2 votes

Hudson Creek Bridge


North End

Photo taken by David Backlin in March 2010


BH Photo #158944

Street View 


Abandoned concrete stringer bridge over Hudson Creek on US 71
Grant Parish, Louisiana
Built circa 1930; abandoned circa 1969
Concrete stringer
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.42083, -92.51840   (decimal degrees)
31°25'15" N, 92°31'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/545773/3476342 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 44537 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Abandoned (3,957)
Beam (17,104)
Built during 1930s (12,245)
Concrete stringer (880)
Grant Parish, Louisiana (17)
Have street view (29,853)
Louisiana (733)
US 71 (163)

Update Log 

  • March 23, 2012: New photos from Cliff Darby
  • March 24, 2010: New photos from David Backlin
  • March 23, 2010: Added by David Backlin


  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • Cliff Darby - cliffsta1987 [at] gmail [dot] com


Hudson Creek Bridge
Posted May 16, 2019, by Derek Wootan (derek [dot] wootan [at] gmail [dot] com)

The current bridge was constructed in 1958. Thanks for the info on the old bridge. I have attached a family photo from 1943 featuring the old bridge.

Hudson Creek Bridge
Posted March 31, 2017, by Cliff Darby (clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Looking at historic aerials, this bridge was still in use in 1955, but by 1971 US 71 had clearly been rerouted and the old alignment abandoned. If the "new" bridge was built in 1969 I think it is safe to assume this bridge was bypassed and closed around this same time. The road bed had already been torn up in the 1971 aerial.

Hudson Creek Bridge
Posted March 23, 2010, by Cliff Darby (clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Ah, yes. I think this is the bridge I remember on US 71.