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Shreveport Railroad Bridge North

Shreveport Railroad Bridge North

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: October 12, 2019

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Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Kansas City Southern) Over Red River
Location
Bossier City and Shreveport: Bossier Parish, Louisiana and Caddo Parish, Louisiana: United States
Structure Type
Metal Rivet-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Movable: Swing (Rim Bearing Center Pier) and Approach Spans: Metal 9 Panel Pin-Connected Parker Through Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1916 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown
Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
300.0 Feet (91.4 Meters)
Structure Length
1,364.0 Feet (415.7 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 8 Approach Span(s)
Inventory Number
Not Applicable

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Located in the heart of the city is this large truss bridge that continues to carry heavy freight trains. There are four fixed Parker through truss spans, a deck plate girder span, and a few tiny timber spans. Lengths given are estimates. The swing span is unusual in that the swing pier is on the shore next to the river.

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