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Atchafalaya River US 190 Bridge


Atchafalaya 190

On the side road to levee looking northeast towards the bridge

Photo taken by John T. Dauzat


BH Photo #153010

Street View 


The westbound bridge opened on November 30, 1973 to complement the original 1935 bridge, which was reconfigured to carry only eastbound traffic.

The original bridge was demolished in early 1986. The current eastbound span was built atop its piers and opened on October 27, 1988.


Pair of through truss bridges over Atchafalaya River on US 190 at Krotz Springs
Krotz Springs, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, and Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana
Open to traffic
Built 1973 (WB) and 1988 (EB)
Cantilevered through truss
Length of largest span: 779.6 ft.
Total length: 3,402.0 ft. (0.6 mi.)
Deck width: 34.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 19.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.54619, -91.74961   (decimal degrees)
30°32'46" N, 91°44'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/619935/3379975 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory number
BH 19109 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2018)
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: 74.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 22, 2020: Updated by Roger Collins: Added description text with dates.
  • June 8, 2015: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: Refined design-added approaches
  • May 30, 2013: New photos from M. D. Caillet
  • June 9, 2010: New Street View added by Cliff Darby

Related Bridges 



Atchafalaya River US 190 Bridge
Posted October 17, 2017, by Jeff Dubea (jeffdubea [at] yahoo [dot] com)

albermarle52 - that railroad bridge is listed if you search for Krotz Springs, Louisiana.

Atchafalaya River US 190 Bridge
Posted May 7, 2011, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Google street view of that RR bridge links to this photo showing an interesting pentagonal portal bracing.


Overlooked Bridge
Posted May 6, 2011, by Jared (albermarle52 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

If you look south of 190 there's a railroad bridge that's not listed on this site.

Atchafalaya River US 190 Bridge
Posted May 5, 2011, by Jared (albermarle52 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Gary - The bridge you speak of was the original truss bridge, built in 1933.

Atchafalaya River US 190 Bridge
Posted March 8, 2011, by Gary (gholloway1010 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The build date for the older westbound span is inaccurate. I do not know exactly when it was built, but it is at least as old as 1960. You see, my Aunt died in a car accident on that bridge in 1960, so there is a mix up somewhere.