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UP - Houma Lift Bridge

Photos 

Looking east

Photo taken by Jann Mayer in June 2009

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #241012

Map 

Description 

The bridge was moved to Freeport, TX, by barge along the Intracoastal Waterway to replace a deteriorating structure there. The span was moved intact.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Intracoastal Waterway on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Houma, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana
Status
Removed and relocated to Freeport, Texas, in late 2010
History
Built in 1982 to replace an earlier swing bridge. Abandoned in 1991 and moved to Freeport, TX in 2010
Builder
- Modjeski & Masters of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania (Design)
Railroad
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Warren through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 258.0 ft.
Total length: 258.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.58145, -90.71702   (decimal degrees)
29°34'53" N, 90°43'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/721136/3274584 (zone/easting/northing)
Elevation
4 ft. above sea level
Inventory numer
BH 53783 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 5, 2012: Updated by Jann Mayer: Added categories "Navigable waterway", "Relocated", "Union Pacific Railroad"

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Jann Mayer - jannmayer [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

Houma Railroad Bridge
Posted August 14, 2014, by Scott (scgordon [at] modjeski [dot] com)

I have been with Modjeski and Masters for almost 15 years now. At the time the bridge was relocated I was on the Galveston Causeway Vertical Lift Bridge Replacement project. I had several photos of the Bridge as it was being transported to Freeport, TX.

This is a link to the Modjeski and Masters, Inc. video about the project.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=907sjacNdGw