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Natchez-Vidalia Bridge

Natchez-Vidalia Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: October 14, 2019

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Location
Natchez and Vidalia: Adams County, Mississippi and Concordia Parish, Louisiana: United States
Structure Type
Metal Cantilever 20 Panel Rivet-Connected Warren Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Continuous Deck Girder, Fixed
Rehabilitation Date
2014
Main Span Length
875.0 Feet (266.7 Meters)
Structure Length
4,205.0 Feet (1281.7 Meters)
Roadway Width
24 Feet (7.32 Meters)
Spans
5 Main Span(s) and 6 Approach Span(s)
Inventory Number
21000840010001A

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge, today paired with a modern cantilever truss, is a very early example of a truss bridge with no v-lacing or lattice on its members. An unusual detail is that the cantilever arms hold the suspended span from the top chord, rather than extending a hanger down to the bottom chord. It is interesting to note that this unusual design detail is replicated in the companion 1990s bridge that was built next to this bridge. Bethlehem Steel Company of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania was the superstructure contractor, and Dravo Contracting Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was the substructure contractor.

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Main Plaque

FEDERAL WORKS AGENCY
PUBLIC WORKS ADMINISTRATION

JOHN M. CARMODY
FEDERAL WORKS ADMINISTRATOR

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

NATCHEZ-VIDALIA BRIDGE
1938-1940

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NATCHEZ

HERE PASSED, IN 1543, DE SOTO'S MEN UNDER MOSCOSO.
IN 1682 LA SALLE AND DE TONTI
HERE VISITED THE NATCHEZ INDIANS. IN
1716 BIENVILLE HERE BUILT FT. ROSALIE AND
ESTABLISHED A FRENCH SETTLEMENT. IN 1763
THE FORT WAS CEDED TO THE ENGLISH AND
RENAMED FT. PANMURE. IN 1779 IT PASSED TO
THE SPANIARDS. IN 1798 IT WAS OCCUPIED BY
AMERICAN TROOPS. CHARTERS IN 1803, THE
CITY OF NATCHEZ WAS FROM 1798 TO 1802,
AND FROM 1817 TO 1821 THE CAPITAL OF MISSISSIPPI.

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IN THIS, THE 224TH YEAR
SINCE ITS FOUNDING
NATCHEZ DEDICATES TO THE PEOPLE
THE NATCHEZ-VIDALIA BRIDGE

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