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Horace Wilkinson Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: October 14, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
I-10 Over Mississippi River and Various Roads and Railroads
Location
Baton Rouge: East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana and West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana: United States
Structure Type
Metal Cantilever 28 Panel Bolt-Connected Warren Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Cantilever 12 Panel Bolt-Connected Warren Deck Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1968 By Builder/Contractor: American Bridge Company of New York, New York and Engineer/Design: Modjeski and Masters

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
1,235 Feet (376 Meters)
Structure Length
4,550 Feet (1,387 Meters)
Roadway Width
81.7 Feet (24.9 Meters)
Spans
3 Main Span(s) and 6 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
611704500900001

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Bridge Documentation

This late example of a cantilever truss bridge is noted for its span length and significant roadway width. It was the third largest cantilever span in the United States when completed. The bridge has deck truss approach spans as well, which were noted to include a pin and hanger detail indicating the deck truss spans also function as a cantilever truss. Note that the total length and span numbers given refer only to the through truss and the deck truss spans, and do not include the expansive ramp approach systems at each end of the bridge. The overall length of bridge including approaches is about 14,150 feet.

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30.439670,-91.198164

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