Jeff Dubea

About Me 

I live in New Orleans Louisiana. I enjoy spending time on the water, and discovering old bridges and abandoned places by boat. I have traveled many waterways in Louisiana and I find this site helpful in identifying the old bridges.

Recent Updates 

DSRR - Ouachita River Bridge (Union Parish, Louisiana)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Ouachita River on Railroad
October 17, 2017: New photos
KCS - Ouachita River Bridge (Ouachita Parish, Louisiana)
Through truss bridge over Ouachita River on KCS Railroad
October 17, 2017: New photos
UP - Ouachita River Bridge (Caldwell Parish, Louisiana)
Through truss bridge over Ouachita River on Union Pacific Railroad
October 17, 2017: New photos
Duty-Enterprise Ferry (Catahoula Parish, Louisiana)
Ferry across the Ouachita River on LA-559
October 17, 2017: New photo
Ouachita River LA 8 Bridge (Catahoula Parish, Louisiana)
Swing bridge over Ouachita River on LA 8 near Harrisonburg
October 17, 2017: New photos
LOAM - Black River Bridge (Catahoula Parish, Louisiana)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Black River on Louisiana & Arkansas RR
October 17, 2017: New photo
KCS - Atchafalaya River Bridge (Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana)
Through truss swing bridge over Atchafalaya River on Kansas City Southern Railroad (formerly also carried LA-1)
October 17, 2017: New photos
UP - Krotz Springs Bridge (Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana)
Through truss swing bridge over Atchafalaya River on Union Pacific Railroad
October 17, 2017: New photo
Krotz Springs Pipeline Bridge (Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana)
Wire suspension bridge over Atchafalaya River on Pipeline
October 17, 2017: New photo
BNSF - Atchafalaya River Lift Bridge (St. Mary Parish, Louisiana)
Lift Bridge over Atchafalaya River on the BNSF Railway between Berwick and Morgan City
October 17, 2017: New photos
UP - Melville Bridge (St. Landry Parish, Louisiana)
Warren through truss bridge over Atchafalaya River on Union Pacific Railroad at Melville
October 17, 2017: New photos

Recent Comments 

Posted October 17, 2017

I saw this on a boat trip in October 2017. It appears to be abandoned and is swung open. There are still wires crossing it, and the telegraph poles are still there. It is near the chemical plant.

I would like to know when it was built and how long it has been abandoned. I hope they do not destroy it. If anyone has any additional information, please contact me.

Posted October 17, 2017

I went through here on the river as it was being dismantled. It is sad to see these old truss bridges go away, as the new ones are so plain and boring.

Posted October 17, 2017

I went over the Moncla Bridge many times. Just downriver, there are still concrete pilings visible from an even older bridge. The older bridge was built in the 1920s or 30s (possibly WPA, because I was told my grandfather worked on it) and collapsed during high water. There is still a road bed on the east side of the river going to the bank. The man who owns the property tells the story and heard that a car went off of the bridge when it fell. I'd like to know more about this, if anyone has information.

Posted October 17, 2017

I am from Avoyelles Parish, and I have heard many stories from older folks about driving cars over this bridge before the LA 1 bridge was built. My father remembers having to fold in his truck mirror when meeting another truck on the bridge, as it was a narrow road set around the tracks.

Posted October 17, 2017

albermarle52 - that railroad bridge is listed if you search for Krotz Springs, Louisiana.

Posted October 17, 2017

Being from Louisiana, and spending much time on the waterways, I have seen these pipeline crossings many times. I always wondered if it was oil or natural gas that goes through these suspended pipelines. Also, why not bury them like many others? Scouring problems? It seems more expensive this way.