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Charenton Canal Bridge

Charenton Canal Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: October 10, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
LA-182 Over Charenton Canal
Location
Baldwin: St. Mary Parish, Louisiana: United States
Structure Type
Metal 12 Panel Rivet-Connected K-Parker Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Concrete T-Beam, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1941 By Builder/Contractor: Austin Bridge Company of Dallas, Texas and Nashville Bridge Company of Nashville, Tennessee and Engineer/Design: Louisiana Highway Commission

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1973
Main Span Length
300 Feet (91 Meters)
Structure Length
2,380 Feet (725 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 52 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
35100040609371

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This large and impressive bridge is one of the only remaining examples of a rare K-truss bridge in the state. It features a long series of approach spans as well. The approach is curved as well. This bridge should get the highest preservation priority given its rare design. The bridge retains outstanding historic integrity, even elements that are not "character-defining" like the deck and expansion joints appear to be original. The lower portion of the portal bracing has some bolted repairs.

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