Highway 82

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Louisiana Highway 82 is a part of a 156-mile multi-state route serving southwest Louisiana from Port Arthur, Texas east to Cameron and Abbeville. The state highway includes the Cameron Ferry as part of its route.

Louisiana Highway 82 East
LA 82 provides the only link between Cameron Parish and the state of Texas. The coastal parish, the largest land area parish in Louisiana, was founded in 1870 and named after Simon Cameron, President Abraham Lincoln's first secretary of war. 6,839 people lived in Cameron Parish per the 2010 census. 11/20/10
A reassurance marker for LA 82 stands at the Sabine Lake bridge end. The state highway stretches east across coastal Cameron Parish into Vermillion Parish, where it turns northeasterly to Abbeville along a 143-mile route. 11/20/10
Approaching LA 27 north near the community of Holly Beach. LA 27 travels 33 miles north to Interstate 10 at Sulphur as part of a 132-mile long fish hook shaped route between U.S. 190 at DeRidder and LA 14 near Holmwood. 11/20/10
LA 27 south and LA 82 east combine for 24.7 miles from Holly Beach to Creole along a route that includes the Cameron Ferry across the Calcasieu Ship Channel. Together LA 27 north and LA 82 west are a part of the Creole Nature Trail scenic byway. 11/20/10
Louisiana Highway 82 West
Industrial facilities of Port Arthur come into view as LA 82 advances to the Texas state line and the transition into SH 82. 11/20/10
Louisiana Highway 82 spans the southern tip of Sabine Lake at the southwestern corner of Louisiana and the southeastern corner of Texas. 11/20/10
An old swing bridge located here was damaged by Hurricane Rita and replaced with a $16 million structure which opened at the end of 2009. The bridge crosses the state line between Louisiana and Texas, although the actual boundary is unsigned here. 11/20/10

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11/20/10 by Justin Cozart

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Page Updated 04-27-2012.

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