+32.41048, -93.72530
32°24'38" N, 93°43'31" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:LA0526 over BAYOU PIERRE
Structure number:040908090813022
Location:1.3 MI EAST OF LA 523
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:46.9 ft. [14.3 m]
Total length:215.9 ft. [65.8 m]
Roadway width between curbs:35.8 ft. [10.9 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:95.8 ft. [29.2 m]
Skew angle:10°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1977
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Number of main spans:5
Main spans material:Concrete continuous [2]
Main spans design:Slab [01]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]

Latest Available Inspection: February 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:28,200 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:20% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Deck geometry appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
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:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:78.5

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
February 2017FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory2820078.5
February 2015FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory3048082.0
February 2013FairSatisfactorySatisfactorySatisfactory2820083.0
February 2011GoodGoodGoodGood2520084.0
February 2009GoodGoodGoodGood2436084.0
January 2007GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good1836087.7
January 2005GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good1734088.3
January 2003GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good1686088.6
May 2001GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good744493.4
April 1999GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good1267091.2
January 1997GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good1267091.2
February 1995GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good1320491.0
January 1993GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good1320491.0
January 1991GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good1320491.0

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.100100000
Reinforced Concrete Pileeach2823500
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.192192000
Pourable Jointlinear ft.9609600
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.216216000
Reinforced Concrete Slabsq. ft.7,7767,774110