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BNSF - Mermentau River Drawbridge

Photos 

From northwest

Photo taken by Patrick Feller

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #284090

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Facts 

Overview
Pony through plate girder swing bridge over Mermentau River on BNSF Railway
Location
Mermentau, Acadia Parish, Louisiana, and Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1907;
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
- Galveston, Harrisburg, & San Antonio Railroad (GH&SA)
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
Design
Pony plate girder
Also called
Mermentau Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.18922, -92.59106   (decimal degrees)
30°11'21" N, 92°35'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/539366/3339823 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mermentau
Inventory number
BH 53627 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 2, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added build date & builder
  • May 27, 2014: Updated by Patrick Feller: Added category "Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway"
  • May 27, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • May 25, 2014: Updated by Patrick Feller: Added categories "BNSF Railway", "Burlington Northern Railway", "Mermentau River", "Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway"
  • September 25, 2012: Added by Jared Mixson

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