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US90 Calcasieu River Bridge

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US 90 Calcasieu River Bridge

Louisiana

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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BH Photo #288779

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Overview
Lost Bridge over Calcasieu River on US 90, northern approach still intact
Location
Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1916; Replaced 1952
Builders
- Federal Bridge Co. of Waukesha, Wisconsin (Bascule Fabricator)
- Fruin-Conlon Contracting Co. of St. Louis, Missouri (Arch Contractor)
- Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co. of Leavenworth, Kansas (Bascule Erector + Arch Contractor)
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois (Bascule Design)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.22040, -93.25108   (decimal degrees)
30°13'13" N, 93°15'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/475837/3343234 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 55152 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 23, 2016: New photos from Luke
  • September 30, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added builders
  • August 5, 2015: New photo from Luke
  • July 21, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 8, 2013: Added by Jared Mixson

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US90 Calcasieu River Bridge
Posted December 23, 2016, by Keli Rylance (kelerin [at] gmail [dot] com)

& another from the same Employee's Bulletin. Bridge described as reinforced concrete connector of the Old Spanish Trail highway.

US90 Calcasieu River Bridge
Posted December 23, 2016, by Keli Rylance (kelerin [at] gmail [dot] com)

There is a very good description and photographic reproduction of the bridge's bascule section in the January 1917 issue of the Employees' Bulletin of Robert W. Hunt & Company, Engineers. [public domain].