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Southern - New Basin Canal Bridge

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New Basin Canal - Black Bridge

Hinged lift drawbridge removed

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in March 2013

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BH Photo #284897

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Girder bridge over New Basin Canal on Southern Railway
Location
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Status
Demolished
Railroad
- Southern Railway (SOU)
Design
Girder hinged lift type bascule
Also called
Southern - Black Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.98847, -90.11626   (decimal degrees)
29°59'18" N, 90°06'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/778221/3321009 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Orleans East
Land survey
T. 13 S., R. 11 E.
Elevation
9.3 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 61240 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Bascule (1,079)
Girder (10,509)
Hinged lift type (11)
Lost (25,757)
Louisiana (715)
Movable (3,033)
Navigable waterway (2,171)
New Basin Canal (7)
New Orleans, Louisiana (60)
Orleans Parish, Louisiana (58)
Owned by railroad (12,733)
Railroad (15,861)
Southern Railway (371)

Update Log 

  • June 8, 2014: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Southern Railway"
  • June 8, 2014: Updated by Don Morrison: Moved coordinates to most likely position
  • June 5, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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Comments 

Southern - New Basin Canal Bridge
Posted June 15, 2019, by Maunsel White (maunsel [dot] white [at] mchsi [dot] com)

There was an identical bridge over the Bayou St. John East of this down the line.

New Basin Canal - Black Bridge
Posted June 8, 2014, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The bridge was near the Metairie Cemetery, so the pin is in the correct location. 1939 map shows the railroad simply as "Southern".

New Basin Canal - Black Bridge
Posted June 8, 2014, by Don Morrison

There are also a couple of other potential locations further down Pontchartrain Expressway where RRs cross.

New Basin Canal - Black Bridge
Posted June 8, 2014, by Don Morrison

Douglas;

New Basin Canal was filled in during the late 1940s. Pontchartrain Expressway is located over part of it; much of the rest is a green space. I moved the coordinates to the RR crossing of Pontchartrain Expressway, since that appears to be the most likely location.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Basin_Canal