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Pointe a la Hache Ferry

Photos 

Photo taken on December 2008

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BH Photo #255106

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Ferry across Mississippi River
Location
Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Structural concerns caused the ferry to close January 2013, but in May 2013, it reopened but only to light passenger vehicles and pickup trucks.
History
Opened in 1933 as a toll ferry (now a free ferry). This is the last crossing on the Mississippi River.
Design
Ferry crossing
Also called
Pointe a la Hache-West Pointe a la Hache Ferry
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.57294, -89.79585   (decimal degrees)
29°34'23" N, 89°47'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/229144/3274728 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pointe a la Hache
Inventory number
BH 56434 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Available for reuse (218)
Built 1933 (595)
Built during 1930s (10,691)
Ferry (120)
Louisiana (659)
Open (36,893)
Owned by county (18,923)
Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana (10)

Update Log 

  • May 31, 2013: Added by M. D. Caillet