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Mandeville in 1935
This 1952 map shows the bridge over Bayou Castine. It was on Reine Street off of Madison St.
Click on the image above to make it larger. This photo from 2014 Google Earth aerial photography shows a row of green trees where the roadway used to be that led to the bridge over Bayou Castine.
When was this bridge first conceived? On January 14, 1834, when Bernard De Marigny was first selling off lots in the new subdivision called Quartier de Mandeville, one of the provisions in the transaction promised the following: "Mr. Marigny also obligates himself to have made a bridge across the little Bayou Castaing and one across the Shell Ravines, in the marked spots on the plan, these bridges once completed will be maintained by the owners of the lots of Mandeville."