+30.50545, -91.04070
30°30'20" N, 91°02'27" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
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 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:28,400 [as of 2016]
Truck traffic:24% of total traffic
Deck condition:Fair [5 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]
Sufficiency rating:55.0

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
October 2017FairFairFairGood2840055.0
October 2015FairSatisfactoryFairGood1704058.8
January 2014FairSatisfactoryFairGood1704058.8
August 2011FairSatisfactoryFairGood1860065.1
July 2009FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood2154076.2
July 2007FairSatisfactoryGoodGood2214076.1
July 2005FairSatisfactoryGoodVery Good2178076.2
July 2003FairSatisfactoryGoodVery Good2160076.2
July 2001FairSatisfactoryGoodVery Good1950376.6
July 1999FairSatisfactoryGoodVery Good1886776.7
July 1997GoodGoodGoodVery Good1886774.3
July 1995GoodGoodGoodVery Good1798374.2
July 1993GoodGoodGoodVery Good1454774.9
July 1991GoodGoodGoodVery Good1499774.8

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2018 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.1,50001,50000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.9,450009,4500
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.10,200010,172280
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.80640160
Reinforced Concrete Pileeach2491410
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.140140000
Open Jointlinear ft.112112000
Assembly without Seal Jointlinear ft.5656000
Movable Bearingeach25015100
Fixed Bearingeach2502500
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.600594600