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Tioga Bridge

Photo 

South Approach

Photo taken by David Backlin in December 2010

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BH Photo #189465

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Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Union Pacific (formerly Missouri Pacific) at Tioga on US 71
Location
Tioga, Rapides Parish, Louisiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1931, replaced 2018
Railroads
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Steel stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 65.9 ft.
Total length: 212.0 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Skew angle
60 degrees
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.37278, -92.43556   (decimal degrees)
31°22'22" N, 92°26'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/553674/3471053 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Alexandria
Land survey
T. 5 N., R. 1 W., Sec. 35
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
6,600
Inventory number
BH 44251 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 2 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • May 27, 2018: Updated by Cliff Darby: Bridge is being replaced.
  • January 4, 2018: Updated by Cliff Darby: Bridge is scheduled for replacement in 2018.
  • September 11, 2017: Updated by Cliff Darby: Added categories "Missouri Pacific Railroad", "Union Pacific Railroad"
  • May 12, 2016: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Fence guardrail"
  • December 1, 2010: New photo from David Backlin
  • April 6, 2010: New Street View added by Cliff Darby
  • February 25, 2010: Added by Cliff Darby

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Comments 

Tioga Bridge
Posted September 11, 2017, by Cliff Darby (clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Someone better versed in the Jefferson Highway please chime in. This bridge was built in 1931 on US 71 / SR 1, which was designated on the Jefferson Highway. Therefore, is this considered a part of the Jefferson Highway, or since it was built after the route was numbered, it is NOT part of the Jefferson Highway?