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Old Dorcheat Bayou Bridge

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Photo taken in July 2017

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BH Photo #398865

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Description 

Opened to traffic around May 1923. Served as part of the Dixie Overland Highway, which became US 80 in 1926. US 79 was added to the route upon its designation in 1933.

The bridge was bypassed by the current spans on the relocation of US 79/80 in March 1954.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Dorcheat Bayou on former US 79 / US 80
Location
Minden, Webster Parish, Louisiana
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built 1923; bypassed 1954
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.59822, -93.33369   (decimal degrees)
32°35'54" N, 93°20'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/468687/3606796 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Minden South
Inventory number
BH 78041 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 26, 2020: Updated by Roger Collins: Added dates and description text.
  • May 29, 2018: New Street View added by Luke
  • August 9, 2017: New Street View added by Cliff Darby
  • July 30, 2017: Updated by M. D. Caillet: Added categories "Minden, Louisiana", "Dixie Overland Highway", "Old US 80", "Old US 79", "Bypassed"

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