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Bayou Courtableau Bridge

Photo 

Port Barre bridge

swing machinery pier removed

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in November 2014

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BH Photo #310469

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Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge with removable span over Bayou Courtableau on LA 103 in Porte Barne
Location
Port Barre, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1937
Design
Steel stringer with one removable span
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 44.9 ft.
Total length: 271.0 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.55889, -91.95540   (decimal degrees)
30°33'32" N, 91°57'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/600182/3381181 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Port Barre
Inventory number
BH 54056 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 60.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
6,500

Update Log 

  • April 9, 2017: New Street View added by David Backlin
  • October 21, 2012: Added by Jared Mixson

Sources 

  • Jared Mixson
  • Douglas Butler
  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net

Comments 

Bayou Courtableau Bridge
Posted April 10, 2017, by Anonymous

Moveable up; removable down. Or vice-versa.

Bayou Courtableau Bridge
Posted April 10, 2017, by Cliff Darby (clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

How is one span "removable"? Curious how this works.