433 F2d 386 Cookmeyer v. Louisiana Department of Highways
433 F.2d 386
Eugene N. COOKMEYER, Plaintiff-Appellant,
LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS, Defendant-Appellee.
No. 29546 Summary Calendar.*
United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.
October 27, 1970.
Gerald P. Webre, Leonard A. Calcagno, Metairie, La., for plaintiff-appellant.
Philip K. Jones, Norman L. Sisson, Baton Rouge, La., Jesse S. Guillot, New Orleans, La., for defendant-appellee.
Before WISDOM, COLEMAN, and SIMPSON, Circuit Judges.
The plaintiff-appellant fell from his motorcycle while crossing a pontoon bridge on a state highway. He sued the state department of highways for injuries thus sustained. The District Court held that it lacked admiralty jurisdiction because the structure was, in fact, a bridge and not a vessel.
The decision of the District Court is reported, 309 F.Supp. 881 (E.D., La., 1970).
We affirm on the published opinion of the court below.