W.Dale Plantation over B. PIERRE,PH RD 402


+32.17333, -93.52330
32°10'24" N, 93°31'24" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:W.Dale Plantation over B. PIERRE,PH RD 402
Structure number:044132104933141
Location:3.0 MI W OF LA1
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Local (Rural) [09]
Length of largest span:17.1 ft. [5.2 m]
Total length:233.0 ft. [71.0 m]
Roadway width between curbs:13.1 ft. [4.0 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:14.1 ft. [4.3 m]
Owner:County Highway Agency [02]
Year built:1963
Year reconstructed:1974
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:15
Main spans material:Wood or timber [7]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Wood or Timber [8]

Latest Available Inspection: September 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Poor
Status:Posted for load [P]
Average daily traffic:20 [as of 1980]
Deck condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Serious [3 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Deck geometry appraisal:Somewhat better than minimum adequacy to tolerate being left in place as is [5]
Water adequacy appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Channel protection:Bank protection has failed. River control devices have been destroyed. Stream bed aggradation, degradation or lateral movement has changed the channel to now threaten the bridge and/or approach roadway. [3]
Pier/abutment protection:Navigation protection not required [1]
Scour condition:Bridge with "unknown" foundation that has not been evaluated for scour. [U]
Sufficiency rating:20.2
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$717,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
September 2017PoorFairFairSerious2020.2
September 2015----209.1
September 2013PoorSeriousFairImminent Failure2016.8
September 2011FairFairFairFair2042.3
September 2009FairGoodSatisfactoryFair2025.2
September 2007FairGoodSatisfactoryFair2025.2
August 2005FairGoodSatisfactoryFair2048.5
August 2003FairGoodSatisfactoryFair2048.5
August 2001FairVery GoodSatisfactoryFair2048.5
August 2000FairVery GoodSatisfactoryFair2048.5
July 1999----209.1
December 1998----209.1
August 1997PoorFairFairPoor2022.2
June 1995PoorFairFairPoor2022.6
May 1993PoorFairSatisfactoryPoor2022.6
August 1991PoorFairSatisfactoryPoor2030.4

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Timber Girder/Beamlinear ft.2,3302,25232460
Timber Abutmentlinear ft.7007000
Timber Pileeach89059300
Timber Pier Caplinear ft.196019600
Timber Decksq. ft.3,2623,262000