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LA0322 over B TECHE STERLING

Map

Coordinates:
+29.80290, -91.49030
29°48'10" N, 91°29'25" W

Facts

Source: National Bridge Inventory. Information not verified; use at your own risk.
Name:LA0322 over B TECHE STERLING
Structure number:035104083100091
Location:.09 MI WEST OF LA 87
Purpose:Carries highway over waterway
Route classification:Minor Collector (Rural) [08]
Length of largest span:165.0 ft. [50.3 m]
Total length:401.9 ft. [122.5 m]
Roadway width between curbs:24.0 ft. [7.3 m]
Deck width edge-to-edge:33.8 ft. [10.3 m]
Vertical clearance above deck:17.4 ft. [5.3 m]
Vertical clearance below bridge:6.6 ft. [2.0 m]
Owner:State Highway Agency [01]
Year built:1971
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:Wood or Timber [8]

Latest Available Inspection: May 2018

Good/Fair/Poor Condition:Fair
Status:Open, no restriction [A]
Average daily traffic:1,040 [as of 2016]
Truck traffic:12% of total traffic
Deck condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Superstructure condition:Satisfactory [6 out of 9]
Substructure condition:Good [7 out of 9]
Structural appraisal:Meets minimum tolerable limits to be left in place as is [4]
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: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]
Pier/abutment protection:In place but in a deteriorated condition [3]
Scour condition:Bridge foundations determined to be stable for the assessed or calculated scour condition. [8]
Sufficiency rating:41.4

Previous Inspections

DateConditionDeckSuperstructureSubstructureADTSuff. Rating
May 2018FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood104041.4
May 2016FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood104041.4
May 2014FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood104041.2
May 2012FairSatisfactorySatisfactoryGood81041.2
May 2010GoodGoodGoodGood109041.2
June 2008GoodGoodGoodGood110041.2
June 2006FairSatisfactoryGoodGood125041.2
June 2004FairSatisfactoryGoodGood125041.2
April 2002FairSatisfactoryGoodGood131041.2
April 2000FairSatisfactoryGoodGood147141.2
May 1998FairSatisfactoryGoodGood126841.2
April 1996FairSatisfactoryGoodGood126841.2
June 1994FairSatisfactoryGoodGood231239.2
June 1992FairSatisfactoryGoodGood147541.2

Element Data

Source: National Bridge Elements dataset, 2019 edition. This feature is experimental.
ElementUnitsQuantity1-Good2-Fair3-Poor4-Serious
Superstructure
Steel Girder/Beamlinear ft.27413713700
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.6,4683,23403,2340
Steel Stringerlinear ft.1,06053053000
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.5,3002,65002,6500
Deck
Reinforced Concrete Decksq. ft.1,17501,17320
Superstructure
Steel Floor Beamlinear ft.21710910800
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.2,0621,03101,0310
Substructure
Reinforced Concrete Abutmentlinear ft.8080000
Prestressed Concrete Pileeach5454000
Reinforced Concrete Pier Caplinear ft.400395050
Deck
Open Grid Decksq. ft.1,6751,5920830
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.3,8633,863000
Concrete Filled Grid Decksq. ft.600600000
Joints
Pourable Jointlinear ft.420042000
Open Jointlinear ft.4848000
Bridge Rail
Reinforced Concrete Bridge Raillinear ft.520520000
Deck
Reinforced Concrete Slabsq. ft.6,71006,4162940
Steel Protective Coatingsq. ft.1,09201,09200