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Claiborne Avenue Bridge

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Claiborne Avenue Lift Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in May 2011

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BH Photo #198527

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Description 

The bridge received an Honorable Mention for an Award of Merit from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) in Class IV in 1957 as the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Vertical lift bridge over the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (Industrial Canal) on Claiborne Ave. (LA 39) in New Orleans
Location
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1957
Design
Vertical lift
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 359.8 ft.
Total length: 2,417.3 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Deck width: 54.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Also called
Judge William Seeber Bridge
Industrial Canal LA 39 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.96904, -90.02560   (decimal degrees)
29°58'09" N, 90°01'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/787028/3319078 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Orleans East
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
32,700
Inventory number
BH 19082 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 70.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 3, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • October 4, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • May 4, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth

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Comments 

Claiborne Avenue Bridge
Posted September 8, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Strange accident at this bridge, I am at a loss to understand how this even happens, normally movable bridges do not have their crossing gates raised until the bridge is locked into place.

https://www.nola.com/news/article_83657f30-10af-11ec-af9a-bb...

https://twitter.com/NOLAFireDept/status/1435604979176415232

Claiborne Avenue Bridge
Posted September 29, 2020, by Matt Lohry

This bridge was refurbished in 2013 with new concrete railings and a new coat of paint.

Claiborne Avenue Bridge
Posted September 29, 2020, by Jeanne Marquez (jeanne [dot] marquez [at] gmail [dot] com)

Also known as Judge Seeber Bridge.