Vicksburg Bridge

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Vicksburg Bridge
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Coordinates 32°18′55″N 90°54′30″W / 32.31528°N 90.90833°W / 32.31528; -90.90833
Carries 4 lanes of I‑20 / US 80
Crosses Mississippi River
Locale Delta, Louisiana and Vicksburg, Mississippi
ID number 053304510900001
Characteristics
Design Cantilever bridge
Total length 12,974 feet (3,954 m)
Width 60 feet (18 m)
Longest span 870 feet (265 m)
Clearance below 116 feet (35 m)
History
Opened February 14, 1973
Statistics
Daily traffic 25,000 (2007)

The Vicksburg Bridge is a cantilever bridge carrying Interstate 20 and U.S. Route 80 across the Mississippi River between Delta, Louisiana and Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Next to it is the Old Vicksburg Bridge.

The Vicksburg Bridge is the northernmost crossing of the Mississippi River in Louisiana open to motor vehicles.

In 2013 state officials announced projects to improve the stability of the bridge, and to install underwater radar to assist barge captains in avoiding the bridge, which had been struck by barges repeatedly since its construction.[1]

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