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Benton Ferry Bridge (1918)


The second bridge across the Amite River at Denham Springs was a steel bridge opened to traffic on February 28, 1918 at a cost of $12,000. It was built at the same site as the previous bridge. It became part of the Baton Rouge-Hammond Highway, which was designated as US 190 in 1926. The bridge was replaced with a third structure roughly 600 ft. to the south in 1932. Portions were reused the following year in a new bridge across the Amite River at Port Vincent.


Lost steel bridge over Amite River on US 190
Livingston Parish, Louisiana, and East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1918; replaced 1932; dismantled and partially reused 1933
- Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. of Roanoke, Virginia [also known as Virginia Bridge Co.]
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.46645, -90.98831   (decimal degrees)
30°27'59" N, 90°59'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/693128/3372193 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 88559 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 17, 2020: Added by Roger Collins

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