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Logansport Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by David Backlin in November 2013

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BH Photo #271852

Map 

Description 

Replaced an earlier bridge built in 1898 and destroyed by fire on August 2, 1934. A temporary bridge was installed days later. The permanent bridge began construction in December 1935 and cost $136,000 (split between the highway departments of Texas and Louisiana).

The bridge was officially opened to traffic on December 17, 1936. It served as part of US 84 until being demolished in 2016 to accommodate construction of the westbound span of its replacement, which was completed in May 2017.

Facts 

Overview
Haunched deck plate girder bridge over Sabine River on US 84 at Logansport
Location
Logansport, De Soto Parish, Louisiana, and Shelby County, Texas
History
Built 1936; replaced 2016
Builders
- John F. Buckner of Cleburn, Texas (Contractor)
- Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. of Roanoke, Virginia (Fabricator) [also known as Virginia Bridge Co.]
Design
Haunched deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 125.0 ft.
Total length: 873.1 ft.
Deck width: 23.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.97233, -94.00623   (decimal degrees)
31°58'20" N, 94°00'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/404925/3537811 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Logansport West
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
12,600
Inventory number
BH 19000 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2015)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 14.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 5, 2020: Updated by Roger Collins: Added dates and description text.
  • March 5, 2016: Updated by David Backlin: Updated status to Lost/Replaced per Facebook post
  • January 21, 2016: Updated by David Backlin: Closed pending demolition & replacement
  • January 13, 2014: Updated by David Backlin: Updated Status to Doomed
  • December 11, 2013: New photo from David Backlin
  • May 3, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • May 3, 2009: Added by Rick Mattioni

Sources 

  • Rick Mattioni
  • HAER TX-47 - Sabine River Bridge, Spanning Sabine River at U.S. Route 84, Joaquin vicinity, Shelby County, TX
  • Nathan Holth
  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net

Comments 

Logansport Bridge
Posted January 21, 2019, by Sandra Saffel Angulo (yellowroselv55 [at] aol [dot] com )

So enjoy the pictures. My father was supt. For construction of the bridge and lived in Logansport. I was born in Logansport in February 1937. When all was done, we returned to Texas and Charles R Saffel continued building roads and bridges.

Sabine River Bridge
Posted April 18, 2014, by Brad Smith (gaberdine [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Construction of replacement in process.