+30.12324, -91.82660
30°07'24" N, 91°49'36" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:LA0096 over BAYOU TECHE ST M.
Structure number:035002380300131
Location:.13 MI EAST OF LA 31
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Collector (Urban) [17]
Length of largest span:132.9 ft. [40.5 m]
Total length:230.0 ft. [70.1 m]
Roadway width between curbs:24.0 ft. [7.3 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:33.1 ft. [10.1 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:3.0 ft. [0.9 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1942
Historic significance:Bridge is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [2]
Design load:M 13.5 / H 15 [2]
Main span material:Steel [3]
Main span design:Movable - Swing [17]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]

Latest Available Inspection: November 2015

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Posted for load [P]
Average daily traffic:8,200 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:19% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Bank is beginning to slump. River control devices and embankment protection have widespread minor damage. There is minor stream bed movement evident. Debris is restricting the channel slightly. [6]
Pier/abutment protection:In place and functioning [2]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Operating rating:33.7 tons [30.6 metric tons]
Inventory rating:21.8 tons [19.8 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:52.3
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$1,014,000

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
November 201552.3FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGoodFO8200
November 201352.2FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGoodFO8300
November 201152.1FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactoryFO10100
November 20107.5PoorSatisfactorySeriousSatisfactorySD10100
November 20097.5PoorSatisfactorySeriousSatisfactorySD9300
December 20087.5PoorSatisfactorySeriousSatisfactorySD9300
November 20077.5PoorSatisfactorySeriousSatisfactorySD9700
December 20067.5PoorSatisfactorySeriousSatisfactorySD10300
December 20057.5PoorSatisfactorySeriousSatisfactorySD10200
November 20047.5PoorSatisfactorySeriousSatisfactorySD9900
December 20037.5PoorSatisfactorySeriousSatisfactorySD10400
November 20027.5PoorSatisfactorySeriousSatisfactorySD10300
October 20017.4PoorSatisfactorySeriousSatisfactorySD9856
November 20007.4PoorSatisfactorySeriousSatisfactorySD9856
December 19997.4PoorSatisfactorySeriousSatisfactorySD9856
October 19987.4PoorSatisfactorySeriousSatisfactorySD9856
December 19977.4PoorSatisfactorySeriousSatisfactorySD9553
December 19967.4PoorSatisfactorySeriousSatisfactorySD9553
December 199552.1FairSatisfactoryGoodVery GoodFO8482
October 199452.2FairSatisfactoryGoodVery GoodFO8348
December 199352.7FairSatisfactoryGoodVery GoodFO7502
December 199252.0FairSatisfactoryGoodVery GoodFO8602
October 199152.0FairSatisfactoryGoodVery GoodFO8602

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2016 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1. Good2. Fair3. Poor4. Serious
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.264026400
Reinforced Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.385385000
Steel Stringerlinear ft.402402000
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.5,2413,0562,18500
Steel Floor Beamlinear ft.161161000
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.104104000
Reinforced Concrete Pileeach2020000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.112367600
Pourable Jointlinear ft.6900690
Open Jointlinear ft.92004646
Fixed Bearingeach30201000
Pot Bearingeach10100
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.45619026600