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UP - Red River Bridge

Photo 

UP Red River Bridge

Louisiana

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in March 2013

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BH Photo #292662

Map 

Description 

Crosses the Red River near the VA medical Center and arrives just behind Diamond Jack's Casino

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Red River on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, and Bossier Parish, Louisiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1907
Builder
- Julius Schaub (Consulting Engineer)
Railroads
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
- St. Louis Southwestern Railway (SSW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Pennsylvania through truss
Also called
Spring Street Bridge
Cotton Belt - Red River Bridge
SP - Red River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.50892, -93.72469   (decimal degrees)
32°30'32" N, 93°43'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/431929/3597079 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bossier City
Inventory number
BH 49735 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 2, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • August 31, 2014: New Street View added by Luke
  • August 30, 2014: Updated by Luke: Corrected RR info
  • August 30, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 26, 2011: Added by Brad Smith

Sources 

  • Brad Smith - gaberdine [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke

Comments 

UP - Red River Bridge
Posted July 2, 2019, by Brien Kautzer (kautzerb [at] bellsouth [dot] net)

From my research this bridge was opened in 1907 and built by the Cotton Belt Railroad according to Eric J Brock's book "Shreveport in Vintage Postcards".

UP - Red River Bridge
Posted August 2, 2017, by kenneth (supernova_2010us [at] hotmail [dot] com)

i agree it is one of two swing bridges. i saw them both open when they moved the riverboat casinos here

UP Red River Bridge
Posted February 15, 2014, by Bryce Denny

This bridge is a swing bridge.