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Southern - New Basin Canal Bridge

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New Basin Canal - Black Bridge

Hinged lift drawbridge removed

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in March 2013

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BH Photo #284897

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Girder bridge over New Basin Canal on Southern Railway
Location
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Status
Demolished
Railroad
- Southern Railway (SOU)
Design
Girder hinged lift type bascule
Also called
Southern - Black Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.98847, -90.11626   (decimal degrees)
29°59'18" N, 90°06'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/778221/3321009 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Orleans East
Land survey
T. 13 S., R. 11 E.
Elevation
9.3 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 61240 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 8, 2014: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Southern Railway"
  • June 8, 2014: Updated by Don Morrison: Moved coordinates to most likely position
  • June 5, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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Comments 

New Basin Canal - Black Bridge
Posted June 8, 2014, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The bridge was near the Metairie Cemetery, so the pin is in the correct location. 1939 map shows the railroad simply as "Southern".

New Basin Canal - Black Bridge
Posted June 8, 2014, by Don Morrison

There are also a couple of other potential locations further down Pontchartrain Expressway where RRs cross.

New Basin Canal - Black Bridge
Posted June 8, 2014, by Don Morrison

Douglas;

New Basin Canal was filled in during the late 1940s. Pontchartrain Expressway is located over part of it; much of the rest is a green space. I moved the coordinates to the RR crossing of Pontchartrain Expressway, since that appears to be the most likely location.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Basin_Canal