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 (Dorena-Hickman Ferry)

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 (Caruthersville Bridge)

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 (Hernando de Soto Bridge)
Harahan Bridge Union Pacific Railroad, Big River Crossing Bike/Pedestrian Trail (Beginning October 22, 2016) 1916 35°07′45″N 90°04′33″W / 35.12917°N 90.07583°W / 35.12917; -90.07583 (Harahan Bridge)[2]
Frisco Bridge BNSF Railway 1892 35°07′43″N 90°04′35″W / 35.12861°N 90.07639°W / 35.12861; -90.07639 (Frisco Bridge)[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 (Memphis & Arkansas Bridge)[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 (Helena Bridge)
Charles W. Dean Bridge (construction was 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 (Charles W. Dean Bridge)
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 (Benjamin G. Humphreys Bridge (demolished))
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 (Greenville Bridge)

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 (Old Vicksburg Bridge)
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 (Vicksburg Bridge)
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 (Natchez-Vidalia Bridge)[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 (John James Audubon Bridge)
Huey P. Long Bridge (Baton Rouge) 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 (Huey P. Long Bridge)
Horace Wilkinson Bridge I-10 1968 30°26′23″N 91°11′47″W / 30.43972°N 91.19639°W / 30.43972; -91.19639 (Horace Wilkinson Bridge)
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 (Plaquemine Ferry)
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 (Sunshine Bridge)
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 (Gramercy Bridge (Veterans Memorial Bridge))
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 (Hale Boggs Memorial Bridge (Luling-Destrehan Bridge))
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 (Huey P. Long Bridge)[7]
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 (Crescent City Connection)[8]
Canal Street Ferry 29°57′05″N 90°03′33″W / 29.95139°N 90.05917°W / 29.95139; -90.05917 (Canal Street Ferry)[9]
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. ^ "Huey P Long Bridge". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. June 4, 1980. Retrieved 2007-12-20. 
  8. ^ "Crescent City Connection". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. June 4, 1980. Retrieved 2007-12-20. 
  9. ^ "Canal Street Algiers Ferry". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. June 4, 1980. Retrieved 2007-12-20. 

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