Big Bend in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
A Historic Landmark
Sarto Old Iron Bridge is the first bridge in Louisiana to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The State Review Committee for the National Register of Historic Places in Baton Rouge first considered the bridge on November 21, 1989 during a presentation attended by Adam Ponthieu Sr., Postmaster at Big Bend, Eleanor Blakewood Marshall, Marilyn B. Coco, Secretary of La Commission des Avoyelles, and Carlos A. Mayeux Jr., President of La Commission des Avoyelles. On November 21, 1989, Sarto Old Iron Bridge over Bayou des Glaises in Avoyelles Parish was officially entered into the National Register of Historic Places in Washington, D.C.
The State Review Committee for the Department of Historic Preservation noted the significance of the Sarto Bridge in a presentation:
Significance in the area of transportation as an
early example of a rare bridge type. The steel truss swing
bridge was the principal bridge type during the early 20th
century and only a few survive in Louisiana as a
Topics. This historical marker Bridges & Viaducts • Landmarks.
Location. 31° 4.418′ N, 91° 47.58′ W. Marker is in Big Bend, Louisiana, in Avoyelles Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Highway 451 and Iron Bridge Crossing (Sarto Lane) on Highway 451. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8554 LA-451, Moreauville LA 71355, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bayou Des Glaises (here, next to this marker); Big Bend: Development of a Community (a few steps from this marker); What is the Sarto Bridge? (a few steps from this marker); Sarto Old Iron Bridge (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Sarto Old Iron Bridge (a few steps from this marker); Buddy Guy (approx. 5˝ miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.2 miles away); White Hall Plantation House (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Big Bend.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 24, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 16, 2017.