Old US 90 Sabine Swamp Trestle
Photo taken by Patrick Feller
License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)
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BH Photo #309758
One mile long wooden bridge on Old US 90 in the former East Orange, Louisiana. Construction began on January 30, 1926. Opened to traffic on November 11, 1927 along with the Sabine Memorial Bridge across the Sabine River at the Texas-Louisiana state line. Bypassed as a through route when US 90 was relocated further north in 1954.
The bridge was set on fire in 1973, leaving the approach to the former Sabine River bridge and the East Orange area inaccessible by land. More information and photos are available here: http://www.texasfreeway.com/Other/Louisiana/Historic/abandon... and here: http://www.houstonfreeways.com/modern/2005-04-23_old_us_90_b...
- Lost timber stringer bridge over Sabine River Swamp on Old US 90
- Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana
- Destroyed by fire
- Built in 1927; destroyed by fire in 1973
- - W.H. Smith Jr. of Alexandria, LA (wooden pilings)
- Timber stringer
- Also called
- Burned-Out Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +30.09986, -93.69996 (decimal degrees)
30°05'59" N, 93°41'60" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 15/432557/3330056 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 47570 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- February 18, 2020: Updated by Roger Collins: Changed to name as appears in period news articles.
- April 27, 2017: Updated by Roger Collins: Added dates of existence.
- August 9, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
- December 14, 2014: Photo imported by Patrick Feller
- January 8, 2011: Added by Jared Rainer