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Estherwood Bridge


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Public domain photo taken by Wikipedia contributor "Falcanary"

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Pontoon bridge over Bayou Plaquemine Brule on LA 91 at Estherwood
Acadia Parish, Louisiana
Open to traffic
Built 1975
Length of largest span: 162.0 ft.
Total length: 337.8 ft.
Deck width: 24.2 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 20.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.19784, -92.46340   (decimal degrees)
30°11'52" N, 92°27'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/551651/3340829 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Crowley West
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory number
BH 18970 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of 2051)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 485 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 22, 2022: New photos from Brian R. Warren
  • March 28, 2018: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • July 9, 2011: Updated by Luke Harden: Added photograph
  • June 5, 2010: New Street View added by Cliff Darby
  • February 23, 2010: Updated by Cliff Darby: Changed moveable type


  • Cliff Darby - cliffsta1987 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Douglas Butler
  • Brian R. Warren


Estherwood Bridge
Posted July 9, 2011, by Anonymous

Wikipedia cofirmed this as well.

Estherwood Bridge
Posted July 9, 2011, by Bill Oliver (bill [dot] oliver [at] la [dot] gov)

This is not a vertical lift or swing span. This is a pontoon bridge. The lift are for the ramps to the pontoon and the pontoon is swung out into the channel by cables.

Estherwood Bridge
Posted February 23, 2010, by Adrienne Campbell (adriennevc [at] earthlink [dot] net)

In the Google street view, this looks like a vertical lift, not a swing.