The Historic Caddo Lake Drawbridge

Historic Caddo Lake Drawbridge
Historic Caddo Lake Drawbridge
Historic 1914 Caddo Lake "Vertical Lift" Drawbridge
Historic 1914 Caddo Lake "Vertical Lift" Drawbridge

Location

Louisiana Hwy. 538 at Caddo Lake
Mooringsport LA 71060

In 1914, as modes of transportation progressed, the Historic Caddo Lake Drawbridge at Mooringsport was built to replace the ferry. This vehicular bridge illustrates the unique "Vertical-Lift" design of Mr. John Alexander Low Waddell of the illustrious firm of Waddell and Harrington Bridges. This design allowed the entire center span to lift in a vertical direction to allow tall oil equipment to pass through, especially Gulf Oil Company's pile driver. This is the last surviving Waddell Vertical-lift bridge in Louisiana.

Amenities

Designations
  • National Register of Historic Places
General Information
  • Family Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Open Year-Round

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