N Foster Dr over MELROSE CANAL


+30.45817, -91.13936
30°27'29" N, 91°08'22" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:N Foster Dr over MELROSE CANAL
Structure number:611730273910821
Location:.94 MI N LA 73, LA 37 JCT
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Arterial (Rural) [06]
Length of largest span:24.9 ft. [7.6 m]
Total length:75.1 ft. [22.9 m]
Roadway width between curbs:49.5 ft. [15.1 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:58.1 ft. [17.7 m]
Owner:County Highway Agency [02]
Year built:1962
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:3
Main spans material:Concrete [1]
Main spans design:Slab [01]
Deck type:Concrete Precast Panels [2]
Wearing surface:Bituminous [6]

Latest Available Inspection: December 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:22,406 [as of 1999]
Truck traffic:24% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Equal to present minimum criteria [6]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrrective action [3]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Banks are protected or well vegetated. River control devices such as spur dikes and embankment protection are not required or are in a stable condition. [8]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:72.6
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$481,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
December 2017FairGoodGoodSatisfactory2240672.6
December 2015FairGoodGoodSatisfactory2240672.4
December 2013FairGoodGoodSatisfactory2240672.4
December 2011FairGoodGoodSatisfactory2240672.4
January 2010GoodGoodVery GoodGood2240672.4
January 2008GoodGoodVery GoodGood2240672.4
February 2006GoodGoodVery GoodVery Good2240672.4
April 2004GoodGoodVery GoodVery Good2240672.4
May 2002FairSatisfactoryVery GoodVery Good2240672.4
July 2000FairSatisfactoryVery GoodVery Good2240672.4

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.112108040
Prestressed Concrete Pileeach1412110
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.11298680
Pourable Jointlinear ft.196000196
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.150150000
Reinforced Concrete Slabsq. ft.4,2004,1208000
Wearing Surfacessq. ft.3,6753,675000