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SP - Calcasieu River Bridge

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L&A - Calcasieu River Bridge

Swing bridge in the middle of 2 fixed trusses

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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BH Photo #283976

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I contacted a librarian of Lake Charles LA. Proof that this bridge was used by the Southern Pacific Railroad which was destroyed by a storm years ago.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over the Calcasieu River on Southern Pacific Railroad
Location
Moss Bluff, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana
Status
Destroyed by severe weather
Railroad
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
Design
Through truss swing
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.23810, -93.24663   (decimal degrees)
30°14'17" N, 93°14'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/476270/3345195 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Moss Bluff
Inventory number
BH 61023 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 2, 2018: New photo from Luke
  • September 27, 2015: Updated by Luke: GPS fix based on 1935 Advance Planimetric
  • May 22, 2014: Updated by Patrick Feller: Added category "Questionable"
  • May 21, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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L&A - Calcasieu River Bridge
Posted May 22, 2014, by Patrick Feller (nakrnsm [at] aol [dot] com)

The bridge is currently shown at a location where there is no railroad crossing.

What evidence is there for the existence and location of this bridge? Might it be the bridge already listed, on the river, just north of I-10?

L&A - Calcasieu River Bridge
Posted May 21, 2014, by Don Morrison

A bridge similar to this is at 30.238183, -93.246938, but one truss has been replaced with a girder span. Could this be the correct location of this bridge?