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Benton Ferry Bridge (1918)

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Description 

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.

Facts 

Overview
Lost steel bridge over Amite River on US 190
Location
Livingston Parish, Louisiana, and East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1918; replaced 1932; dismantled and partially reused 1933
Builder
- 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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