you must go over this bridge, and vice versa coming from Destrehan to Luling. I travel on this bridge at least once a week, and its a very big piece of history.

1st Picture taken: 03/18/07 Going towards Destrehan

2nd Picture taken: 03/04/07 East Bank Bridge Park [Destrehan] view

3rd Picture taken: 03/04/07 East Bank Bridge Park [Destrehan] view

4th Picture taken: 03/04/07 East Bank Bridge Park [Destrehan] view