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Caddo Lake Drawbridge

Caddo Lake Drawbridge

General Information

Structural Type: Vertical lift bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Completed in: 1914

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Mooringsport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA, North America

Technical Information


total length 175.26 m
length of movable span ca. 29 m
standard span lengths 24.4 m


deck steel
towers steel



The bridge is no longer required to open and the concrete counterweights are removed.


The Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development (LA DOTD) receives founding to build a replacement bridge and demolish this one. Local residents campaign for the bridge to be preserved.

26 June 1991

Caddo Parish Commissioners votes to accept the bridge into the Caddo Parish Department of Parks and Recreation.

18 October 1996

Entered in the National Register of Historic Places.



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Internal Information
Structure-ID: 20006483
Created: 26/10/2002
Last Updated: 29/07/2014