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Old US 11 West Pearl River Bridge

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Description 

This bridge carried the original routing of US 90 before it was relocated to the current alignment via Pearlington, MS in 1937. It then carried US 11, which was extended over former US 90 south from its original end at Santa Rosa, MS through Pearl River and Slidell, LA. US 11 was moved onto the more direct I-59 routing sometime after its completion in 1964. Due to its unsafe condition, the old bridge was initially closed to traffic then reopened due to local demand. After being closed again in 1968, the state made repairs to keep it in use until an additional interchange on I-55 better serving the town of Pearl River was built in 1971. The bridge was likely demolished soon afterward. [Source for most of the above info is the "U.S. Route 11 in Louisiana" article on Wikipedia.]

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Pearl River on Old US 11 (originally US 90)
Location
Pearl River, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana
Status
Removed
History
Opened to traffic in November 1926; likely demolished around 1971
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.38568, -89.73830   (decimal degrees)
30°23'08" N, 89°44'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/236874/3364705 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 44494 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 27, 2017: Updated by Roger Collins: Added opening date and details to description.
  • March 28, 2016: Updated by Jared Rainer: Included more specific information
  • March 18, 2010: Added by Jared Rainer

Sources 

  • Jared Rainer - chumrain [at] att [dot] net
  • Jared Mixson