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Stennis Space Center Drawbridge


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Warren pony truss double leaf bascule bridge over Canal on MS-607 (Shuttle Parkway)
Hancock County, Mississippi
Restricted access - entry into NASA required
Built 1965
Length of largest span: 128.0 ft.
Total length: 190.0 ft.
Also called
Mississippi Test Facility Drawbridge
National Space Technology Laboratories Drawbridge
Mississippi Test Operations Drawbridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.35136, -89.61371   (decimal degrees)
30°21'05" N, 89°36'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/248763/3360616 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 65491 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 6, 2021: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • July 4, 2021: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • July 3, 2021: New video from Douglas Butler
  • February 13, 2021: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • April 6, 2020: New photo from Luke
  • April 6, 2020: Updated by Nick Boppel: Entry into NASA is required to access this bridge
  • January 16, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 14, 2015: New photo from Luke
  • January 14, 2015: Added by Nathan Holth


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  • Luke
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  • Nick Boppel - nickboppel01 [at] gmail [dot] com


Stennis Space Center Bridge
Posted January 16, 2015, by Luke

From what I've read at NASA's site, the canal system has no name.

Stennis Space Center Bridge
Posted January 16, 2015, by Douglas Butler

I wonder which name of the Canal it crosses?

Stennis Space Center Bridge
Posted January 14, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This bascule bridge is behind a security checkpoint in a NASA rocket testing facility. Just tell them you are with BridgeHunter and are here to photo the bridge and I am sure they will just wave you on through...

I actually don't even know if this bridge is historic or not. But it has the look of a Chicago style bascule. Maybe someone who works at the space center will find this page and tell us about the bridge... or even better supply photos!