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Breckwoldt Bridge

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Tangipahoa River Bridge (August 1924)

The Breckwoldt Bridge across the Tangipahoa River east of Hammond, as it appeared when completed in August 1924.

The Times-Picayune, August 31, 1924, sec. 4, p. 2

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Description 

Completed in August 1924 at a cost of $51,700, replacing an earlier wooden trestle.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Tangipahoa River on US 190
Location
Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1924; replaced 1969
Builders
- A.E. Ray (contractor)
- John T. Perkins (inspector)
- W.S. Miller (construction foreman)
Design
140' steel spans on reinforced concrete piers. Timber trestle approach on creosoted long-leaf pine pilings.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 140.0 ft.
Total length: 824.0 ft.
Also called
River Side Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.50681, -90.36168   (decimal degrees)
30°30'25" N, 90°21'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/753201/3377906 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 88546 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 16, 2020: New photo from Roger Collins