Sounds like a design issue leading to corrosion in the cables - here are some technical presentations
And here's a news article stating that the replacement was finished in November 2012:
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?
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
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.
Tulane Engineering Grad and Global PR Consultant
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