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NS - Seabrook Bridge

Photos 

Seabrook Railroad Bridge

Open position

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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BH Photo #267277

Map 

Street View 

Video 

New Orleans Railroa Drawbridge Opening

Matt Cottrell

Play video on YouTube

Description 

The bridge is identical with both the Florida Avenue (replaced) and the Almonaster Avenue bridges.

Facts 

Overview
Bascule bridge carrying Norfolk Southern's N.O. & N.E. District over the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal in New Orleans.
Location
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1923; rehabilitated in 2017 and outer roadways removed
Builders
- Bethlehem Steel Co. of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
- Complete Engineering & Construction Co.
- Port of New Orleans
- Scott Bridge Co. of Opelika, Alabama
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Southern Railway (SOU)
Design
Strauss Heel-Trunnion Bascule
Dimensions
Total length: 117.0 ft.
Also called
Industrial Canal Bridge
Seabrook Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.03105, -90.03435   (decimal degrees)
30°01'52" N, 90°02'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/786004/3325932 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Spanish Fort
Inventory number
BH 58183 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 15, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • December 14, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • December 19, 2019: New photo from Gregory Grice
  • October 20, 2015: New video from Douglas Butler
  • October 20, 2015: New photo from Luke
  • November 28, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • October 30, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • October 2, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 28, 2013: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • September 27, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Mapped?
  • September 27, 2013: Added by Douglas Butler

Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke
  • Gregory Grice - bl20gh114 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs

Comments 

NS - Industrial Canal Bridge (Seabrook)
Posted May 19, 2016, by Luke

Wikimedia marks the image as the Seabrook railroad bridge.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Seabrook_Railroa...

This image is from the same collection and referred to by a commenter as the St. Claude Avenue bridge, though: https://www.flickr.com/photos/teamneworleans/4327948977/in/a...

NS - Industrial Canal Bridge (Seabrook)
Posted May 19, 2016, by Douglas Butler

This picture you posted is the Claude Avenue bridge