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Old US 11 East Pearl River Bridge

Photos 

Pearl River Bridge

Pearl River Bridge in 1930, from State Library of Louisiana

Photo Taken in 1930, State Library of Louisiana

View this photo at state.lib.la.us

BH Photo #255097

Map 

Description 

This bridge carried the original routing of US 90 across the Louisiana/Mississippi state line before it was relocated to the current alignment via Pearlington, MS in 1937. It then carried US 11, which was extended over former US 90 south from its original end at Santa Rosa, MS through Pearl River and Slidell, LA. US 11 was moved onto the more direct I-59 routing sometime after its completion in 1964. The old bridge continued to be locally maintained until its removal sometime after 1972. The approach road on the Louisiana side is now an access road for the Pearl River Wildlife Management Area, while the Mississippi side is largely closed and abandoned. [Source for most of the above info is the "U.S. Route 11 in Louisiana" article on Wikipedia.]

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Pearl River on Old US 11 (originally US 90)
Location
Hancock County, Mississippi, and St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana
Status
Demolished after 1972
History
Built 1926; made obsolete by re-routing of US 11 onto Interstate 59 in 1965
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.40302, -89.68163   (decimal degrees)
30°24'11" N, 89°40'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/242367/3366496 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 44098 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 27, 2017: Updated by Roger Collins: Added opening date and added to description.
  • March 28, 2016: Updated by Jared Rainer: Updated with more specific dates.
  • May 31, 2013: New photos from M. D. Caillet
  • February 12, 2010: Added by Jared Rainer

Sources 

  • Jared Rainer - chumrain [at] att [dot] net