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Black Bayou Bridge


Looking east

Bridge closed to barge traffic, open to vehicular traffic

Photo taken by Patrick Feller

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #307411

Street View 


Pontoon Swing bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway on LA 384
Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana
Open to traffic
Built 1979
Pontoon Swing Bridge
Length of largest span: 165.0 ft.
Total length: 634.6 ft.
Deck width: 23.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.08289, -93.28579   (decimal degrees)
30°04'58" N, 93°17'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/472458/3328004 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Moss Lake
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory number
BH 18986 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 53 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 16, 2020: Updated by Nick Boppel: Fix map marker
  • June 19, 2010: New Street View added by Cliff Darby


  • Cliff Darby - cliffsta1987 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nick Boppel - nickboppel01 [at] gmail [dot] com


LA384 Black Bayou Bridge
Posted May 24, 2019, by Blues Cruze

Dude! We can totally make this! I saw it done in a movie!

We got a 2016 Chevy Cruze with the 1.8 liter l4 Ecotech, a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses.

Hit it!

LA384 Black Bayou Bridge
Posted May 24, 2019, by Roger Deschner (rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com)

Darwin award: "2 Texas men die trying to jump car over open drawbridge" It was this bridge.