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Goose Bayou Bridge


Photo taken in August 2015

License: Released into public domain


BH Photo #349752



Steel stringer bridge over Goose Bayou on La0045
Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1968
Steel stringer
Length of largest span: 49.9 ft.
Total length: 279.9 ft.
Deck width: 24.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.69155, -90.09689   (decimal degrees)
29°41'30" N, 90°05'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/780922/3288134 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory number
BH 71276 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2018)
Sufficiency rating: 40 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • March 9, 2016: Added by M. D. Caillet


Goose Bayou Bridge
Posted May 31, 2020, by Jason Hoffman (504roadtrips [at] gmail [dot] com)

For all I know, the post-construction cleanup may have happened as recently as a couple of weeks ago. But it's done, and there's no remaining sign of construction. I hadn't driven that far down in at least 30 years. I saw roadcam video from early 2018 that showed what looked like the beginning of construction, so that's where I got the "in the past two years" estimate.

Goose Bayou Bridge
Posted May 31, 2020, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

From what I can dig up, 2 years may just be how long it took to build the replacement.

August 2016 still shows the previous bridge there, December 2018 shows it half-done. Found one article that said construction was to start in 2017.

Goose Bayou (Bayou des Oies) Bridge
Posted May 30, 2020, by Jason Hoffman (504roadtrips [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge has been completely replaced by a new bridge at some point in the last 2 years. Sorry I don't have any details on it.