West Beaver Creek Bridge
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
BH Photo #161346
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.
- Lost Timber stringer bridge over Beaver Creek on Mill Creek Road
- Rapides Parish, Louisiana
- Built 1940, Closed in the 1970s
- - U.S. Army of Washington, D.C.
- Timber stringer
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)
- April 5, 2010: Added by Cliff Darby