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Watson-Williams Bridge, Pontchartrain Bridge, Five Mile Bridge
Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth
Bridge Documented: October 8, 2019
New Orleans: Orleans Parish, Louisiana and St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana: United States
Main Span Length
150.0 Feet (45.7 Meters)
24,923.0 Feet (7596.5 Meters)
30 Feet (9.14 Meters)
2 Main Span(s)
and 700 Approach Span(s)
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This extremely long bridge is so long that it includes two bascule spans, which is very unusual. The bridge was closed for rehabilitation when the photos were taken. This, coupled with the long approaches of the bridge, makes this a very difficult bridge to photograph. This bridge is parallel to a railroad bridge that is often described on the Internet as being very old but when inspected by HistoricBridges.org, appeared to be composed of all-modern materials.
Above: Photo of bascule span in raised position. Source: Historic Bridge
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