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--- Quote from: Road Hog on July 18, 2023, 09:01:32 PM ---I had no idea US 71 even came close to the Ouachita River unless it was over a tiny tributary in a culvert.
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Here's the original US 71 Ouachita River bridge.


--- Quote from: CtrlAltDel on July 18, 2023, 12:20:04 PM ---
--- Quote from: SteveG1988 on May 02, 2015, 08:47:56 AM ---

Interstate 75, Clay's Ferry bridge

"Built 1946 as part of US 25; twin span added 1963 as part of I-75; both spans widened in 1998 to form a single six-lane bridge"

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I know this post is old, but I had no idea the bridge was cobbled together. The piers look pretty cool:

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Sadly the story is kind of not as cool as it looks on the surface. The only parts of the original spans in use in the 21st century are the piers.


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