Rating:
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Veterans Memorial Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Ben Tate in February 2012

BH Photo #225919

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Mississippi River on LA 3213 at Gramercy
Location
St. James Parish, Louisiana, and St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1995
Design
Warren through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 3,009.0 ft. (0.6 mi.)
Deck width: 71.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 28.0 ft.
Also called
Gramercy Bridge
Saints Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.04569, -90.67260   (decimal degrees)
30°02'44" N, 90°40'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/724400/3326131 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lutcher
Inventory number
BH 19107 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 63.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
12,100

Update Log 

  • January 4, 2016: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Alternate name
  • October 5, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • August 1, 2013: New photos from M. D. Caillet
  • May 30, 2013: New photo from M. D. Caillet
  • February 24, 2012: New photos from Ben Tate
  • April 5, 2010: Updated by Cliff Darby: Added Street View

Sources 

  • Cliff Darby - clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Wikipedia
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Erik Hoffman - edh4801 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Gramercy Bridge
Posted February 25, 2012, by Tom Hoffman (tehoffm [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge shows that in the mid 1990s cantalievered bridges were still being built, such as this one and two in West Virgina. Even though this design is more expensive and cannot be widened, it is extremely monumental. Although there is one being constructed between Indiana and Kentucky, I don't much approve of it replacing an unusual type of bridge and wish the situation was handled differently. A cantalievered through truss can still be built even in this day.

Gramercy Bridge
Posted August 22, 2008, by Gui (aimiaiguy [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The bridge was built in 1995, and untill further notice, it has only one exit on the south side of the river.