I'm planning a bike route from the Audubon Bridge to Lafayette, LA as part of a longer trip, the rest of which I've figured out already. I really don't want to take the massive Southern Tier detour which the ASA publishes, so I planned this:
1. Cross the Atchafalaya on US-190
2. Bike along LA-3174 to Spillway Rd or Bayou Gerimond Rd
3. Cross to Arnaudville on LA-686
4. Bike into Lafayatte on LA-31 and LA-354
I've driven across the 190 bridge over the Atchafalaya multiple times in a car, and it does have a repair lane, if I remember correctly, but everyone I've talked-to seems to hate it. Apart from being so close to all the traffic, is there a special reason for avoiding this particular bridge?
Also, I've driven Spillway Rd in a car before, and I know that both it and Bayou Germimond are gravel roads.