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Caddo Lake Bridge

Photos 

Overview

This photo from Darren Guin shows the bridge before it was made obsolete by a new parallel bridge

BH Photo #103361

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Vertical lift bridge over Caddo Lake on LA 538 at Mooringsport
Location
Caddo Parish, Louisiana
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1914; lift mechanism disabled in the 1940s; replacement bridge built 1994; rehabilitated and reopened as a pedestrian bridge in 1995
Builders
- Midland Bridge Co. of Kansas City, Missouri
- Waddell & Harrington of Kansas City, Missouri
Design
Vertical lift Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 95.0 ft.
Total length: 575.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.69609, -93.95787   (decimal degrees)
32°41'46" N, 93°57'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/410212/3618002 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mooringsport
Inventory number
BH 18979 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 13, 2010: New Street View added by Craig Philpott
  • February 26, 2008: New photo from Wayne Kizziar
  • December 19, 2005: Posted photos from Wayne Kizziar

Sources 

Comments 

Caddo Lake Bridge
Posted January 8, 2009, by Darren Guin (caddobridg [at] aol [dot] com)

Web site for The Historic Caddo Lake Drawbridge:

http://www.caddolakedrawbridge.com/

Caddo Lake Bridge
Posted February 5, 2008, by Some Guy

This bridge two that was designed by Waddell & Harrington.

The only other bridge like this is the ASB (Armour-Swift-Burlington) Bridge in Kansas City.