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Bayou Riggolette Bridge


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Timber stringer bridge over Bayou Riggolette on Former LA 3169
Grant Parish, Louisiana
Removed after being made redundant after LA 8 was rerouted.
Built 1931, Closed to traffic 2010; Lost ca. 2016
Timber stringer
Length of largest span: 19.0 ft.
Total length: 223.1 ft.
Deck width: 18.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.52583, -92.67083   (decimal degrees)
31°31'33" N, 92°40'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/531250/3487926 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory number
BH 47181 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2014)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 6.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 1, 2018: Updated by Cliff Darby: Updated status
  • August 29, 2012: Updated by David Backlin: Changed current owner to County
  • December 1, 2010: Added by David Backlin



Bayou Riggolette Bridge
Posted November 24, 2016, by Cliff Darby (clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Bridge no longer exists. Not sure if the major flooding back in April took it out or what, but the only remains are the supports. The entire deck is gone, but the pilots still are full height. Which makes me think the bridge was a victim of the record floods. I have a photo but my silly motorcycle is in the way ;)

Bayou Riggolette Bridge
Posted August 29, 2012, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

I received an e-mail saying this road is now county maintained and the bridge will likely remain closed.

Bayou Riggolette Bridge
Posted December 1, 2010, by Cliff Darby (clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I almost added this bridge when I saw it was closed. I still haven't made an afternoon of US 71 to grab photos of all the old bridges

Bayou Riggolette Bridge
Posted December 1, 2010, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

I visited this bridge on 11-22-2010 only to find it was closed to all traffic. It acts as a short spur between US 71 and LA 8, so I do not know what its future prospects are.