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Pearlington Bridge

East Pearl River Bridge

Pearlington Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: October 10, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
US-90 (Chef Menteur Highway) Over East Pearl River
Location
Pearlington: St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, and Hancock County, Mississippi: United States
Structure Type
Metal Rivet-Connected Parker Through Truss, Movable: Swing (Center Pier) and Approach Spans: Metal 7 Panel Rivet-Connected Parker Through Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1933 By Builder/Contractor: Wisconsin Bridge and Iron Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
280 Feet (85 Meters)
Structure Length
961 Feet (293 Meters)
Roadway Width
24 Feet (7.32 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 16 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
625200060800001

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This bridge's future is at risk!

Bridge Status: This bridge is at risk for demolition and replacement!

This bridge is noted as one of the largest swing bridges in the region, both in terms of swing span size and overall bridge length. The bridge retains excellent historic integrity. In addition to the swing span and the two fixed truss approach spans, the bridge features a number of t-beam approach spans.

This bridge is one of a unique group of historic bridges along this stetch of road, that as of 2020, remained extant. Along this roughly three mile stretch of US-90, a total of five historic truss bridges can be seen, including a vertical lift bridge, a swing bridge, and three pony truss bridges. It is rare for so many bridges and such a rich variety to be found all on the same short section of road. However, as of 2020, these bridges are also collectively at risk for demolition and replacement, which would be a devasting loss as this is one of the most unique group of bridges in the state.

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Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
30.239057,-89.614839

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