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Burr's Ferry Bridge


West Approach

Photo taken by David Backlin in November 2012


BH Photo #243990

Street View 


Parker through truss bridge over Sabine River on TX 63/LA 8
Newton County, Texas, and Vernon Parish, Louisiana
Repaired after flood damage and reopened to traffic
Future prospects
Scheduled for replacement
Built 1937
- Louisiana Highway Commission
- Texas Highway Department
- U.S. Bureau of Public Roads of Washington, D.C.
- William Horace Williams Co. of New Orleans, Louisiana
One 9-panel Parker and Two 7-panel Parkers
Length of largest span: 250.0 ft.
Total length: 1,882.0 ft.
Deck width: 23.6 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.4 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 18, 1998
Approximate latitude, longitude
+31.06435, -93.51940   (decimal degrees)
31°03'52" N, 93°31'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/450448/3436849 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wiergate SE
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
Inventory numbers
NRHP 98000563 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
TXNBI 201760021404005 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 33297 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 45.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 24, 2017: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Fence guardrail"
  • February 23, 2017: Updated by Jared Rainer: Changed status to Open as bridge has been repaired and reopened
  • August 5, 2015: New Street View added by Andy Peters
  • April 11, 2015: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: Updated-9-panel Parker and two 7-panel parkers
  • April 22, 2013: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • December 1, 2012: New photos from David Backlin
  • March 22, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added Street View.
  • June 30, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey

Related Bridges 



Burr's Ferry Bridge
Posted February 23, 2017, by Jared Rainer (chumrain [at] att [dot] net)

This bridge has been repaired (at a cost of almost $5 Million) and has been reopened to traffic. Below is a link to a news report confirming this:


Burr's Ferry Bridge
Posted April 16, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Doesn't sound like they are planning to replace it from the article.

Burr's Ferry Bridge
Posted April 16, 2016, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)


Bridge is closed intil TXDOT can affect repairs

Burr's Ferry Bridge
Posted March 13, 2016, by Wilson White (wwhite678 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Worst flood ever on March 12, 2016 brought the flood waters above the bridge. Not sure if she'll ever be back in service.