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Calcasieu River Bridge
Lake Charles Bridge, Westlake Bridge, Louisiana Memorial World War II Bridge
Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth
Bridge Documented: October 11, 2019
Lake Charles and Westlake: Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana: United States
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Main Span Length
420.0 Feet (128 Meters)
6,607.0 Feet (2013.8 Meters)
52.5 Feet (16 Meters)
3 Main Span(s)
and 94 Approach Span(s)
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This bridge's future is at risk!
Bridge Status: This historic bridge is slated for demolition and replacement!
This bridge is noted for its uncommon arched truss design, as well as its unique railings that feature guns on them. Period newspaper articles indicated that the substructure contractors were Kansas City Bridge Company and Massman Construction Company (construction began in 1948), while the superstructure contract (let at a later date in 1949) went to the Virginia Bridge Company.
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