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Historic Caddo Lake Drawbridge

LA Hwy. 538 at Caddo Lake, Mooringsport, LA 71060-0035
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Beautiful

Historic beautiful Old Bridge. Forever linked to Caddo Lake's history. Bridges like this are few... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
Kimberly J
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Drawbridge

A wonderful piece of history and architecture. This bridge was in use for decades. Amazing that... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2016
Warren C
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Moses Lake, Washington
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good25%
  • Average25%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible0%
18 Jul 2017
“Beautiful”
7 Oct 2016
“Drawbridge”
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LA Hwy. 538 at Caddo Lake, Mooringsport, LA 71060-0035
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Historic beautiful Old Bridge. Forever linked to Caddo Lake's history. Bridges like this are few and far between in the United States today. It is over 100 years old

Thank Kimberly J
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.

Thank Warren C
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....More

Thank dunnonsite
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.

Thank John W
Reviewed 21 September 2014

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

Thank Combatmedic91
Reviewed 5 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...More

Thank JasShreveport_LA
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...More

2  Thank Campfiver
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...More

2  Thank Lacey C
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