“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Shreveport in Caddo Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Cross Bayou

Historic Site


— Shreveport —

Cross Bayou Marker image. Click for full size.
August 30, 2019
1. Cross Bayou Marker
One of Shreveport's most historic waterways, Cross Bayou is spanned by the old KCS Railroad Bridge, one of only two surviving examples of the Waddell A-Truss bridge design in America. On the south bank of Cross Bayou was the Confederate Navy Yard during the Civil War.
Erected by Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 32° 31.15′ N, 93° 45.169′ W. Marker is in Shreveport, Louisiana, in Caddo Parish. Marker is on North Market Street (U.S. 71) near Airport Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 147 North Market Street, Shreveport LA 71107, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Navy Yard (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Commercial Use of Natural Gas in Louisiana (about 600 feet away); Holy Trinity Catholic Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pro Deo et Patria (approx. 0.3 miles away); McNeill St. Pump Station
Cross Bayou Marker image. Click for full size.
August 30, 2019
2. Cross Bayou Marker
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Chamber Plaza (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Pardon (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Chamber Plaza (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shreveport.
More about this marker. Located at western terminus of Airport Drive and North Market Street. Address given is best parking location.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 141 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 14, 2019.

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