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ML&T - Atchafalaya River Bridge

Photo 

BH Photo #400188

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt truss bridge over Atchafalaya River on Morgan's Louisiana & Texas Railroad & Steamship Co.
Location
Morgan City, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1881; Replaced 1908
Builder
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Railroad
- Morgan's Louisiana & Texas Railroad & Steamship Co. (ML&T)
Design
Multi-span Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.69260, -91.21216   (decimal degrees)
29°41'33" N, 91°12'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/672976/3286061 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Morgan City
Inventory number
BH 78211 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 4, 2020: Updated by Luke: Corrected railroad; Confrimed Phoenix; Added build date
  • February 4, 2020: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type and likely fabricator
  • August 19, 2017: Added by Jared Mixson

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Comments 

Old Southern Pacific Atchafalaya River Bridge
Posted February 4, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Sure looks like it to me Nathan!

Old Southern Pacific Atchafalaya River Bridge
Posted February 4, 2020, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Do we have agreement that this bridge likely contains Phoenix Columns and is likely a product of Phoenix Bridge Company?