Rating:
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Tioga Bridge

Photo 

South Approach

Photo taken by David Backlin in December 2010

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BH Photo #189465

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Union Pacific (formerly Missouri Pacific) at Tioga on US 71
Location
Tioga, Rapides Parish, Louisiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1931
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
Inventory number
BH 44251 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2014)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 2.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
6,600

Update Log 

  • 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?