UP - Wax Lake Outlet Bridge
Photo taken by David Backlin in March 2010
BH Photo #159143
The bridge was built across dry land before the outlet canal was dug. When the bridge was finished, a canal was dug under the structure. The bridge was built to serve the Texas and New Orleans Railroad Company (a subsidiary of the Southern Pacific Company).
- Through truss bridge over Wax Lake Outlet on Union Pacific Railroad
- St. Mary Parish, Louisiana
- Open to traffic
- Built 1941 by the Bethlehem Steel Co. for the Southern Pacific Railway
- - Bethlehem Steel Co. of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
- - Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
- Texas & New Orleans Railroad (TNO)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
- Three span polygonal through truss with riveted connections.
Length of largest span: 400.0 ft.
Total length: 1,340.0 ft.
- Also called
- SP - Wax Lake Outlet Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +29.69834, -91.37378 (decimal degrees)
29°41'54" N, 91°22'26" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 15/657327/3286465 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 44610 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- January 20, 2011: Updated by C Hanchey: Bridge was built in 1940 by the Bethlehem Steel Co.
- May 3, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated bridge type.
- March 27, 2010: New photo from David Backlin
- March 26, 2010: Added by David Backlin