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Horace Wilkinson Bridge


Approaching westbound

Photo taken by John T. Dauzat


BH Photo #164197

Street Views 


Cantilevered polygonal Warren through truss bridge over Mississippi River on I-10 in Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, and West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
Open to traffic
Built 1968
Polygonal Warren through truss with all verticals
Length of largest span: 1,234.6 ft.
Total length: 4,548.7 ft. (0.9 mi.)
Deck width: 80.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.0 ft.
Also called
Mississippi River I-10 Bridge, Mississippi River Bridge, New Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.43833, -91.19667   (decimal degrees)
30°26'18" N, 91°11'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/673171/3368738 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Baton Rouge West
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory number
BH 19002 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 77.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • November 18, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • January 10, 2017: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • September 19, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • October 5, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • October 9, 2012: New photo from Jared Mixson
  • March 5, 2012: New photos from Ben Tate
  • September 17, 2011: New photo from Luke Harden
  • September 17, 2011: New Street View added by Cliff Darby
  • May 5, 2010: New photos from John T. Dauzat
  • October 6, 2008: New photo from David Backlin

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Horace Wilkinson Bridge
Posted September 25, 2019, by John Branam (jbranam [at] gmail [dot] com)

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Posted May 9, 2016, by gfalcon (geofffalcon [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge has a weird aspect to it.... all of the eastern approaches, on-ramps, and elevated roadways were of a steel stringer construction. But on the west side of the bridge, all of those approaches and on-ramps utilized the newer prestressed concrete girder technology. Makes me wonder if the western portion of the bridge (Port Allen side) was the last part of the bridge to be built.

Horace Wilkinson Bridge
Posted August 14, 2014, by Ella C. Crochet (ellacrochet [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The bridge is named after my grandfather Horace Wilkinson, Jr. and his son. Horace Wilkinson, III. My grandfather served in the Louisiana Legislature and my uncle served as a senator.

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Posted March 6, 2012, by Jared (albermarle52 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

FYI it's the tallest bridge on the Mississippi.

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Posted September 19, 2011, by John Goold (BlueWilliamus [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I did the same on the Hulton Bridge Saturday

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Posted September 18, 2011, by Cliff Darby (clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I drove to B.R. and back Friday. Sat on top of this bridge in rush hour traffic. To feel it flex and vibrate is awe-inspiring. Engineering marvel.

Bridge Name
Posted August 8, 2010, by Jared (albermarle52 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

It's named the Horace Wilkinson Bridge.

Mississippi River I-10 Bridge
Posted June 23, 2009, by Micheal Graham (swamppirate967 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Is there somebodys name attached to this bridge or whom is it named after?

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Posted August 22, 2007, by Frank Sellke (franksellke [at] brueckenweb [dot] de)

a photo