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Historic Caddo Lake Drawbridge

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Address: LA Hwy. 538 at Caddo Lake, Mooringsport, LA 71060-0035
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A great look at history

The bridge is cool. Caddo lake is cool too, the only natural lake in the entire area and full of good Indian stories and other interesting stuff.

Reviewed 2 February 2016
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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Moses Lake, Washington
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

A wonderful piece of history and architecture. This bridge was in use for decades. Amazing that no one ever went over the side. Now only for smaller vehicles. Gotta see this.

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Macon, Georgia
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Reviewed 23 April 2016

Its pretty amazing that after 102 years this historical site is still around after all the storms and weather. It really tells how well things were built back in 1914. I drove 25 miles north of Boosier City just to view this place in history. There is not much here left to see here than a few local fisherman casting... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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Reviewed 2 February 2016

The bridge is cool. Caddo lake is cool too, the only natural lake in the entire area and full of good Indian stories and other interesting stuff.

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Thank John W
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Reviewed 20 September 2014

Easy to find no cars on Bridge, pedestrians only. overlooks Caddo Lake close to Southwestern Electric Power Plant.

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Shreveport, LA
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

Built in 1914, this vertical lift drawbridge was modeled after the South Halsted Street bridge in Chicago. It replaced a ferry, and allowed oil companies to move equipment under the bridge. This equipment was used to drill the first offshore wells. The bridge is in the National Register of Historic Places.

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Brampton, Ontario
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Reviewed 4 January 2012

We were staying in Shreveport and decided to go for a drive towards Mooringsport because of the review I had read about the draw bridge. It is not the prettiest bridge I have ever seen. It is being used as a fishing pier. Would I make a special trip to see this sight? No. Having said that I would stop... More 

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Granbury, Texas
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Reviewed 4 November 2011

We only drove out there because we wanted to see more of Caddo Lake. We were so glad we did! The drawbridge has a very unique history, it was even used as a practice field for MacArthur! From there, don't miss the dam which is only two miles away (follow easy signage). The scenery is beautiful. The lake is gorgeous.... More 

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