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Bayou Vermilion LA 14 Bypass Bridge


LA 14 Draw Bridge - Bayou Vermilion

Photo taken by C Hanchey in April 2011


BH Photo #197413


Street View 


Vertical lift bridge over Bayou Vermilion on LA 14 Bypass at Abbeville
Vermilion Parish, Louisiana
Open to traffic
Built 1964
Vertical lift
Length of largest span: 73.1 ft.
Total length: 352.9 ft.
Deck width: 53.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 21.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.98340, -92.13637   (decimal degrees)
29°59'00" N, 92°08'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/583310/3317259 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory number
BH 19170 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 49.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 3, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 12, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • August 27, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • May 4, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth



Bayou Vermilion LA 14 Bypass Bridge
Posted March 15, 2018, by Anonymous

Barking up the wrong tree.

Bayou Vermilion LA 14 Bypass Bridge
Posted March 15, 2018, by Timothy Boudreaux (tim [dot] boudreaux [at] ecl-eng [dot] com)

The bridge either needs to be repaired or it needs to not be opened. Every other opening or so it gets stuck open and creates havoc on the residents due to traffic congestion. it is also opened at peak traffic times which makes the situation much worse for traffic. Someone will be in need of the ambulance one day while the damn thing is stuck open and they might not get the proper care in time. I see a lawsuit in the making. Fix the damn bridge.