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Texas Street Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: October 12, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Texas Street (US-79 and US-80) Over Red River
Bossier City and Shreveport: Bossier Parish, Louisiana and Caddo Parish, Louisiana: United States
Structure Type
Metal Cantilever 20 Panel Rivet-Connected K-Truss Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Rivet-Connected K-Truss Deck T-Beam, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1933 By Builder/Contractor: Weatherly Construction Company of Kansas City, Missouri

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Main Span Length
520 Feet (158.5 Meters)
Structure Length
2,982 Feet (908.9 Meters)
Roadway Width
40 Feet (12.19 Meters)
3 Main Span(s) and 42 Approach Span(s)
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This truly unique bridge is noted for its K-truss cantilever configuration, and is the only such bridge in the state. While Louisiana is one of the few states that built K-truss bridges, the few other surviving examples are all simple span through trusses. Thus, this bridge's K-truss cantilever main spans, as well as its simple K-truss deck truss spans are all unique in the state. The bridge was lucky enough to be extensively rehabilitated in 2019, so unlike the other K-truss bridges in the state which are at risk for demolition, this one appears to have a brighter future.

This bridge features a number of concrete t-beam approach spans in addition to the deck truss spans.

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