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Bayou Lacombe US 190 Bridge

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Description 

Construction began after the contract for the bridge and approaches was awarded in December 1936 to T. L. James & Company of Ruston, LA for $128,788. The bridge replaced an earlier steel swing bridge dating from 1916 that existed about 500 feet upstream and required a 0.7-mile realignment of US 190 on either side of Bayou Lacombe.

The bridge was completed and accepted by the state highway department in November 1938.

Facts 

Overview
Swing bridge over Bayou Lacombe on US 190 in Lacombe
Location
Lacombe, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1938
Builder
- T. L. James & Co.
Design
Swing
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 129.9 ft.
Total length: 319.8 ft.
Deck width: 24.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.31385, -89.93556   (decimal degrees)
30°18'50" N, 89°56'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/217706/3357215 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lacombe
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
10,400
Inventory number
BH 19131 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 39.2 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • March 16, 2020: Updated by Roger Collins: Added builder and description text.
  • April 19, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth

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Comments 

Bayou Lacombe US 190 Bridge
Posted April 19, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This is a rather odd design of movable bridge, with concrete balustrade railings. Doesn't appear to be functional these days either.