Vicksburg Bridge Article

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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
Carries4 lanes of I‑20 / US 80
Crosses Mississippi River
Locale Delta, Louisiana and Vicksburg, Mississippi
ID number053304510900001
Characteristics
Design Cantilever bridge
Total length12,974 feet (3,954 m)
Width60 feet (18 m)
Longest span870 feet (265 m)
Clearance below116 feet (35 m)
History
OpenedFebruary 14, 1973
Statistics
Daily traffic25,000 (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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