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UP - Morley Lift Bridge


Morley Railroad Bridge

Photo taken by Kris Cook

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BH Photo #239513


Street View 


Bridge over Port Allen Canal on Union Pacific Railroad
Morley, West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
Open to traffic
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Texas & Pacific Railway (T&P)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.39510, -91.32328   (decimal degrees)
30°23'42" N, 91°19'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/661082/3363760 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 53278 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 9, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • November 27, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • November 27, 2016: New photo from C Hanchey
  • September 9, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 17, 2012: New photo from Jared Mixson
  • August 27, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Edited type: Bridge is a vertical lift through truss.
  • August 27, 2012: Added by Jared Mixson



UP - Morley Lift Bridge
Posted April 24, 2020, by donnie jones (djmgdl [at] me [dot] com)

I worked in the signal department for TP, MP, and UP. In the early '70s I believe, a freight train went off the tracks into the canal and killed the engineer and brakeman. A signalman in the Fort Worth signal shop built a system of insuring that the rails were aligned before the trains could proceed across the bridge. His name was Jimmy Burger. That is what happened. The train had a clear signal without the bridge being in proper position.