+30.50586, -91.03980
30°30'21" N, 91°02'23" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:LA0037 over COMITE RIVER
Structure number:611702540203402
Location:3.7 M SW of LA 64&LA 37
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Other Principal Arterial (Urban) [14]
Length of largest span:60.0 ft. [18.3 m]
Total length:299.9 ft. [91.4 m]
Roadway width between curbs:30.8 ft. [9.4 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:33.8 ft. [10.3 m]
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:Prestressed concrete [5]
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: July 2016

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Good
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:17,040 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:24% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Better than present minimum criteria [7]
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 being eroded. River control devices and/or embankment have major damage. Trees and rush restrict the channel. [5]
Scour condition:Bridge is scour critical; bridge foundations determined to be unstable. [3]
Sufficiency rating:61.0

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
July 2016GoodGoodGoodGood1704061.0
July 2014GoodGoodGoodGood1704061.0
August 2011GoodGoodGoodGood1860061.0
July 2009GoodGoodGoodGood2154061.0
July 2007GoodGoodVery GoodGood2214062.0
July 2005GoodGoodVery GoodGood2178062.0
July 2003GoodGoodVery GoodGood2160062.0
July 2001GoodGoodVery GoodGood1950362.0
July 1999GoodGoodVery GoodVery Good1886762.0
July 1997GoodGoodVery GoodVery Good1886763.0
July 1995GoodGoodVery GoodVery Good1798363.0
July 1993GoodGoodVery GoodVery Good1454763.0
July 1991GoodGoodVery GoodVery Good1499763.0

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2018 edition. This feature is experimental.
Prestressed Concrete Girder/Beamlinear ft.1,2001,200000
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.9,1509,145050
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.148148000
Reinforced Concrete Pileeach2061400
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.136134020
Compression Jointlinear ft.198000198
Elastomeric Bearingeach5050000
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.600600000