UP - Melville Bridge
Constructed between 1927 and 1929 at a cost of about $2 million, replacing the previous bridge, which was damaged in the 1927 flood. Opened for traffic on September 1, 1929.
- Warren through truss bridge over Atchafalaya River on Union Pacific Railroad at Melville
- Melville, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, and Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana
- Open to traffic
- Built 1929
- - E.F. Mitchell (Supervising engineer for T&P Ry.)
- Ralph Modjeski of Bochnia, Poland (Chief engineer)
- - Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP)
- Texas & Pacific Railway (T&P)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
- Warren through truss. Bridge supported by nine piers and two concrete abutments reinforced with steel. The vertical lift span is 776' long and electrically operated.
Length of largest span: 776.0 ft.
Total length: 2,336.0 ft. (0.4 mi.)
- Also called
- T&P - Melville Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +30.69074, -91.73426 (decimal degrees)
30°41'27" N, 91°44'03" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 15/621228/3396013 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 47452 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- March 20, 2020: Updated by Roger Collins: Added opening date and some specs.
- October 17, 2017: New photos from Jeff Dubea
- December 10, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
- February 23, 2015: New photos from M. D. Caillet
- April 2, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Texas & Pacific Railway"
- April 1, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added Ralph Modjeski as Engineer.
- August 22, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
- November 28, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
- September 22, 2012: New photo from Jared Mixson
- December 29, 2010: Added by Cliff Darby
- Cliff Darby - cliffsta1987 [at] gmail [dot] com
- Jeff Dubea
- Douglas Butler
- Nathan Holth