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Y&VM - Tangipahoa River Bridge

Photos 

Side view

Photo taken by James Baughn in February 2015

Enlarge

BH Photo #316740

Map 

Street View 

Description 

The bridge was constructed by the Louisville Bridge and Iron Company in 1884 and was shipped to Robert in 1906 when work started on The Baton Rouge Hammond and Eastern (BRH&E)

* Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad (Y&VM) operated the line until 1934. (Illinois Central Railroad did not take control of the Y&MV until 1945/46 - well after the line was sold)

* Natalbany Lumber Company leased the line from 1934 to 1939

* Gaylord purchased line and used it to haul pulpwood from 1939 to 1969.

* The track was removed in 1973.

* The bridge collapsed in 2015 and was removed in July 2016.

Facts 

Overview
Truss bridge over Tangipahoa River on Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad (Y&VM)
Location
Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana
Status
Collapsed in 2015, Removed in Aug 2016
Builder
- Louisville Bridge & Iron Co. of Louisville, Kentucky
Railroads
- Baton Rouge, Hammond & Eastern Railroad (BRH&E)
- Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad (Y&MV)
Design
Pin-connected Warren through truss
Also called
IC - Tangipahoa River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.50652, -90.36178   (decimal degrees)
30°30'23" N, 90°21'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/753191/3377873 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Robert
Inventory number
BH 53275 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 7, 2016: Updated by Matt Anderson: Demolished AUG 2016
  • February 21, 2015: New photos from James Baughn
  • August 27, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Illinois Central Railroad", "Railroad"
  • August 27, 2012: Added by Jared Mixson

Sources 

Comments 

Y&VM - Tangipahoa River Bridge
Posted April 17, 2017, by Jared M.

Good timing on getting those photos. I guess the wood pilings gave out. It looked like the steel was still good.

IC - Tangipahoa River Bridge
Posted February 11, 2015, by Zachary S

Definitely looks like it to me. I can make out pins and eyebars in the street view.

IC - Tangipahoa River Bridge
Posted February 10, 2015, by James Baughn (webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com)

Am I seeing things? This sure looks like a pin-connected Warren railroad truss.