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La. bridges get worse; money gets diverted

1. U.S. 182 in Charenton, 2.4 miles north of La. 3211
Built: 1941
Average daily traffic: 6,200 (2011)
Sufficiency rating: 38.9 percent

2. U.S. 182 over Hanson Canal
Built: 1930
Average daily traffic: 3,500 (2011)
Sufficiency rating: 22.8 percent

3. La. 182 over Atchafalaya River and Berwick Bay
Built: 1933
Average daily traffic: 5,900 (2011)
Sufficiency rating: 6 percent

4. La. 324 over Bayou Teche, west of La. 326
Built: 1941
Average daily traffic: 1,110 (2011)
Sufficiency rating: 27.8 percent

5. La. 87 over a creek, 3.9 miles south of La. 323
Built: 1952
Average daily traffic: 42 (2011)
Sufficiency rating: 43 percent

6. La. 323 over Bayou Teche Oaklawn
Built: 1942
Average daily traffic: 310 (2011)
Sufficiency rating: 22 percent

7. U.S. 90 over Bayou Ramos and local road
Built: 1994
Average daily traffic: 14,760 (2011)
Sufficiency rating: 40 percent

8. U.S. 90 over Bayou Ramos
Built: 1994
Average daily traffic: 14,760 (2011)
Sufficiency rating: 41 percent

9. Parish road over Possum Point Bayou, 2.1 miles south of U.S. 90
Built: 1992
Average daily traffic: 50 (1992)
Sufficiency rating: 48.7 percent

10. Parish road over canal
Built: 1967
Average daily traffic: 200 (1971)
Sufficiency rating: 52.4 percent
11. Parish road over coulee
Built: 1957
Average daily traffic: 1,350 (1971)
Sufficiency rating: 42.3 percent

12. Parish road over Choupique Bayou
Built: 1965
Average daily traffic: 210 (1978)
Sufficiency rating: 48.8 percent

13. Parish road over Vachere Canal
Built: 1958
Average daily traffic: 470 (1971)
Sufficiency rating: 48.8 percent

14. Parish road over Kelly Canal
Built: 1958
Average daily traffic: 210 (1971)
Sufficiency rating: 52.8 percent

A federation of consumer advocacy groups’ federal data show Louisiana has more than 1,800 bridges that need repairs.

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