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US171 Moss Bluff Drawbridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in June 2013

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BH Photo #338243

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Warren through truss bridge over English Bayou on US 171
Location
Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana
Status
Removed
History
Built 1923; Replaced 1969
Builders
- J.A.L. Waddell of Port Hope, Canada
- Milwaukee Bridge Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Design
Warren through truss vertical lift
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.27082, -93.17734   (decimal degrees)
30°16'15" N, 93°10'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/482942/3348807 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Moss Bluff
Inventory number
BH 69429 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 2, 2018: Updated by Luke: Noted as highway & added builder
  • June 1, 2018: New photo from Luke
  • September 27, 2015: Updated by Luke: Correct GPS & added railroad from Moss Bluff 1935 Advance Planimetric
  • September 27, 2015: Added by Douglas Butler