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Buckner Bridge

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Buckner Bridge

The Richland Beacon-News: January 30 1932

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BH Photo #458506

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Description 

The locals were very proud to obtain this recycled swing bridge and christened it with a bottle of wine.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Swing through truss bridge over Boeuf River on LA 132 at Buckner.
Location
Richland Parish, Louisiana
Status
Replaced by the current truss bridge in 1966
History
Relocated here from Girard in 1932; replaced by the current bridge in 1966.
Builder
- Austin Bridge Co. of Dallas, Texas/Atlanta, Georgia (Moved and rebuilt at this location)
Design
10-panel, Polygonal chord swing through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.30157, -91.94118   (decimal degrees)
32°18'06" N, 91°56'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/599684/3574355 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 86989 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (7,707)
Austin Bridge Co. (39)
Built during 1890s (3,021)
Lost (25,546)
Lost 1966 (74)
Lost during 1960s (787)
Louisiana (709)
Movable (3,022)
Navigable waterway (2,164)
Other through truss (28)
Richland Parish, Louisiana (11)
Swing (1,487)
Through truss (15,364)
Truss (33,275)

Update Log 

  • October 22, 2019: Updated by Art Suckewer: Added builder at this site
  • October 18, 2019: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • October 18, 2019: New photo from Nathan Holth
  • October 17, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • October 17, 2019: Added by Tony Dillon

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Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • Douglas Butler
  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com

Comments 

Buckner Bridge
Posted October 18, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Nathan, thank you for the clues that allowed me to find it !

Buckner Bridge
Posted October 18, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Melissa,

Thank you for discovering this long-lost bridge!