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Cochrane-Africatown USA Bridge

General Information

Completion: 1991
Status: in use

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Location

Location: , , ,
Address: U.S. Route 98
Coordinates: 30° 44' 0.00" N    88° 2' 33.00" W
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Technical Information

Dimensions

total length 2 222 m
eastern approach viaduct
total length 870 m
main bridge
main span 238.00 m
span lengths 110.00 m - 238.00 m - 110.00 m
vertical navigation clearance 42.70 m
horizontal navigation clearance 182.60 m
deck width 24 m
pile caps width 18.30 m
length 52.40 m
thickness 3.80 m
western approach viaduct
total length 894 m

Materials

deck prestressed concrete
piers reinforced concrete
pylons reinforced concrete
abutments reinforced concrete

Chronology

30 August 2005

A loose oil rig strikes the deck between the two pylons during hurricane "Katrina". The bridge is re-opened later with 1 lane in each directions after no significant structural damage was found to have occured.

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20004889
  • Date created
    08/09/2002
  • Last Update
    23/02/2019