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Dulac Pontoon Bridge


Dulac Pontoon Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in April 2011


BH Photo #197435


Street View 


Pontoon bridge over Houma Navigation Canal on Falgout Canal Rd in Dulac
Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana
Open to traffic
Built 1958
Pontoon (barge) swing bridge
Length of largest span: 121.0 ft.
Total length: 326.0 ft.
Deck width: 28.5 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.38500, -90.73000   (decimal degrees)
29°23'06" N, 90°43'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/720303/3252783 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 1972)
Inventory number
BH 19156 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 72 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • November 4, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.


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Dulac Pontoon Bridge
Posted October 17, 2016, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I grew up in Port Huron Michigan and the boats used to just blast their horn to get the bridgetender's attention! As long as it was on the half hour or hour the tender would lift the bridge.

If you have concerns that the operation of the bridge is not being conducted correctly, I suspect you would want to contact the Coast Guard as they should have enforcement jurisdiction in this matter.

Dulac Pontoon Bridge
Posted October 16, 2016, by Cody guillory (Codyguillory19 [at] gmail [dot] com)

To whom it may concern,

We come through here pretty often an it never fails we have to call for 20 min. On top of getting other bridges to call their phone an still get no answer. They need to work on answering their radio more an quicker