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Ruth Bridge

Photos 

View, Looking West, Showing Bracing

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #219378

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost swing bridge over Bayou Teche on LA 351
Location
St. Martin Parish, Louisiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1932; replaced 1993
Design
Steel I-beam swing span
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 105.0 ft.
Total length: 246.1 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Also called
Bayou Teche Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.23706, -91.87776   (decimal degrees)
30°14'13" N, 91°52'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/607982/3345586 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Broussard
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
2,900
Inventory number
BH 49996 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 62 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 24, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • November 2, 2011: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • HAER LA-8 - Bayou Teche Bridge, Spanning Bayou Teche, Ruth, St. Martin Parish, LA
  • Douglas Butler