A Historic Landmark

A Historic Landmark (tmp-a52a3)

Location: Moreauville, LA 71355 Avoyelles Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 4.418', W 91° 47.58'

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Sarot Old Iron Bridge is the first bridge in Louisiana to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The State Review Committee for the National Register of Historic Places in Baton Rouge first considered the bridge on November 21, 1989 during a presentation attended by Adam Ponthieu Sr., Postmaster at Big Bend, Eleanor Blakewood Marshall, Marilyn B. Coco, Secretary of La Commission des Avoyelles, and Carlos A. Mayeux Jr., President of La Commission des Avoyelles. On November 21, 1989, Sarto Old Iron Bridge over Bayou des Glaises in Avoyelles Parish was officially entered into the National Register of Historic Places in Washington, D.C.The State Review Committee for the Department of Historic Preservation noted the significance of the Sarto Bridge in a presentation:
"The Sarto Bridge is of statewideSignificance in the area of transportation as anearly example of a rare bridge type. The steel truss swingbridge was the principal bridge type during the early 20thcentury and only a few survive in Louisiana as a rarity."
HM Numbertmp-a52a3
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Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 10:16pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 615142 N 3438388
Decimal Degrees31.07363333, -91.79300000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 4.418', W 91° 47.58'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 4' 25.08" N, 91° 47' 34.8" W
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Area Code(s)318
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Iron Bridge Crossing, Moreauville LA 71355, US
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