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CN - Bonnet Carre Spillway Trestle

Photo 

Photo taken by Zachary S in October 2014

License: Released into public domain

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BH Photo #316481

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Description 

Trestle encompassing 2.23 miles of timber stingers with 9 pony plate and deck girder spans as well.

Facts 

Overview
11754 foot long Timber stringer bridge over Lake Ponchartrain on CN RR
Location
St. Charles Parish, Louisiana
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC; ICG (1972-1988))
Design
Timber stringer
Dimensions
Total length: 11,754.0 ft. (2.2 mi.)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.06764, -90.39253   (decimal degrees)
30°04'03" N, 90°23'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/751356/3329146 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Laplace
Inventory number
BH 63342 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 18, 2015: New photo from Zachary S
  • October 5, 2014: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley

Sources 

  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Zachary S

Comments 

CN - Bonnet Carre Spillway Trestle
Posted January 1, 2022, by Sam (sadams4p51 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The original timber stringer tressle has since been demolished and replaced by a concrete bridge, as of now only the western portion and the plate truss sections remain of the old bridge.