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ML&T - Big Choctaw Bayou Bridge

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ML&T - Choctaw Bayou Bridge

LA

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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BH Photo #289005

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Big Choctaw Bayou on ML&T RR
Location
Locust Ridge, Tensas Parish, Louisiana
Status
Demolished
Builder
- Waddell & Harrington of Kansas City, Missouri
Railroad
- Morgan's Louisiana & Texas Railroad & Steamship Co. (ML&T)
Design
Deck plate girder vertical lift
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.88238, -91.33375   (decimal degrees)
31°52'57" N, 91°20'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/657596/3528609 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 61834 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 18, 2016: New photos from Dave King
  • July 23, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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Comments 

ML&T - Big Choctaw Bayou Bridge
Posted August 13, 2016, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Big Choctaw Bayou is in Tensas Parish but I don't find any ID for the rails in the area.

ML&T - Big Choctaw Bayou Bridge
Posted August 12, 2016, by Douglas Butler

I'm trying to figure out where this lift bridge at if it's removed or still in operation here is the actual pictures from bridge engineering book from JAL Waddell