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Louisiana Historic Bridge Marketing For Alternate Use Program

 

LA 23 JUDGE PEREZ/ICWW BRIDGE

BELLE CHASSE, PLAQUEMINES PARISH, LOUISIANA

LADOTD STRUCTURE NO.. 02380620200432
RECALL NO. 002500-Marketing Period Has Closed

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Description of the Bridge

The LA 23 Intracoastal Waterway (ICWW) /Judge Perez Bridge (Structure No. 02380620200432, Recall No. 002500, Louisiana Historic Resource Inventory No. 38-00017) is a steel vertical lift bridge built in 1967 to carry LA 23 traffic over the ICWW. It is located in Belle Chasse, Plaquemines Parish (approximately latitude 29.871715, longitude -90.008684). The overall bridge length is approximately 2558 feet, including its pre-stressed concrete stringer/multi-beam and steel girder approaches. The main lift span is approximately 150 feet long by 34 feet wide. The main span with the lift towers is approximately 250 feet long.

 

National Register of Historic Places Eligibility

Through consultation between the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Louisiana State Historic Preservation Officer (LASHPO) and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), the bridge has been determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). This tower drive vertical lift bridge has significance as a movable bridge and as an important variation within the vertical lift bridge type. Distinctive engineering features that convey this variation include the location of two separate motor and drive mechanisms, which power the two sheaves on each tower. This bridge appears to conform to a state standard plan (SL50-150-28). The bridge exhibits alterations to the operator’s house and replacement of isolated mechanical components and counterweight ropes that results in a minor loss of integrity, but continues to convey the significant design features of this variation within the vertical lift type. This bridge is eligible for listing in the National Register under Criterion C: Design/Engineering. No evidence was found during research or data collection activities to indicate that this bridge possesses a direct and important association with historical events or trends. This bridge does not possess significance under Criterion A.

 

Status of the Bridge

The bridge is owned by LADOTD and currently carries LA 23 westbound traffic across the ICWW.

 

The New Orleans Regional Planning Commission (NORPC) and LADOTD in conjunction with the FHWA propose improvements to the LA 23 crossing of the ICWW that would involve the bridge and the neighboring LA 23 Belle Chasse Tunnel (Structure No. 02380620200621, Recall No. 002510). The tunnel handles LA 23 eastbound traffic. A number of alternatives have been considered, including rehabilitation of the bridge and tunnel or demolition of the tunnel with replacement of the bridge. The preferred alternative, pending environmental approval, will include demolition of the tunnel and construction of a new four lane fixed bridge on an adjacent alignment to accommodate eastbound and westbound LA 23 traffic and allow uninterrupted traffic on LA 23 and the ICWW. The current LA 23 ICWW/Judge Perez Bridge, if not transferred to a new owner, would be demolished.

 

The LA 23 Judge Perez/ICWW Bridge was included in LADOTD’s Historic Bridge Inventory and was categorized as a Preservation Candidate for Historic Preservation due to its condition and configuration and the possibility that it may or may not be modified to meet transportation criteria and the U.S. Secretary of the Interior standards for the treatment of historic bridges. It was included in the Programmatic Agreement Among the FHWA, the LADOTD, the ACHP and the LASHPO regarding Management of Historic Bridges in Louisiana, executed September 21, 2015, hereinafter referred to as the Historic Bridge Programmatic Agreement (HBPA), viewable at this web link:

 

http://wwwapps.dotd.la.gov/administration/public_info/projects/home.aspx?key=48

 

Pending environmental approval, the preferred alternative would result in an adverse effect to the historic bridge. As per the HBPA Stipulation (VII.D.1, 2 and 5), to partially mitigate the Adverse Effect to this historic bridge, the bridge is being marketed to other entities for non-vehicular, adaptive re-use for historic preservation either at its current location or in another location.

Re-use of the towers and main lift span portion as a non-vehicular bridge is encouraged. If the bridge were to be repurposed across a navigable waterway, such as the ICWW, the lift span would need to follow U.S. Coast Guard requirements for location (33CFR114) and remain operational, (33CFR117.7), which states that any owner of a drawbridge must:

· Provide the necessary drawtender(s) for the safe and prompt opening of the drawbridge.

· Maintain the working machinery of the drawbridge in good operating condition.

· Cycle the drawspan(s) periodically to ensure operation of the drawbridge.

· Ensure that the drawbridge operates in accordance with the requirements of 33CFR117.

 

If the bridge is moved to a non navigable waterway, the lift span would not necessarily need to be operational, depending on jurisdictional agency requirements. Parties interested in acquiring this bridge for adaptive, non-vehicular use should read the stipulations for bridge ownership transfer below. This bridge will be marketed until May 22, 2018. If ownership of the bridge is not transferred to another entity, it will be demolished.

 

Contact Carey Coxe at carey.coxe@la.gov or 225-242-4520 by May 22, 2018 if you are interested in acquiring this bridge for non-vehicular, adaptive re-use or if you have questions on submitting a proposal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CAROLL STREET OFF SYSTEM BRIDGE

OVER BAYOU BLACK

GIBSON, TERREBONNE PARISH,

LOUISIANA

LADOTD STRUCTURE NO. P5529412905941; RECALL NO. 200858

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Description of the Bridge

 

 

 

 

 

The Caroll Street Bridge (DOTD Structure No. P5529412905941, Recall No. 200858, Louisiana State Historic Resource Inventory No. 55-01177) on Caroll Street over Bayou Black in Gibson, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana (Lat. 29.686950 Long. -90.990750) is an approximately 122 feet long by 11.8 feet wide steel I-beam cable stayed center pivot swing span bridge built in 1945. The swing span is approximately 97 feet long by 11.8 feet wide and contains the cable stay system. The remaining approximately 25 feet is a fixed steel I beam span that approaches from the south.

 

National Register of Historic Places Eligibility

The bridge has been determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). This cable-stayed swing bridge has significance as an important example of a movable bridge and as a subtype. Its significance is demonstrated by the presence of distinctive engineering and design features of a cable-stayed swing bridge, which is characterized by a steel I-beam swing span, center-bearing turning mechanism, pivot pier, and tower structure above the pivot pier with cables that support the bridge in open position. The bridge exhibits alterations, including the addition of a suspended metal walkway on one side that results in a minor loss of integrity, but continues to convey significant design features of this subtype. The bridge is eligible for listing in the National Register under Criterion C: Design/Engineering. No evidence was found during research or data collection activities to indicate that this bridge possesses a direct and important association with historical events or trends. This bridge does not possess significance under Criterion A.he bridge has been determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). This cable-stayed swing bridge has significance as an important example of a movable bridge and as a subtype. Its significance is demonstrated by the presence of distinctive engineering and design features of a cable-stayed swing bridge, which is characterized by a steel I-beam swing span, center-bearing turning mechanism, pivot pier, and tower structure above the pivot pier with cables that support the bridge in open position. The bridge exhibits alterations, including the addition of a suspended metal walkway on one side that results in a minor loss of integrity, but continues to convey significant design features of this subtype. The bridge is eligible for listing in the National Register under Criterion C: Design/Engineering. No evidence was found during research or data collection activities to indicate that this bridge possesses a direct and important association with historical events or trends. This bridge does not possess significance under Criterion A.

 

Status of the Bridge

 The bridge is owned by Terrebonne Parish and is closed to vehicular use. Terrebonne Parish, LADOTD with FHWA, through the Off System Highway Bridge Program propose to replace the bridge under State Highway Project H.011159 and Federal Highway Project No. H011159. The estimated replacement date is to be determined.

 

The Caroll Street Bridge was included in LADOTD’s Historic Bridge Inventory and was categorized as a Non Priority for Historic Preservation due to its condition and the probability that it could not be modified to meet transportation criteria and the U.S. Secretary of the Interior standards for the treatment of historic bridges. Additionally, it was included in the Programmatic Agreement Among the FHWA, the LADOTD, the ACHP and the LASHPO regarding Management of Historic Bridges in Louisiana, executed August 25, 2015, (viewable at this web link

 

http://wwwapps.dotd.la.gov/administration/public_info/projects/home.aspx?key=48)

 

Re-use of the steel bridge portion as a non-vehicular bridge is encouraged. It is not necessary that the swing span be made movable again. If you are interested in acquiring this bridge for adaptive, non-vehicular use please read the stipulations for bridge ownership transfer below. This bridge will be marketed until April 13, 2017.

 

Contact Carey Coxe at carey.coxe@la.gov or 225-242-4520 by April 13, 2017 if you are interested in acquiring this bridge for adaptive re-use or if you have questions on submitting a proposal.

 

 

 Bayou Boeuf Bridge on La. 1177-Bridge Has Been Removed 

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Description of the Bridge
The Bayou Boeuf Bridge (Structure Number 805805190163) located on LA 1177 near Shirley Plantation Road was constructed circa 1920 and is one of the oldest Double-Intersecting Warren Pony Truss bridges in the State system.

National Register Eligibility
The bridge was determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion A for its association with the Good Roads Movement and Jefferson Highway, a route designed to connect New Orleans, Louisiana to Winnipeg, Canada. The bridge was completed in 1920 by the State and Avoyelles Parish as part of the first phase of road improvements in Avoyelles Parish for Jefferson Highway.

Status of the Bridge Map It

The bridge has been removed from the roadway and has been replaced under State and Federal Project No H.007876. The bridge truss components (truss sides and bottom) are in storage at the DOTD maintenance yard.

While the marketing period has expired, the bridge truss is still available for ownership transfer until it is recycled. Contact Carey Coxe, Environmental Impact Specialist DCL at carey.coxe@la.gov for more information.

 

Bayou Teche Bridge at Oaklawn on La. 323 - Ownership Transfer Complete; Bridge Has Been Removed.
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Description of the Bridge
The Bayou Teche Bridge at Oaklawn (Structure Number 03514083000201) formerly located on LA 323 between LA 87 and Parish Road 28/Irish Bend Road was constructed circa 1942 and is a one lane, low steel truss (Warren) swing span.

National Register Eligibility
The bridge was determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion C as the earliest surviving Warren Polygonal truss, low swing-span bridge constructed on the Bayou Teche during World War II, and under Criterion A as the cost of bridge construction was split three ways among the Louisiana Department of Highways, the St. Mary Parish Police Jury, and Oaklawn and Sterling Plantation owners at that time, which was a unique situation and remains rare.

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The bridge is owned by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) and is proposed to be replaced under State and Federal Project No. H.002798.

Because the bridge is historic, it was marketed to other entities for relocation and preservation. The required marketing term has ended and all marketing requirements have been met. Currently, the bridge has a prospective new owner and transfer of ownership is pending. All parties are working on the relocation and preservation of the steel swing span. Contact Michelle Hanks at michelle.hanks@la.gov for more information.

  

BOEUF RIVER BRIDGE

LADOTD Structure No.05420260907001

Recall No. 026240

 

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Description of the Bridge

The Boeuf River Bridge (Structure No.05420260907001, Recall No. 026240) on LA 15 approximately one mile west of Alto in Richland Parish, Louisiana is a steel Parker through-truss bridge originally constructed in 1938-39.

National Register of Historic Places Eligibility

The Boeuf River Bridge is eligible under Criterion C: Engineering as an example embodying the distinctive characteristics of a steel Parker through truss bridge in Louisiana.

 

Status of the Bridge Map it

The bridge is owned by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD). Through consultation with the Federal Highway Administration, the Louisiana State Historic Preservation Officer, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation this bridge is scheduled to be replaced under State Project H.000974 and Federal Project No H000974. The estimated replacement date is 2020.

As a mitigation stipulation for the Adverse Effect to this historic bridge, the steel truss portion is being marketed to another entity for historic preservation. If ownership of the steel truss is not transferred to another entity for moving to another location for an alternate use, the steel truss will be demolished along with the other portions of the bridge.

Re-use of the steel truss as a bridge is encouraged. If you are interested in acquiring this bridge for adaptive, non-vehicular use please read the stipulations for bridge ownership transfer (click here). This bridge will be marketed until November 1, 2016. Contact Stacie Palmer at stacie.palmer@la.gov or 225-242-4517 by November 1, 2016 if you are interested in acquiring this bridge for adaptive re-use or if you have questions on submitting a proposal.