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Belle Chasse Tunnel

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Overview
Tunnel under the Intracoastal Waterway on Southbound LA 23
Location
Belle Chasse, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1956
Builders
- Palmer & Baker, Inc. (Consulting Engineers)
- R.P. Farnsworth & Co. of New Orleans, Louisiana (Contractor)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Span length: 799.9 ft.
Total length: 799.9 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.87133, -90.00942   (decimal degrees)
29°52'17" N, 90°00'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/788872/3308284 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bertrandville
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
32,791
Inventory number
BH 51172 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2009)
Overall condition: Fair
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 81 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 5, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added imagery, type, and builders
  • August 5, 2019: Updated by Jared: Added category "Intracoastal Waterway"
  • June 14, 2017: New photo from John Christeson
  • May 31, 2013: New photo from M. D. Caillet
  • May 30, 2013: New photo from M. D. Caillet
  • February 3, 2012: Added by Ben Tate

Sources 

  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Luke
  • John Christeson - john_christeson [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Belle Chasse Tunnel
Posted June 15, 2021, by Cliff Darby (cliffsta1987 [at] gmail [dot] com)

If you use Google street view and go back up the road, you can clearly see height signs posted that say 13'7"

Belle Chasse Tunnel
Posted June 14, 2021, by Anonymous

Clearance Height would be nice!

Belle Chasse Tunnel
Posted May 27, 2021, by Anonymous

How about adding the height of the tunnel