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Butte Larose Pontoon Bridge

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Crocodile Bayou Pontoon Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in April 2011

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BH Photo #197374

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Facts 

Overview
Pontoon lift bridge over Crocodile Bayou on Herman Dupuis Rd
Location
St. Martin Parish, Louisiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1960
Design
Pontoon
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 51.8 ft.
Total length: 242.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.7 ft.
Also called
Crocodile Bayou Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.28167, -91.73333   (decimal degrees)
30°16'54" N, 91°43'60" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/621825/3350676 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Butte La Rose
Average daily traffic (as of 1971)
360
Inventory number
BH 19113 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2001)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 477 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • November 4, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.

Sources 

  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Butte Larose Pontoon Bridge
Posted July 2, 2016, by Helen Boudreaux (helenboudreaux [at] juno [dot] com)

1) Are there any pictures from the time when the pontoon bridge was built and first put into service?

2) What was being used for the locals to cross the canal prior to the pontoon bridge being built?

3) Were there any dwellings close by the bridge? Did people live close by?

3) I have heard say that traffic would cross on a barge.

I can see the bridge from my porch and am very interested in its history and the area prior my living here. I have lived here since 1976. Thank you. Helen Boudreaux

337-280-1988

Butte Larose Pontoon Bridge
Posted July 2, 2016, by Helen Boudreaux (helenboudreaux [at] juno [dot] com)

1) Are there any pictures from the time when the pontoon bridge was built and first put into service?

2) What was being used for the locals to cross the canal prior to the pontoon bridge being built?

3) Were there any dwellings close by the bridge? Did people live close by?

3) I have heard say that traffic would cross on a barge.

I can see the bridge from my porch and am very interested in its history and the area prior my living here. I have lived here since 1976. Thank you. Helen Boudreaux

337-280-1988