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IC - Tangipahoa River Bridge


Side view

Photo taken by James Baughn in February 2015


BH Photo #316740


Street View 


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.


Truss bridge over Tangipahoa River on Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad (Y&VM)
Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana
Collapsed in 2015, Removed in Aug 2016
- Louisville Bridge & Iron Co. of Louisville, Kentucky
- Baton Rouge, Hammond & Eastern Railroad (BRH&E)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC; ICG (1972-1988))
- Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad (Y&MV)
Pin-connected Warren through truss
Also called
Y&VM - 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:
Inventory number
BH 53275 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 25, 2018: New photo from James Rhed
  • 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



Y&VM - Tangipahoa River Bridge
Posted March 23, 2018, by Benjamin (indyberryfarms [at] gmail [dot] com)

there is bridge similar to this (on the same abandoned line) still standing across the Tchefuncte River. It's about 11.5 miles to the East. It can be seen from the US.190 bridge. It's not as long as the lost one, however.

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.