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Calcasieu River Bridge

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Calcasieu River Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: October 11, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
I-10, US-90 Over Calcasieu River
Location
Lake Charles and Westlake: Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana: United States
Structure Type
Metal Cantilever (Arched) 14 Panel Rivet-Connected Warren Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1952 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown and Engineer/Design: Louisiana Highway Commission and Norman E. Lant

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
420 Feet (128.02 Meters)
Structure Length
6607 Feet (2013.81 Meters)
Roadway Width
52.5 Feet (16 Meters)
Spans
3 Main Span(s) and 94 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
71004509127691

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge is noted for its uncommon arched truss design, as well as its unique railings that feature guns on them.

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Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
30.237093,-93.246847

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