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E.J. Lionel Grizzaffi Bridge


Atchafalaya River US 90 Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in August 2009


BH Photo #144399


Street View 


Through truss bridge over Atchafalaya River on US 90 between Berwick and Morgan City
Berwick, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana
Open to traffic
Built 1975
Cantilevered Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 617.0 ft.
Total length: 1,838.4 ft.
Deck width: 67.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 30.0 ft.
Also called
US90 Atchafalaya River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.69542, -91.21389   (decimal degrees)
29°41'44" N, 91°12'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/672804/3286370 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Morgan City
Inventory number
BH 19119 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2016)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 49.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)

Update Log 

  • December 31, 2014: New photos from M. D. Caillet
  • November 4, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • March 26, 2010: New photo from David Backlin
  • March 25, 2010: Updated by David Backlin: Added Alternate Name
  • August 6, 2009: New photos from C Hanchey

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E.J. Lionel Grizzaffi Bridge
Posted June 25, 2016, by Gary Campos (gary [dot] campos [at] verizon [dot] net)

The bridge opened on April 12, 1977.

Atchafalaya River US 90 Bridge
Posted December 22, 2014, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Now THAT is a great bridge photo!

Atchafalaya River US 90 Bridge
Posted December 22, 2014, by Kristen Hanson (kriseh86 [at] gmail [dot] com)

December 21, 2014 Sunset between.

Atchafalaya River US 90 Bridge
Posted October 20, 2009, by C Hanchey

The old bridge (the "K" truss) is still open to traffic. This 1933 bridge is the old US Hwy 90 bridge and is open to local traffic and is now designated as LA Hwy 182. The newer adjacent bridge now carries US Hwy 90 traffic. As far as I know, there are no plans to remove the old bridge.

Atchafalaya River US 90 Bridge
Posted October 13, 2009, by Todd aka "bridgebuilder" (mrwalk08 [at] aol [dot] com)

Is the old bridge next to it open to traffic? Is it in danger of removal? Would like more information and pics posted. I like the classic "K" truss design of it.

Atchafalaya River US 90 Bridge
Posted October 13, 2009, by Chris (Crocfan20 [at] Yahoo [dot] com)

Took these photos about a month ago during a family trip to Morgan City.The old Atchafalaya Bridge can be seen on the right in the third and fourth photos.