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UP - Melville Bridge

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Overview
Warren through truss bridge over Atchafalaya River on Union Pacific Railroad at Melville
Location
Melville, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, and Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1927-1929.
Builder
- Ralph Modjeski of Bochnia, Poland (Chief Engineer)
Railroads
- Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP; MoPac)
- Texas & Pacific Railway (T&P)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Warren through truss
Also called
T&P - Melville Bridge
Atchafalaya Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.69074, -91.73426   (decimal degrees)
30°41'27" N, 91°44'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/621228/3396013 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Melville
Inventory number
BH 47452 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 17, 2017: New photos from Jeff Dubea
  • December 10, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • February 23, 2015: New photos from M. D. Caillet
  • April 2, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Texas & Pacific Railway"
  • April 1, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added Ralph Modjeski as Engineer.
  • August 22, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • November 28, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • September 22, 2012: New photo from Jared Mixson
  • December 29, 2010: Added by Cliff Darby

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