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IC - Pass Manchac Bridge (Old)

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IC - Manchac Pass Bridge (Old)

Beauty of Railroad Bridges(Richard Cook)

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in December 2015

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BH Photo #344360

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Description 

The swing span with a 3 through plate girder double track with a operating house above it was replaced with a bascule bridge in 1971 of a rolling lift bridge now used by the Canadian Pacific railroad (See Beauty of Railroad Bridges (Richard Cook).

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pony/through girder bridge over Pass Manchac on Illinois Central RR
Location
Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1904; replaced 1972
Railroad
- Illinois Central Railroad (IC; ICG (1972-1988))
Design
Pony/through girder swing
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.28767, -90.40038   (decimal degrees)
30°17'16" N, 90°24'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/750043/3353524 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Manchac
Inventory number
BH 70333 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Beam (15,267)
Built 1904 (551)
Built during 1900s (7,079)
Girder (9,950)
Illinois Central Railroad (567)
Lost (23,913)
Lost 1972 (71)
Lost during 1970s (737)
Louisiana (696)
Movable (2,912)
Owned by railroad (12,098)
Replaced by new bridge (15,977)
Steel stringer (5,991)
Swing (1,411)
Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana (15)
Through girder (3,652)

Update Log 

  • March 10, 2017: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • December 23, 2015: Added by Douglas Butler

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Sources 

  • Douglas Butler