+29.92987, -91.68030
29°55'48" N, 91°40'49" W


Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:LA3182 over BAYOU TECHE
Structure number:032308234300081
Location:.08 MI EAST OF LA 182
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Collector (Urban) [17]
Length of largest span:142.1 ft. [43.3 m]
Total length:302.2 ft. [92.1 m]
Roadway width between curbs:24.0 ft. [7.3 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:32.8 ft. [10.0 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:19.7 ft. [6.0 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:6.6 ft. [2.0 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1980
Historic significance:Bridge is not eligible for the National Register of Historic Places [5]
Design load:MS 18 / HS 20 [5]
Main span material:Steel [3]
Main span design:Movable - Swing [17]
Deck type:Open Grating [3]

Latest Available Inspection: March 2017

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:2,000 [as of 2015]
Truck traffic:7% of total traffic
Deck condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 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: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]
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:63.5

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
March 2017FairGoodSatisfactoryGood200063.5
March 2015FairGoodSatisfactoryGood199063.2
March 2013FairGoodSatisfactoryGood168065.2
March 2011GoodGoodGoodGood173065.2
February 2009GoodGoodGoodGood175065.2
February 2007GoodGoodGoodGood180065.2
March 2005GoodGoodGoodGood210063.1
February 2003GoodGoodGoodGood210063.1
March 2001GoodGoodGoodGood210563.1
February 1999GoodGoodGoodGood200163.2
March 1997GoodGoodGoodGood200163.2
February 1995GoodGoodGoodGood296063.1
March 1993GoodGoodGoodGood192765.2
February 1991GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good192765.2

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.2800229510
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.5,754005,69955
Steel Stringerlinear ft.980098000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.5,795002,8952,900
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.1,14201,14200
Steel Floor Beamlinear ft.168016620
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.2,371002,3710
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.6665010
Reinforced Concrete Pileeach73571600
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.321321000
Open Grid Decksq. ft.1,69201,69200
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.5,9170005,917
Concrete Filled Grid Decksq. ft.568568000
Pourable Jointlinear ft.242024200
Compression Jointlinear ft.3400340
Open Jointlinear ft.2421030
Other Bearingeach10100
Bridge Rail
Steel or Aluminum Bridge Raillinear ft.600060000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.2,54536502,1800
Reinforced Concrete Slabsq. ft.3,84003,83730
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.1,488001,4880