+29.41173, -90.78320
29°24'42" N, 90°46'60" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:LA0315 over FALGOUT CANAL
Structure number:025502450207341
Location:11.0 MI SOUTH OF LA 661
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Collector (Rural) [08]
Length of largest span:134.8 ft. [41.1 m]
Total length:202.1 ft. [61.6 m]
Roadway width between curbs:24.0 ft. [7.3 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:34.1 ft. [10.4 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:15.7 ft. [4.8 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:3.3 ft. [1.0 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1964
Historic significance:Bridge is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [2]
Design load:M 13.5 / H 15 [2]
Main span material:Steel [3]
Main span design:Movable - Swing [17]
Deck type:Open Grating [3]

Latest Available Inspection: November 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Poor
Status:Posted for load [P]
Average daily traffic:2,200 [as of 2016]
Truck traffic:12% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Poor [4 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Poor [4 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
Deck geometry appraisal:Basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement [2]
Water adequacy appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Roadway alignment appraisal:Equal to present desirable criteria [8]
Channel protection:Bank is beginning to slump. River control devices and embankment protection have widespread minor damage. There is minor stream bed movement evident. Debris is restricting the channel slightly. [6]
Pier/abutment protection:In place and functioning [2]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:19.0
Recommended work:Replacement of bridge or other structure because of substandard load carrying capacity or substantial bridge roadway geometry. [31]
Estimated cost of work:$904,000

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
November 2017PoorGoodPoorPoor220019.0
November 2016PoorGoodPoorPoor210019.0
July 2015PoorGoodPoorFair210019.0
July 2014FairGoodFairFair210029.2
August 2013PoorGoodPoorFair151016.2
August 2012PoorGoodPoorFair151016.2
August 2011PoorGoodPoorSatisfactory160016.2
September 2010FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory163031.2
September 2009FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory166031.2
October 2008FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory169031.2
August 2007FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory191031.2
August 2005FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory200031.2
March 2004FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory230029.2
August 2002FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory210029.2
August 2000FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory196531.2
August 1998FairSatisfactoryFairSatisfactory176731.2
June 1996FairSatisfactoryGoodVery Good221339.2
June 1994FairSatisfactoryGoodVery Good209739.2
April 1992FairSatisfactoryGoodVery Good154641.2

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.2802602000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.5,8805,880000
Steel Stringerlinear ft.9809503000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.4,9404,940000
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.1,3801,3305000
Steel Floor Beamlinear ft.2101842600
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.1,8961,896000
Prestressed Concrete Columneach44000
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.8678440
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.15910445100
Open Grid Decksq. ft.2,0702,068020
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.2,0702,070000
Concrete Filled Grid Decksq. ft.690690000
Pourable Jointlinear ft.7272000
Open Jointlinear ft.4848000
Pot Bearingeach11000
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.280280000
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.120119100
Reinforced Concrete Slabsq. ft.1,8301,8082020