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Maestri Bridge

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Maestri Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: October 8, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
US-11 (Pontchartrain Drive) Over Lake Pontchartrain
Location
New Orleans: Orleans Parish, Louisiana and St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana: United States
Structure Type
Metal Deck Girder, Movable: Bascule and Approach Spans: Concrete Curved T-Beam, Movable: Double Leaf Bascule
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1928 By Builder/Contractor: Ford, Bacon, and Davis and Engineer/Design: Modjeski and Masters

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
2019
Main Span Length
150 Feet (46 Meters)
Structure Length
24,923 Feet (7,597 Meters)
Roadway Width
30 Feet (9.14 Meters)
Spans
2 Main Span(s) and 700 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
23600180200001

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Bridge Documentation

This extremely long bridge is so long that it includes two bascule spans, which is very unusual. The bridge was closed for rehabilitation when the photos were taken. This, coupled with the long approaches of the bridge, makes this a very difficult bridge to photograph. This bridge is parallel to a railroad bridge that is often described on the Internet as being very old but when inspected by HistoricBridges.org, appeared to be composed of all-modern materials. 

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Above: Photo of bascule span in raised position. Source: Historic Bridge Inventory

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