Interstate 210 is the Lake Charles Loop, a truck bypass and alternate route for long distance travelers around the city of Lake Charles in southwestern Louisiana.
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The bridge taking Interstate 210 across Prien Lake (South City Bridge) was dedicated during an afternoon ceremony held on June 26, 1964. Construction on the 8,700 foot long span commenced in 1960 at a cost of $18 million. Linking the intersection of Prien Lake Road and Lake Street in Lake Charles with I-10 south of Maplewood, the I-210 crossing rises to a height of 157.5 feet above a 400-foot wide channel on Prien Lake.1
Plans for I-210 were completed in June 1967, with the first contract let to build the roadway between Lake Street and Enterprise Boulevard. The second of three phases covered the freeway between Enterprise Boulevard and Legion Street within Chennault Air Base. The last phase connected with Interstate 10 from Legion Street.2
- "South City Bridge Opens Friday." Lake Charles American-Press (LA), June 21, 1964.
- "I-210 project scheduled in three phases." Lake Charles American-Press (LA), June 9, 1966.
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