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West Beaver Creek Bridge

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West lost bridge

The National Guard (I think) is installing water and sewer lines, and have cleared the old road. Unsure if they're going to rebuild the two bridges.

Photo taken by Cliff Darby

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BH Photo #161346

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Description 

One of two bridges over Beaver Creek on Mill Creek Road. These bridges were built by the Army prior to World War II to serve as a direct route between Camp Livingston, a major training facility for the war, and the old rifle range to the east. Closed to traffic in the late 70s and destroyed / demolished some time later.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Beaver Creek on Mill Creek Road
Location
Rapides Parish, Louisiana
Status
Lost
History
Built 1940, Closed in the 1970s
Builder
- U.S. Army of Washington, D.C.
Design
Timber stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 20.0 ft.
Total length: 97.1 ft.
Deck width: 19.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.41167, -92.33667   (decimal degrees)
31°24'42" N, 92°20'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/563052/3475416 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Green Gables
Inventory number
BH 44782 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/1991)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 30.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1976)
90

Update Log 

  • April 5, 2010: Added by Cliff Darby

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