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Buckner Bridge

Buckner Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: October 12, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
LA-132 Over Boeuf River
Location
Rayville: Richland Parish, Louisiana: United States
Structure Type
Metal 8 Panel Rivet-Connected Camelback Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1926 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown and Engineer/Design: Louisiana Highway Commission

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1966
Main Span Length
140 Feet (43 Meters)
Structure Length
391 Feet (119 Meters)
Roadway Width
18 Feet (5.49 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 13 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
54208421300071

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Bridge Documentation

This riveted truss bridge was moved here to replace a previous swing bridge at this location which had itself been moved here many years ago. The history begins with a swing bridge built in the 1890s at Girard that was moved to this location in 1932, to great local fanfare. The 1890s swing bridge was replaced in 1966 with the bridge seen today, which was also a reused and relocated truss bridge. The span seen today was previously located over Bayou D'Arbonne in Union Parish. 

The swing pier and rack of the previous bridge at this location remains today, but it has tipped over in the water.

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