100 years, and no wrinkles

Staff Report
The historic Union Pacific Big Boy 4041 steam engine passed over the bridge during its visit to Plaquemine in August.

An iconic Plaquemine structure is celebrating a milestone birthday. The rusted railroad bridge over Bayou Plaquemine is 100 this year.

The lift on the bridge is no longer in working order, but the railroad line is still used today.

The lift on the bridge is no longer in working order, but the railroad line is still used today. Historian Burke Devillier confirmed the age of the bridge. The historic Big Boy steam engine passed over the bridge during its visit to Plaquemine in August.