Old Highway 1 Bridge
Photo taken by Cliff Darby
BH Photo #384887
The bridge was built c.1932 as part of a paving project on LA Highway 20, which ran from Alexandria to Shreveport and was one of the original state highways designated in 1921. After the system was renumbered in 1955, it served as part of LA 1 until the highway was moved onto a new, straighter alignment between Boyce and Lena in 1963. The old route followed the Texas & Pacific (now Union Pacific) Railroad closer to the Red River. The replacement bridge (presumably built in 1963, but an unknown source cites 1969) was itself replaced by the current span in 2013.
Sources: 1932 construction date based on comparison of surfacing shown on 1931 and 1932 state highway maps and identical state project # for paving project and bridge project. 1963 realignment based on bridge/drain dates from UglyBridges.com and comparison of 1963 and 1964 state highway maps. Date for current 2013 span from UglyBridges.com.
- Abandoned Warren deck truss bridge over Bayou Jean de Jean on former LA 1
- Rapides Parish, Louisiana
- Built c1932; Abandoned 1960s
- Warren deck truss
- Also called
- Bayou Jean de Jean Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +31.39316, -92.68903 (decimal degrees)
31°23'35" N, 92°41'21" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 15/529564/3473217 (zone/easting/northing)
- Inventory number
- BH 76354 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- October 9, 2017: Updated by Cliff Darby: Added category "Built during 1930s"
- October 3, 2017: Updated by Roger Collins: Updated description (clarified some dates).
- September 15, 2017: Updated by Cliff Darby: Bridge is actually a deck truss structure
- March 31, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Fence guardrail"
- March 31, 2017: Updated by Cliff Darby: Added category "LA 1"