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KCS - Cross Bayou "A" Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken July 2004 by Wayne Kizziar

BH Photo #103376

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Waddell "A" truss bridge over Cross Bayou on the Kansas City Southern Railroad in Shreveport, near Spring Street. One of only 2 surviving Waddell "A" truss bridges in the US, the Linn Creek Bridge in Missouri being the other.
Location
Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana
Status
Abandoned
History
Originally built in 1890 over the Arkansas River in Oklahoma. Re-erected over Cross Bayou adjacent to downtown Shreveport in 1926. Used by KCS into the 1980's.
Railroad
- Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS)
Design
Waddell "A" through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 127.0 ft.
Total length: 490.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 23, 1995
Also called
KCS - Waddell "A" Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.51962, -93.74991   (decimal degrees)
32°31'11" N, 93°44'60" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/429568/3598282 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bossier City
Elevation
145 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
NRHP 95000347 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 18982 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 24, 2015: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • February 5, 2014: New photo from Bryce Denny
  • March 25, 2010: New photos from David Backlin
  • March 23, 2010: Updated by Cliff Darby: Added Street View
  • March 29, 2009: Updated by Curtis Lee: updated historical info, coordinates, altitude, NRHP, etc.
  • October 12, 2008: Updated by Wayne Kizziar

Sources 

Comments 

KCS - Cross Bayou "A" Bridge
Posted July 10, 2017, by kenneth (supernova_2010us [at] hotmail [dot] com)

its definatly abandoned. ive lived there my whole life and never seen a train crossing it nor running on that same line through downtown

Cross Bayou Bridge
Posted October 11, 2008, by Mackenzie Rudd (lettuce404 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The bridge is no longer used. The Caddo St. crossing leads away from the bridge and the Thatcher St. crossing is just barley existant. The condition should be downgraded to "abandoned".