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Belcher in Caddo Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Horseshoe Bayou Bridge On LA. 530

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By Jason Armstrong, March 13, 2021
1. Horseshoe Bayou Bridge On LA. 530 Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1915, the one lane bridge is one of the earliest examples in Louisiana of an all-concrete structure. Unique characteristics give it a coherent, monolithic appearance. The reinforced concrete superstructure consists of a concrete deck on two concrete girders per span. It appears to have been built without joints The bridge was closed in 2002 after 87 years of service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1915.
 
Location. 32° 45.171′ N, 93° 50.136′ W. Marker is in Belcher, Louisiana, in Caddo Parish. Marker is on Caddo Street west of Line Street, on the right when traveling west. Located at the end of Caddo Road. Bridge has been blocked off creating a dead end road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belcher LA 71004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Minnie Clyde Dixon Connell (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First State Bank of Belcher (about 700 feet away); Ruben T. Glassell House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Belcher Mound (approx.
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0.2 miles away); Belcher Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Louisiana Maneuvers Led by General Patton (approx. 0.4 miles away); Caddo Indian Dugout Canoe (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cedar Bluff Ferry (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belcher.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 11, 2021, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, OKlahoma. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 11, 2021, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, OKlahoma. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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