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Lake Avenue Bridge

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Lake Street Bridge

Removed

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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BH Photo #288613

Map 

Street View 

Description 

The bridge was opened in July 1914 and cost about $30,000. It was rendered obsolete by the gradual closing of the New Basin Canal during the 1950s and finally removed around 1961 as part of improvements to the Municipal Yacht Harbor and Lake Avenue (now Lake Marina Drive).

Facts 

Overview
Lost deck girder bridge over New Basin Canal on Lake Avenue
Location
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1914, demolished 1961
Builders
- Midland Bridge Co. of Kansas City, Missouri
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Deck girder bascule
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.02154, -90.11392   (decimal degrees)
30°01'18" N, 90°06'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/778354/3324682 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Spanish Fort
Inventory number
BH 61745 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 5, 2021: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • February 16, 2020: Updated by Roger Collins: Added description text, corrected GPS location (was shown at 17th Street Canal).
  • November 11, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • July 17, 2014: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • July 16, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler