Quachita River Railroad Bridge

Monroe, LA

This 906-foot-long steel-truss swing bridge over the Quachita River was built in the 1880s. At the time I visited in 2006, it was owned and used by the Kansas City Southern Railroad. The brick and mortor center pier started tilting in the late 1990s and a rather complex repair procedure was started in late 2007. The repairs are described in this a very interesting article in The Engineering News-Record

Downtown Monroe was once a bustling river city, but has now been reduced largely to a medical center and some civic offices. However a few lovely old buildings from its halcyon days still remain.

Quachita River Railroad Bridge
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Quachita River Railroad Bridge
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Quachita River Railroad Bridge
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Quachita River Railroad Bridge
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Quachita River Railroad Bridge
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Quachita River Railroad Bridge
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Quachita River Railroad Bridge
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Quachita River Railroad Bridge
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Quachita River Railroad Bridge
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Quachita River Railroad Bridge - Riverfront buildings
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Riverfront buildings
Quachita River Railroad Bridge - Riverfront buildings
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Riverfront buildings
Quachita River Railroad Bridge - Riverfront buildings
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Riverfront buildings

To me, comedy and tragedy are roommates. And they're very strange roommates, but they're always together. If tragedy is around, then comedy is not far behind. If tragedy shows up, comedy is looking over it's shoulder sticking its tongue out. (Gilbert Gottfried)