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“Just A Bridge, Until...”

Ranked #17 of 64 things to do in Shreveport
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Owner description: Adorned with neon lights, the bridge that connects Shreveport and Bossier City across the Red River is considered a work of art.
Reviewed November 11, 2013

For most days of the year this is just your everyday, ordinary bridge. But on special occasions it becomes some thing quite different. In the past it was lit with neon lights, but over the years the number of actual lights have began to dwindle to where it is now. On special events like July 4th and other such days, the fire works display is quite spectacular, especially for this area.

Thank Johnnie W
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Many years ago when the casinos came to town, the cities decided to decorate the bridge with a bunch of red/orange neon lights. Rumor had it that you could make out the head of a Texas Longhorn if you stood in the right area. I never saw it. At various times there are so many of the neon bulbs burned out that you really don't see much of a pattern at all.

Don't go out of your way to see it. But if you're down on the riverfront, chances are you will pass by it.

1  Thank Jon C
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Like many cities, Shreveport does not seem to have the money to repair the neon in the 'Neon Bridge'. Neat older bridge, but not worth the effort to travel to see.

2  Thank Rkvbeach
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

We could not get a cab from the "other side" and so decided to walk back to Shreveport. An enjoyable scenic walk. The Red River certainly lives up to its name

Thank tyka29
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

The bridge is very old, but I thought it was going to be a beautiful sight to see after driving from the DFW area to Shreveport to look around at some new things.. After light hit, the bridge was nothing like we thought it would be. It was run-down and a let down, like most of Shreveport seemed to be. It's nowhere near as exciting as I thought it would be. Next time we'll go the opposite way or stay in Texas!

Thank Kyle F
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