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Phillips Bridge

Photos 

Looking NW

Photo taken by David Backlin in November 2015

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BH Photo #340931

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete rigid frame bridge over Bayou Desiard on Deborah Drive in Monroe
Location
Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana
Status
Closed to all traffic since 1999
History
Built 1918 to replace a dilapidated steel structure built in 1897 on Monroe-to-Farmerville Road. Bridge was named after Ouachita Parish Police Jury President Charles W. Phillips.
Builder
- J. H. Scruggins Construction Co.
Design
10-span concrete rigid frame
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 36.0 ft.
Total length: 359.8 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Bayou Desiard Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.53833, -92.08000   (decimal degrees)
32°32'18" N, 92°04'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/586388/3600481 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Monroe North
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
300
Inventory number
BH 19090 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2012)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 33.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • November 6, 2015: New photos from David Backlin
  • September 14, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added alternate name.
  • April 4, 2010: Updated by Cliff Darby: Added Street View

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Comments 

Phillips Bridge
Posted June 5, 2017, by Cliff Darby (clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Interesting if the date is accurate. State Route 14 was designated in the 20s, which was the predecessor to US 165. Which would mean this bridge predates the state highway, but likely carried the highway once it was designated. Would like to hear from locals on this one (as y'all are aware I'm fascinated with US 165 / SR 14)