+30.50576, -91.04016
30°30'21" N, 91°02'25" W
Source: National Bridge Inventory
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Name:LA0037 over COMITE RIVER
Structure number:611702540203401
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:60.0 ft. [18.3 m]
Total length:302.2 ft. [92.1 m]
Roadway width between curbs:29.9 ft. [9.1 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:33.5 ft. [10.2 m]
Skew angle:12°
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1961
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:Steel [3]
Main spans design:Stringer/Multi-beam or girder [02]
Deck type:Concrete Cast-in-Place [1]
Wearing surface:Monolithic Concrete (concurrently placed with structural deck) [1]

Latest Available Inspection: October 2015

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:17,040 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:24% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Fair [5 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:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Water adequacy appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Bank protection is in need of minor repairs. River control devices and embankment protection have a little minor damage. Banks and/or channel have minor amounts of drift. [7]
Scour condition:Bridge is scour critical; bridge foundations determined to be unstable. [3]
Operating rating:40.6 tons [36.9 metric tons]
Inventory rating:27.8 tons [25.3 metric tons]
Sufficiency rating:58.8

Previous Inspections

DateSuff. RatingConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureSD/FOADT
October 201558.8FairSatisfactoryFairGood-17040
January 201458.8FairSatisfactoryFairGood-17040
August 201165.1FairSatisfactoryFairGood-18600
July 200976.2FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood-21540
July 200776.1FairSatisfactoryGoodGood-22140
July 200576.2FairSatisfactoryGoodVery Good-21780
July 200376.2FairSatisfactoryGoodVery Good-21600
July 200176.6FairSatisfactoryGoodVery Good-19503
July 199976.7FairSatisfactoryGoodVery Good-18867
July 199774.3GoodGoodGoodVery Good-18867
July 199574.2GoodGoodGoodVery Good-17983
July 199374.9GoodGoodGoodVery Good-14547
July 199174.8GoodGoodGoodVery Good-14997