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Old Amite River Bridge

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Description 

The bridge opened on September 30, 1933, replacing a ferry that operated here. It was built from two old, abandoned bridges: a swing span from 1916 that crossed the Bayou Manchac on Jefferson Highway (then US-61, now LA-73) and a fixed span that crossed the Amite River on US-190 on the Baton Rouge-Hammond Highway (present-day Florida Blvd.). The bridge collapsed August 3, 1959 when a truck loaded with logs drove on it.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Amite River at Port Vincent on LA-42
Location
Ascension Parish, Livingston Parish, Louisiana, and Ascension Parish, Louisiana
Status
Collapsed
History
Collapsed 1959
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.33194, -90.85167   (decimal degrees)
30°19'55" N, 90°51'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/706532/3357524 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
French Settlement
Inventory number
BH 57747 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 24, 2013: Updated by M. D. Caillet: Added categories "Abandoned", "Amite River"