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Bayou Bonfouca LA 433 Bridge

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Bayou Bonfouca Bridge

Photo taken by David Grunfeld

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #439172

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Swing bridge plate girder over Bayou Bonfouca on LA 433
Location
St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1976
Design
Swing
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 245.0 ft.
Total length: 325.0 ft.
Deck width: 30.5 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.27168, -89.79330   (decimal degrees)
30°16'18" N, 89°47'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/234097/3465294 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Slidell
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
3,800
Inventory number
BH 19130 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 75.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 4, 2018: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • May 28, 2010: New Street View added by Craig Philpott

Sources 

  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

Bayou Bonfouca LA 433 Bridge
Posted March 10, 2022, by Brandon Cooper

Oh OK. I guess those are legit his then. But I agree though that sketches of a modern bridge aren't really impressive. And like you said Luke, sketches should be a last resort to prove the existence of a bridge, especially as we have websites at our disposal that give older aerial views to verify a bridge's existence and location as well as a vast array of newspaper archives to give us photos to go through(albeit not very good quality, but better than nothing).

Bayou Bonfouca LA 433 Bridge
Posted March 10, 2022, by Luke

The drawings are all his, and I've argued for years that Bridgehunter is not Deviantart and not for hosting sketchbook work.

Obvious exceptions are if period paintings and drawings are the only proof of a bridge having existed, but these comparatively modern drawbridges are not historical bridges from the pre-camera eras.

Bayou Bonfouca LA 433 Bridge
Posted March 10, 2022, by Brandon Cooper

I notice the pencil drawing has a name in the lower right hand corner, meaning he straight up stole someone else's work as his own. I can't make out the name, and this doesn't look to have been done by any DOT that I am aware of. The name in the lower hand corner suggests this was done a some sort of artist, as almost all artists sign their paintings or drawings.

Bayou Bonfouca LA 433 Bridge
Posted March 10, 2022, by Luke

Most of them are copywritten and can't be used anyway.

Some you can argue as fair use, such as newspaper photographs (Especially from older articles that will often be lost when the websites update their code) and photographs from DOTs, but most are just the bog-standard copyright violation.

Bayou Bonfouca LA 433 Bridge
Posted March 10, 2022, by Brandon Cooper

Douglas doesn't even bother changing the picture author of his uploads and is leaving the community here to believe he actually took the pictures, which is wrong and could be construed as theft. If he didn't take the pictures, use the "photo from somewhere else" placeholder from the dropdown box and put a link in the picture to where you found the picture with the author's name, if applicable, for a better attribution.

Bayou Bonfouca LA 433 Bridge
Posted March 10, 2022, by Anonymous

Pretty sure most of Douglas's uploads that weren't from a Caltrans book or the Cleveland Library aren't usable...

Bayou Bonfouca LA 433 Bridge
Posted March 10, 2022, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Pretty sure the photo used here is not public.