Rating:
4 votes

Sunshine Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Ben Tate in February 2012

BH Photo #225909

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over the Mississippi River on LA 70
Location
St. James Parish, Louisiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1963, opened October 12, 1964. The bridge was a toll bridge until 1979 but tolls were reinstated in 1989 before being removed for good in 1999 when the bridge's debt was paid.
Design
Cantilever through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 824.9 ft.
Total length: 9,099.7 ft. (1.7 mi.)
Deck width: 63.3 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.6 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.09833, -90.91167   (decimal degrees)
30°05'54" N, 90°54'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/701238/3331521 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Donaldsonville
Inventory number
BH 19108 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 36.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
16,900

Update Log 

  • August 1, 2013: New photos from M. D. Caillet
  • June 16, 2013: New photos from M. D. Caillet
  • February 24, 2012: New photos from Ben Tate
  • April 19, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth

Sources 

Comments 

Sunshine Bridge
Posted February 25, 2012, by Tom Hoffman

Neat four tower cantaliever truss in the middle of the flats.