List of crossings of the Lower Mississippi River

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This is a list of bridges and other crossings of the Lower Mississippi River from the Ohio River downstream to the Gulf of Mexico. Locations are listed with the left bank (moving downriver) listed first.

Crossings[edit]

Crossing Carries Location Year Opened Coordinates Lat. Long.

Kentucky – Missouri[edit]

Dorena-Hickman Ferry [1] Hickman and Dorena 36°34′04″N 89°12′43″W / 36.56778°N 89.21194°W / 36.56778; -89.21194

Tennessee – Missouri[edit]

Caruthersville Bridge I-155 / US 412 Dyersburg and Caruthersville 1976 36°06′54″N 89°36′47″W / 36.11500°N 89.61306°W / 36.11500; -89.61306

Tennessee – Arkansas[edit]

Hernando de Soto Bridge I-40 Memphis and West Memphis 1973 35°09′10″N 90°03′50″W / 35.15278°N 90.06389°W / 35.15278; -90.06389
Harahan Bridge Union Pacific Railroad 1916 35°07′45″N 90°04′33″W / 35.12917°N 90.07583°W / 35.12917; -90.07583[2]
Frisco Bridge BNSF Railway 1892 35°07′43″N 90°04′35″W / 35.12861°N 90.07639°W / 35.12861; -90.07639[3]
Memphis & Arkansas Bridge I-55, Mississippi River Trail,
US 61 / US 64 / US 70 / US 79
1949 35°07′42″N 90°04′36″W / 35.12833°N 90.07667°W / 35.12833; -90.07667[4]

Mississippi – Arkansas[edit]

Helena Bridge US 49 Lula and Helena-West Helena 1961 34°29′48″N 90°35′17″W / 34.49667°N 90.58806°W / 34.49667; -90.58806
Charles W. Dean Bridge (construction to begin in 2011) Future I-69 / US 278[5] Benoit and Arkansas City Planning Phase 33°37′12″N 91°08′10″W / 33.62000°N 91.13611°W / 33.62000; -91.13611
Benjamin G. Humphreys Bridge (demolished 2011–2012) Greenville and Lake Village 1940 33°17′37″N 91°09′34″W / 33.29361°N 91.15944°W / 33.29361; -91.15944
Greenville Bridge US 82 / US 278[5] 2010 33°17′14″N 91°09′15″W / 33.28722°N 91.15417°W / 33.28722; -91.15417

Mississippi – Louisiana[edit]

Old Vicksburg Bridge Former US 80
Kansas City Southern Railway
Vicksburg and Delta 1930 32°18′52″N 90°54′17″W / 32.31444°N 90.90472°W / 32.31444; -90.90472
Vicksburg Bridge I-20 / US 80 1973 32°18′55″N 90°54′30″W / 32.31528°N 90.90833°W / 32.31528; -90.90833
Natchez-Vidalia Bridge US 84 / US 425 Natchez and Vidalia 1940 31°33′33″N 91°25′09″W / 31.55917°N 91.41917°W / 31.55917; -91.41917[6]

Louisiana[edit]

Angola Ferry LA 3190 Angola Prison and Lettsworth
John James Audubon Bridge LA 10 St. Francisville and New Roads 2011 30°43′39″N 91°21′18″W / 30.72750°N 91.35500°W / 30.72750; -91.35500
Huey P. Long Bridge US 190
Kansas City Southern Railway
Port Allen and Baton Rouge 1940 30°30′25″N 91°11′51″W / 30.50694°N 91.19750°W / 30.50694; -91.19750
Horace Wilkinson Bridge I‑10 1968 30°26′23″N 91°11′47″W / 30.43972°N 91.19639°W / 30.43972; -91.19639
Plaquemine Ferry LA 75 Sunshine and Plaquemine 30°17′03″N 91°13′04″W / 30.28417°N 91.21778°W / 30.28417; -91.21778
White Castle Ferry LA 3075 Carville and White Castle 30°11′36″N 91°07′13″W / 30.19333°N 91.12028°W / 30.19333; -91.12028[7]
Sunshine Bridge LA 70 Donaldsonville and Sorrento 1964 30°05′53″N 90°54′44″W / 30.09806°N 90.91222°W / 30.09806; -90.91222
Gramercy Bridge
(Veterans Memorial Bridge)
LA 3213 Wallace and Gramercy 1995 30°02′45″N 90°40′21″W / 30.04583°N 90.67250°W / 30.04583; -90.67250
Edgard-Reserve Ferry LA 640 Reserve and Edgard 30°03′02″N 90°33′40″W / 30.05056°N 90.56111°W / 30.05056; -90.56111[8]
Hale Boggs Memorial Bridge
(Luling-Destrehan Bridge)
I‑310 Destrehan and Hahnville 1983 29°56′33″N 90°22′25″W / 29.94250°N 90.37361°W / 29.94250; -90.37361
Huey P. Long Bridge US 90
New Orleans Public Belt
Harahan and Bridge City 1935/2013 29°56′39″N 90°10′07″W / 29.94417°N 90.16861°W / 29.94417; -90.16861[9]
Jackson Avenue-Gretna Ferry New Orleans and Gretna 29°55′14″N 90°04′08″W / 29.92056°N 90.06889°W / 29.92056; -90.06889[10]
Crescent City Connection
US 90 Bus. / I‑910 (unsigned)
New Orleans 1958 29°56′17″N 90°03′27″W / 29.93806°N 90.05750°W / 29.93806; -90.05750[11]
Canal Street Ferry 29°57′05″N 90°03′33″W / 29.95139°N 90.05917°W / 29.95139; -90.05917[12]
Chalmette-Lower Algiers Ferry Chalmette and New Orleans
Belle Chasse-Scarsdale Ferry Scarsdale and Belle Chasse
Pointe à la Hache Ferry Pointe à la Hache and West Pointe à la Hache

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.dorena-hickmanferryboat.com/
  2. ^ "Harahan Bridge". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. April 30, 1980. Retrieved 2007-12-20. 
  3. ^ "Frisco Bridge". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. April 30, 1980. Retrieved 2007-12-20. 
  4. ^ "Memphis-Arkansas Bridge". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. April 30, 1980. Retrieved 2007-12-20. 
  5. ^ a b U.S. 82 & 278 presently use the Humphreys Bridge (old Greenville Bridge); they will both move to the new Greenville Bridge when completed (2009–10). U.S. 278 will later move to the Dean Bridge when built (unknown).
  6. ^ "Natchez-Vidalia Bridge". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. June 4, 1980. Retrieved 2007-12-20. 
  7. ^ "Carville=White Castle Ferry". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. February 1, 1994. Retrieved 2007-12-20. 
  8. ^ "Reserve-Edgard Ferry". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. January 1, 1994. Retrieved 2007-12-20. 
  9. ^ "Huey P Long Bridge". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. June 4, 1980. Retrieved 2007-12-20. 
  10. ^ "Jackson Avenue Gretna Ferry". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. June 4, 1980. Retrieved 2007-12-20. 
  11. ^ "Crescent City Connection". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. June 4, 1980. Retrieved 2007-12-20. 
  12. ^ "Canal Street Algiers Ferry". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. June 4, 1980. Retrieved 2007-12-20. 

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