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Old Bayou Manchac Bridge

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Description 

Built by the Vincennes Bridge Co. for about $25,000 and completed near the end of 1918, replacing a rope ferry at the same location. Carried the Jefferson Highway auto trail, which became part of US 61 in 1926. Replaced in 1931 by the current bridge on what is now LA 73 as part of improvements relating to the construction of the New Orleans-Baton Rouge Airline Highway.

Facts 

Overview
Lost bridge over Bayou Manchac on Old Jefferson Highway (former US 61)
Location
Ascension Parish, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, and Ascension Parish, Louisiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1918; replaced 1931
Builder
- Vincennes Bridge Co. of Vincennes, Indiana
Design
Steel swing span
Also called
Hope Villa Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.34382, -90.98330   (decimal degrees)
30°20'38" N, 90°58'60" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/693852/3358607 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 88419 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 3, 2020: Added by Roger Collins

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