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UP - Red River Bridge

Photos 

RR brdge

Photo taken by Cliff Darby in January 2010

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BH Photo #158692

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Built as a swing bridge by the Missouri Pacific railroad, this bridge was converted to a vertical-lift bridge at some time after 1971. Union Pacific now uses this bridge on the Monroe Subdivision.

Facts 

Overview
Vertical Lift Warren truss bridge over Red River on Missouri Pacific Railroad
Location
Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Lift Span - Warren Truss with verticals
South Approach Spans - Warren Truss
North Approach span - Deck Plate Girder
Also called
MoPac - Red River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.33354, -92.45440   (decimal degrees)
31°20'01" N, 92°27'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/551904/3466695 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Alexandria
Inventory number
BH 44536 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 19, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 10, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • June 3, 2010: Updated by Cliff Darby: Refined design
  • March 25, 2010: New photos from Cliff Darby
  • March 22, 2010: Added by Cliff Darby

Sources 

  • Cliff Darby - clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

Missouri Pacific Red River Bridge
Posted October 10, 2012, by Greg Hill (ghill1975la [at] gmail [dot] com)

Interesting note about this bridge: While I can find no information on the internet about it, I was living in the area at the time this bridge was converted from a swing-type structure to the lift-style it is today. The lift truss was floated in and the conversion was done quickly, to limit the disruption in rail traffic.