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CADDO LAKE BRIDGE

ROUTE LA 1

CADDO PARISH, LOUISIANA

STRUCTURE NO. 04090450112421

RECALL NO. 013970

 MARKETING PERIOD CLOSED

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Description of the Bridge

The Caddo Lake Bridge (Structure No. 04090450112421, Recall No. 013970, Louisiana Historic Resource Inventory [LHRI] No. 09-02134) is a multiple-span bridge featuring nine main low (or pony) Warren with polygonal top chord trusses and four reinforced concrete deck girder approach spans. It was constructed in 1940. It is located northeast of Mooringsport in Caddo Parish (approximately Latitude 32.702761, Longitude -93.945291). The overall bridge length is approximately 967 feet with a 24-foot clear roadway width.

 

National Register Eligibility

Through consultation between the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Louisiana State Historic Preservation Officer (LASHPO) and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), the bridge has been determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). This pony truss bridge was deemed eligible for inclusion on National Register under Criterion C: Engineering, because it embodies characteristics of the bridge type, few of which remain in Louisiana. The Caddo Lake Bridge retains all of its character-defining features, including the low Warren truss configuration, polygonal top chord, diagonal members, stringers, and connection methods. It maintains integrity of location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling, and association.

 

Status of the Bridge

The bridge is owned by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) and is proposed to be replaced under State Project No. H.001166 and Federal Project No. H001166. The estimated replacement date is June 2023. The estimated project letting date is June 9, 2021.

 

Bayou Boeuf Bridge on La. 1177-Bridge has been removed from the state highway system but the steel truss components remain available 

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Description of the Bridge
The Bayou Boeuf Bridge (Structure Number 805805190163) located on LA 1177 near Shirley Plantation Road was constructed circa 1920 and is one of the oldest Double-Intersecting Warren Pony Truss bridges in the State system.

National Register Eligibility
The bridge was determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion A for its association with the Good Roads Movement and Jefferson Highway, a route designed to connect New Orleans, Louisiana to Winnipeg, Canada. The bridge was completed in 1920 by the State and Avoyelles Parish as part of the first phase of road improvements in Avoyelles Parish for Jefferson Highway.

Status of the Bridge

The bridge has been removed from the roadway and has been replaced under State and Federal Project No H.007876. The bridge truss components (truss sides and bottom) are in storage at the DOTD maintenance yard.

While the marketing period has expired, the bridge truss components are still available for ownership transfer. Contact Carey Coxe, Environmental Impact Manager at carey.coxe@la.gov for more information.

 

SUCCESSFUL HISTORIC BRIDGE MARKETING

Bayou Teche Bridge at Oaklawn on La. 323

Ownership Transfer Complete; Bridge Has Been Removed.

To watch an 11 minute video on the bridge removal and relocation, please visit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uz_cwGZXUdk

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Description of the Bridge
The Bayou Teche Bridge at Oaklawn (Structure Number 03514083000201) formerly located on LA 323 between LA 87 and Parish Road 28/Irish Bend Road was constructed circa 1942 and is a one lane, low steel truss (Warren) swing span.

National Register Eligibility
The bridge was determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion C as the earliest surviving Warren Polygonal truss, low swing-span bridge constructed on the Bayou Teche during World War II, and under Criterion A as the cost of bridge construction was split three ways among the Louisiana Department of Highways, the St. Mary Parish Police Jury, and Oaklawn and Sterling Plantation owners at that time, which was a unique situation and remains rare.

Status of the Bridge

The Bayou Teche Bridge at Oaklawn has been removed from the state highway system and has been transferred to its new owner on private property.  The new owner plans to re-establish the bridge for public viewing in the near future.   

 


 

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