The Sunset Limited: Lake Charles, LA (LCH - mile 219)

I-10 crosses the Calcasieu River just south of Lake Charles over a 6,605-foot Warren through truss bridge that was built in 1952 for US 90 and grandfathered in as an interstate bridge. It is notable for the decorative cast iron dueling pistols on the guard railings (in homage to the area's pirate history) and the terrifying 5% grade on the east approach. Perhaps even more terrifying is the industry on the other side of the river that is the economic lifeblood for the area in general and the local community of oncologists in particular.

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Lake Charles
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Lake Charles
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Lake Charles
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Lake Charles
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Lake Charles
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Observation car
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Drainage
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Lakefront
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Swamp
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I-10 Bridge
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I-10 Bridge (video)
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I-10 Bridge
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I-10 Bridge
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I-10 Bridge (video)
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I-10 Bridge
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Tanks
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Closed refinery
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Closed refinery
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Closed refinery
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Closed refinery
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Closed refinery
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Siding into refinery
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The Sunset Limited: Lake Charles, LA (LCH - mile 219)
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Sabine River - Texas border