+32.51920, -93.75270
32°31'09" N, 93°45'10" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:US0071 over CROSS BAYOU
Structure number:040900110100352
Location:.1 MI NORTH OF LA 173
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:70.9 ft. [21.6 m]
Total length:438.0 ft. [133.5 m]
Roadway width between curbs:44.9 ft. [13.7 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:56.8 ft. [17.3 m]
Skew angle:10°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1940
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:M 13.5 / H 15 [2]
Number of main spans:9
Main spans material:Steel [3]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]

Latest Available Inspection: June 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Poor
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:8,700 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:11% of total traffic
Deck condition:Poor [4 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Serious [3 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Poor [4 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
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:Navigation protection not required [1]
Scour condition:Countermeasures have been installed to mitigate an existing problem with scour. [7]
Sufficiency rating:17.8
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$2,052,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
June 2017PoorPoorSeriousPoor870017.8
June 2015PoorPoorSeriousPoor870028.4
June 2014PoorPoorSeriousPoor1176027.1
February 2014PoorPoorSeriousPoor1176027.1
February 2013PoorFairSeriousPoor1176029.5
February 2012PoorFairSeriousPoor1470028.4
February 2011PoorSatisfactorySeriousPoor1470029.7
February 2010PoorSatisfactorySeriousPoor1470029.7
January 2009PoorSatisfactorySeriousPoor1284030.4
February 2008PoorSatisfactorySeriousPoor1284030.4
February 2007PoorSatisfactorySeriousPoor1278030.4
March 2006PoorSatisfactorySeriousPoor1656029.0
January 2005PoorSatisfactorySeriousPoor1506029.5
January 2004PoorSatisfactorySeriousPoor1482029.6
February 2003PoorSatisfactorySeriousPoor1776028.6
February 2002PoorSatisfactorySeriousPoor1902128.1
February 2000PoorSatisfactorySeriousPoor1156828.1
April 1999PoorSatisfactorySeriousPoor1156828.1
February 1998PoorSatisfactorySeriousPoor1156828.1
February 1997PoorSatisfactorySeriousPoor1156828.1
April 1995PoorSatisfactorySeriousPoor994229.6
March 1994PoorSatisfactorySatisfactoryPoor984348.1
February 1992FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood1283175.5

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.3,8153,7259000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.26,2140026,2140
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.2,49002,49000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Walllinear ft.9090000
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.133133000
Reinforced Concrete Pileeach1818000
Steel Pier Caplinear ft.105010500
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.946009460
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.10197130
Pourable Jointlinear ft.9009000
Open Jointlinear ft.456456000
Movable Bearingeach8500850
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.2030110192
Fixed Bearingeach8181000
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.8728561600