Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Bridges

Here's a collection of photographs depicting the bridges of St.Tammany Parish, from the old to the new. Click on the images for a larger view.



Tchefuncte River Bridge At Covington


Tchefuncte River Bridge At Covington


Before there were bridges, there were "fords," not the cars but the shallow crossings in the river.


Motor Car Crossing Railroad Bridge Over Bogue Falaya Covington



First bridge over the Bogue Falaya River in Covington 




Bridge over Abita River towards Covington







Bogue Falaya Bridge at Covington


Bridge Leading To Covington From Abita Springs


Building Cooper's Bridge Across the Bogue Falaya


Bridges over Bogue Falaya River, train bridge in background


Bridge over the Bogue Falaya, Covington




Iron Bridge Over the Bogue Falia River in Covington, 1909



Bogue Falaya River Bridge, Covington


Bridge Leading From Abita Springs To Covington


Bridge over the Pearl River leading into Mississippi, northeast of Slidell, 1926



The bridge over the Bogue Chitto River south of Enon
 


Before the Collins Blvd. overpass was built, there was this temporary wooden bridge for construction workers over the Bogue Falaya River


Bridge over the Tchefuncte River in Covington On The Way To Madisonville


Madisonville Bridge over Tchefuncte River, 1935, the Jas. T. Burns Bridge


The bridge over the Tchefuncte River at Madisonville in 1972


In the early 1970's, this temporary bridge over the Tchefuncte River at Madisonville provided a crossing while the new bridge was being constructed upstream. Chef Rene's is in the background. 


The new bridge at Madisonville under construction in early 1970's.


The one-lane bridge on the road from Madisonville southward to the Tchefuncte River boat launch. 


Bayou Liberty Bridge, Slidell




Bridge over East Pearl River at Pearlington, MS


Bridge over Middle Pearl River near Slidell


Bridge over West Pearl River near Slidell


Bridge over the Rigolets Pass southeast of Slidell  in 1930's


Bridge over the Rigolets Pass in 2017



The Watson-William Bridge (also known as the Maestri Bridge) south of Slidell




West Pearl River Bridges and approaches, which are Louisiana's part of Interstate 59, connecting Slidell with the Mississippi state line, under construction. 


Photos below of the Magnolia Gardens Bridge, Covington, in 1981





The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway south of Mandeville


A new bridge being built over the Bogue Falaya River in Covington

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