Rating:
No votes cast

Natchez Bridge

Photos 

West Approach

Photo taken by David Backlin in December 2008

Enlarge

BH Photo #130501

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Pair of cantilevered through truss bridges over the Mississippi River on US 84/US 425 at Natchez
Location
Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi, and Concordia Parish, Louisiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Original bridge (now westbound) opened September 26, 1940; eastbound span opened June 21, 1988
Design
Cantilevered Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 874.9 ft.
Total length: 4,204.0 ft. (0.8 mi.)
Deck width: 23.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Also called
Natchez-Vidalia Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.55884, -91.41968   (decimal degrees)
31°33'32" N, 91°25'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/649988/3492620 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Natchez
Inventory number
BH 22834 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2014)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 47.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
11,500

Update Log 

  • April 27, 2017: Updated by Roger Collins: Added opening dates.
  • January 14, 2017: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • March 9, 2016: New photo from M. D. Caillet
  • July 6, 2013: New photos from M. D. Caillet
  • March 5, 2012: New photos from Ben Tate
  • April 22, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • February 17, 2010: Updated by Bob Morgan: added map marker
  • December 22, 2008: New photos from David Backlin
  • December 15, 2008: Updated by David Backlin: Added USGS Info

Sources 

  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • Bob Morgan - morgans212 [at] att [dot] net
  • Nathan Holth
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Natchez Bridge
Posted December 17, 2016, by Mike Daffron (daffronmike [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The wife is equally tainted. Any time either of us see a bridge on TV, we holler "Iron Bridge". I Love It!!!

Natchez Bridge
Posted December 17, 2016, by Mike Daffron (daffronmike [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I think I just viewed this bridge in a 2016 horror flick called "The Devil's Dolls". It was filmed in Mississippi.

Natchez Bridge
Posted August 28, 2015, by Jon and Mimi Kallin (Jekallin [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The westbound bridge is currently closed...appears to be undergoing maintenance!

Natchez Bridge
Posted April 3, 2009, by Todd Walker (mrwalk08 [at] aol [dot] com)

Yes, These are great photos. Nothing like seeing large thru trusses in maintained condition, instead of a cable-stay concrete thing going up. Cantilevered trusses are rapidly becoming relics of the past.

Natchez Bridge
Posted April 2, 2009, by Channin Rosenthal

Great photos Jerry!!

Natchez Bridge
Posted January 14, 2009, by .JERRY L. MURPHY (jerry9188 [at] att [dot] net)

PHOTOS TAKEN 11/10/2007