Sarto Old Iron Bridge

Sarto Old Iron Bridge (tmp-e8a0a)

Location: Moreauville, LA 71355 Avoyelles Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 4.42', W 91° 47.592'

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English SidePrior to 1913, floodwaters from the nearby Mississippi, Atchafalaya, and Red Rivers frequently forced the evacuation of people, livestock and property in the Big Bend area. The Avoyelles Parish Police Jury in 1915 authorized the construction of an elevated permanent bridge over Bayou des Glaises at Sarto Lane. The steel truss swing bridge was completed in 1916 for vehicular and boat traffic. This parish landmark is a rare surviving example of its type and is honored by being the first bridge in Louisiana listed on the National Register of Historic Places.French Side
L'Ancien Pont De Ser de Sarto
Jusqu'en 1913, les crues du Mississippi, tout proche, et des rivières Red (Rouge) et Atchafalaya obligeaient fréquemment hommes et bétail à fuir la zone dite du "Big Bend". En 1915, le Conseil de la Paroisse des Avoyelles autorisa la construction d'un pont, enjambant le Bayou des Glaises au lieu dit "Sarto Lane". Sa construction fut achevée en 1916, et la pont servait à la fois pour le passage des véhicules et des bateaux. Cet ouvrage historique est l'um des derniers exemples de ce type de construction, et fut le premier pont de l'Etat de Louisiane à figurer sur le Registre des Monuments Nationaux.
HM Numbertmp-e8a0a
Year Placed1990
Placed ByAvoyelles Parish Police Jury and The People of Avoyelles
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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 615123 N 3438391
Decimal Degrees31.07366667, -91.79320000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 4.42', W 91° 47.592'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 4' 25.2" N, 91° 47' 35.52" W
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Area Code(s)318
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Iron Bridge Crossing, Moreauville LA 71355, US
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