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Mississippi River - Donaldsonville Louisiana -Sunshine Bridge
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member misfitt
N 30° 05.880 W 090° 54.760
15R E 701142 N 3331482
Quick Description: Mississippi River - Union Louisiana - Sunshine Bridge
Location: Louisiana, United States
Date Posted: 4/24/2007 9:40:53 PM
Waymark Code: WM1F6N
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member trekinldy59
Views: 130

Long Description:
A Steel Truss Through Deck containing highway LA-70, 4-traffic lanes, containing a daily highway count of 16,000 Vehicles, overall length 8,236 ft., longest span 825 ft., opened August 1964.

The Sunshine Bridge was given its name by then Governor James Davis, who happened to be the author of popular song called "You are my sunshine". This bridge was built as the classic bridge to nowhere, given that there was little population or economic activity on either side of the river. While it looked like the only traffic over the bridge when it was first opened was sugar cane trucks, it was hoped that this would be part of a larger highway project called the Acadian Throughway. Since the bridge opened, the economy in this area has grown by leaps and bounds, largely due to the better transportation.
Parking Coordinates:: N 30° 05.901 W 090° 53.986

Length of Span:
Longest Span 825 Ft. Overall Length 8,236 Ft.


Date Built: Not listed

www: Not listed

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