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Wagner Ferry Bridge

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Description 

Opened to traffic on November 8, 1931. Removed in 1976 after completion of the New Wagner Bridge, the current high-level fixed span on LA 45/LA 3134.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Bayou Barataria on LA 45
Location
Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1931, replaced 1976
Builder
- Lakeside Bridge & Steel Co. of North Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Design
Through truss swing
Dimensions
Total length: 300.0 ft.
Also called
Bayou Barataria Bridge
LA 45 Bridge
Waggoner (Ferry) Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.76156, -90.11020   (decimal degrees)
29°45'42" N, 90°06'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/779439/3295864 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 83458 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 16, 2020: Updated by Roger Collins: Added dates and builder.
  • November 15, 2018: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • November 14, 2018: Updated by Luke: Corrected GPS, removed "Long Administration Co" as a builder as "Long Administration" refers to the then-governor of Louisiana
  • November 14, 2018: New photo from Douglas Butler

Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke

Comments 

Wagner Ferry Bridge
Posted November 14, 2018, by Daniel

if location is correct, I don't think that qualifies as "replaced by new bridge"