Rating:
3 votes

Sarto Bridge

Photos 

East approach

Photo taken by John T. Dauzat

Enlarge

BH Photo #167189

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Queenpost through truss swing bridge over Bayou des Glaises on Pedestrian Pathway
Location
Big Bend, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1916 for $5,375; ceased operation for boats ca. 1930; closed to traffic in 1988; Converted for pedestrian use 2011.
Builder
- Austin Brothers Bridge Co. of Dallas Texas/Atlanta, Georgia
Design
Queenpost through truss swing bridge
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 127.0 ft.
Total length: 275.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 21, 1989
Also called
Sarto Old Iron Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.07387, -91.79260   (decimal degrees)
31°04'26" N, 91°47'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/615180/3438414 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Big Bend
Inventory numbers
NRHP 89002027 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 45436 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 12, 2018: Updated by Nathan Holth: Corrected truss design, added history and estimated dimensions.
  • January 8, 2018: Updated by Dana and Kay Klein: Added category "Othmar H Ammann Award winner"
  • December 27, 2017: Updated by Dana and Kay Klein: Added category "Othmar H. Ammann Nominee"
  • December 5, 2017: Updated by Luke: Noted that bridge is open to pedestrians
  • December 4, 2017: New photos from Cliff Darby
  • August 24, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • June 6, 2010: New photos from John T. Dauzat
  • May 31, 2010: New Street View added by Cliff Darby
  • May 31, 2010: Added by John T. Dauzat

Sources 

  • Cliff Darby - clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • John T. Dauzat - jtdauzat [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke
  • What is the Sarto Bridge? Historical Marker - The Sarto Old Iron Bridge was built in response to flood problems in northeast Avoyelles Parish during the early part of the twentieth century. (A historical marker located in Big Bend in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana.)
  • Sarto Old Iron Bridge Historical Marker - The Sarto Old Iron Bridge, built in 1916, is a steel truss bridge traversing Bayou des Glaises in the rural community of Big Bend. (A historical marker located in Big Bend in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana.)
  • Nathan Holth

Comments 

Sarto Bridge
Posted March 12, 2018, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

NRHP Nomination plus 1979 State Survey form attached as single PDF here.

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