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Liberty Bayou Bridge

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Liberty Bayou Bridge

Replaced

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in June 2013

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BH Photo #291719

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Description 

This wooden swing bridge is hand operated cranked when opening of the bridge by swinging aside for marine traffic.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete stringer wooden bridge over Liberty Bayou on Louisiana Route 433
Location
Madisonville, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built in 1941; replaced 1980
Design
Concrete stringer wooden swing
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.26796, -89.84414   (decimal degrees)
30°16'05" N, 89°50'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/226373/3351902 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Slidell
Inventory number
BH 62620 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 18, 2017: Updated by Douglas Butler: Image
  • August 21, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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Liberty Bayou Bridge
Posted March 1, 2017, by Don Morrison

This article:

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2010/06/bayou_liberty...

...states that a wooden, hand cranked swing bridge was built at this location in 1941, and replaced by a pontoon bridge in the early 80s, which was in turn replaced with the current bridge around 2009.

Liberty Bayou Bridge
Posted February 28, 2017, by Douglas Butler

Is this hand cranked operating bridge is the right location?