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Bayou Boeuf Swing Bridge

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US Hwy 90 Bayou Bouef Bridge Assumption - St. Mary parishes

Louisiana Highway Commission

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BH Photo #382726

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Description 

Served as part of US 90 from 1928, when the highway was re-routed off of Avoca Island, until its replacement in 1958.

The swing span was relocated to Vermilion Parish Louisiana crossing the Tigre Bayou.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren through truss with all verticals bridge on US 90 over Bayou Boeuf
Location
Assumption Parish, Louisiana, and St. Mary Parish, Louisiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge and relocated to Vermilion Parish
History
Built 1927; replaced 1958 and relocated to Vermilion Parish in 1960
Design
Warren through truss with all verticals
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.66126, -91.09962   (decimal degrees)
29°39'41" N, 91°05'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/683924/3282761 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Amelia
Inventory number
BH 76025 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 5, 2021: Updated by Douglas Butler: The swing span was located to Vermilion Parish LA
  • April 28, 2017: Updated by Roger Collins: Added existence dates and some details to description.
  • March 13, 2017: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • March 11, 2017: Added by James Rhed

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Sources 

  • James Rhed
  • Douglas Butler