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Benton Ferry Bridge (1894)

Map 

Description 

The first bridge across the Amite River at Denham Springs was made of heart cypress at a cost of $3,012. It was replaced with a steel bridge in 1918.

Facts 

Overview
Lost timber bridge over Amite River on Benton's Ferry Road (now US 190)
Location
Livingston Parish, Louisiana, and East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1894; replaced 1918
Builder
- T. W. Young
Dimensions
Total length: 512.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.46681, -90.98855   (decimal degrees)
30°28'01" N, 90°59'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/693104/3372232 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 88561 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 17, 2020: Added by Roger Collins

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