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Paris Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: October 8, 2019

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Key Facts

New Orleans: Orleans Parish, Louisiana: United States
Structure Type
Metal Cantilever (Arch and Suspended Deck) Bolt-Connected Warren Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Deck Girder, Fixed

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
702 Feet (214 Meters)
Structure Length
6,622 Feet (2018.4 Meters)
Roadway Width
58 Feet (17.68 Meters)
3 Main Span(s) and 66 Approach Span(s)
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Bridge Documentation

This unusual bridge is configured as a cantilever truss bridge with a tied arch for its suspended span. The cantilever function can be identified by the pin connected hinges on the bridge where the truss ends and the suspended tied arch begins.

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Above: Bridge drawing from Management Plan. The suspended tied arch span starts at U10-L10 and ends at U23-L23. The remaining panels function as a cantilever truss.

Above: Configuration of spans on bridge from Management Plan.

Above: Photo from the Historic Bridge Management Plan showing the pin/hinge marking the transition from the cantilever truss to the suspended tied arch.


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