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LOAM - Black River Bridge

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L&A - Black River Bridge

Lift bridge removed

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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BH Photo #289184

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Black River on Louisiana & Arkansas RR
Location
Jonesville, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, and Concordia Parish, Louisiana
Status
No longer exists
History
Operations ceased 1985 and likely scrapped at or around that time.
Builders
- Union Bridge & Construction Co. of Kansas City, Missouri
- Waddell & Harrington of Kansas City, Missouri
Railroads
- Louisiana Midland Railway (LOAM)
- Louisiana and Arkansas Railway (LA)
Design
Pratt through truss vertical lift
Also called
L&A - Black River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.61803, -91.81619   (decimal degrees)
31°37'05" N, 91°48'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/612282/3498706 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jonesville South
Inventory number
BH 61917 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 17, 2017: New photo from Jeff Dubea
  • March 31, 2017: New Street View added by Cliff Darby
  • September 12, 2016: New photo from Luke
  • July 24, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added link to railfan site showing a Louisiana Midland train on the bridge
  • July 24, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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Comments 

LOAM - Black River Bridge
Posted March 30, 2017, by Cliff Darby (clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Also, I think the coordinates are inaccurate for this former bridge. If you look at Google Earth, the old rail bed and the old piers are significantly north of where the marker is placed.

LOAM - Black River Bridge
Posted February 19, 2017, by Cliff Darby (clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

As is the case west at little river, the piers still exist in the river.