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LA-14 Bypass Bridge

LA-14 Bypass Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: October 10, 2019

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Key Facts

Abbeville: Vermilion Parish, Louisiana: United States
Structure Type
Metal Stringer (Multi-Beam), Movable: Vertical Lift and Approach Spans: Concrete Slab, Fixed (Tower Drive)

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
73 Feet (22.3 Meters)
Structure Length
353 Feet (107.6 Meters)
Roadway Width
53.2 Feet (16.22 Meters)
1 Main Span(s) and 12 Approach Span(s)
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This bridge is one of a significant number of vertical lift bridges built in Louisiana from the 1930s through the 1960s. During this period the general design of these bridges did not change significantly. They are noted for lightweight towers with bracing connecting the two towers (such bracing is uncommon in larger lift bridges elsewhere in the country), small counterweights, and very simple beam or girder lift spans of relatively short span length. The bridges were uniquely suited to the state's many small-scale navigable waterways, and are a contrast to the more massive long-span lift bridges found on other major waterways in the United States. Small scale vertical lift bridges like these are not common in other states, so while they are "common" in Louisiana, they are nevertheless important to preserve as they document a bridge type that is uncommon in the rest of the country.

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