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Jimmie Davis Bridge


Photo taken in July 2013


BH Photo #261187

Street Views 


Steel through truss bridge over Red River on LA 511 in Shreveport
Bossier City, Bossier Parish, Louisiana, and Caddo Parish, Louisiana
Open to traffic Scheduled for Replacement
Future prospects
LADOTD and the NWLCOG have decided to replace the bridge instead of recondition. Due to endangered birds nesting on bridge it will be preserved in place.
Built 1968
Three polygonal Warren through truss spans with verticals. Deck plate girder approaches.
Length of largest span: 399.8 ft.
Total length: 2,822.4 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Deck width: 30.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.45879, -93.67932   (decimal degrees)
32°27'32" N, 93°40'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/436155/3591493 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory number
BH 18976 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 36 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 28, 2021: Updated by Brad Smith: Added roadways crossed and added that it is not scheduled for demolition when it is replaced.
  • February 22, 2018: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • July 14, 2016: Updated by Brad Smith: Change of Plans, bridge to be replaced with UCEB
  • April 12, 2014: Updated by Brad Smith: http://www.ksla.com/story/25084293/jimmie-davis-bridge-to-close-in-2015-residents-react
  • July 28, 2013: New photos from M. D. Caillet
  • April 13, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: refined description
  • February 17, 2009: Updated by Wes Worsham



Jimmie Davis Bridge
Posted May 11, 2020, by Cliff Darby (clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Sure would be nice if they'd finish the Interstate we already have (I-49 to New Orleans) before they start working on another one! I'm pretty sure I'll go to my grave before they build the Lafayette Connector. I'm 32.

Jimmie Davis Bridge
Posted May 11, 2020, by Brad Smith (gaberdine [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge replacement is severely delayed. Local priorities have seemingly changed. Seems like building the I-69 Red River bridge (further south) may have become a higher priority.

While Louisiana may be spending more money under Bel Edwards than Jindal, it still is short of funds and keeping most of them south of Alexandria.

The truss bridge may have missed THIS round of replacements.

Jimmie Davis Bridge replacement
Posted July 14, 2016, by Brad Smith (gaberdine [at] hotmail [dot] com)
Jimmie Davis Bridge Closure for rehab
Posted April 12, 2014, by Brad Smith (gaberdine [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The Jimmie Davis Bridge is going to close later in 2014 for about a year. For paint and MAJOR rehab,