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Red River LA 2 Bridge



Photo taken Nov. 2005 by David Backlin

BH Photo #103349

Street View 


Five-span through truss bridge over Red River on LA 2
Bossier Parish, Louisiana, and Caddo Parish, Louisiana
Open to traffic
Built 1955; rehabilitated 1992
Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 359.8 ft.
Total length: 3,099.2 ft. (0.6 mi.)
Deck width: 26.2 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.3 ft.
Also called
Miller's Bluff Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.89218, -93.81885   (decimal degrees)
32°53'32" N, 93°49'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/423412/3639631 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory number
BH 18977 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 40.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 10, 2020: New photo from Wayne Kizziar
  • May 7, 2017: New photos from James Rhed
  • December 11, 2012: New photo from Jared Mixson
  • April 13, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: added street view and adjusted location
  • November 21, 2005: Posted photos from David Backlin



Red River LA 2 Bridge
Posted January 22, 2022, by Luis (luissanlop36 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge is featured in the movie "Green Book" (Peter Farrelly, 2018):

Red River LA 2 Bridge
Posted July 30, 2020, by Brad Smith (gaberdine [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This is from memory and only ocasionally being there, but I BELIEVE this bridge was closed for several years before the 1992 reconditioning.

Red River LA 2 Bridge
Posted April 2, 2020, by Brad Smith (gaberdine [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The bridge underwent rehabilitation/repair projects in 1992 and 2013. In 1992 the historic fabric removed

included the original concrete deck, metal guardrails, and bearing assemblies on all spans that were

replaced with updated bearings with neoprene pads. The remaining fabric, including the steel trusses,

concrete caissons, shafts, steel pile bents, is original. The approach spans and floor system of the

trusses were altered in 1992 with the addition of line beams on the centerline of the bridge. The 2013

project included rehabilitation of a bent portal member on one truss, minor repair of other steel truss and

floor members, and patching of concrete spalls. The 2013 project did not result in notable alterations to

the bridge

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Red River LA 2 Bridge
Posted October 12, 2007, by John Adams

My Great-Grandfather helped build this bridge.