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Bayou Macon Bridge


West end of Martin Rd. bridge.

Jess Kilgore

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BH Photo #420249



Through truss bridge over Bayou Macon on Martin Road
Franklin Parish, Louisiana, and Madison Parish, Louisiana
The west approach has collapsed into Bayou Macon.
Built 1964
Parker through truss
Length of largest span: 222.0 ft.
Total length: 433.9 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.38500, -91.47500   (decimal degrees)
32°23'06" N, 91°28'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/643446/3584133 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Land survey
T. 16 N., R. 10 E., Sec. 7
Inventory number
BH 19007 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 30, 2018: Photo imported by Jess Kilgore


Bayou Macon Bridge
Posted March 30, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

NBI shows open in 2000, closed in 2004.

Bayou Macon Bridge
Posted March 30, 2018, by Jess Kilgore

As you can see, the bridge is closed to all traffic. It is not intact, as the west end of the bridge collapsed. It appears to have been closed many years. Such a shame to see such a beautiful bridge go to waste.

Bayou Macon Bridge
Posted October 31, 2017, by Cliff Darby (clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Wish I was closer and could check out this bridge! IDK if it is open or not; Historic Aerials seems to show it open in 1994. Hard to tell after that. Seems like an odd place to build a bridge in the 1960s, though I suppose I could see a need for a cut-across between 17 and 577.