Acadiana Chapter - 82nd Airborne Division Association
A monument recognizing the "Louisiana Memorial Airborne Bridge" is located at mile marker 121 on Interstate 10 in Louisiana (approximately 15 miles east of Lafayette at the Atchafalaya Welcome Center; 1908 Atchafalaya River Hwy, Breaux Bridge, LA 70517).
The Louisiana State Legislature, at the request of the Acadiana Chapter, passed Legislative Act 793 on July 10, 1989, naming the 18.5 mile elevated bridge on I-10 over the Atchafalaya Swamp the "Louisiana Airborne Memorial Bridge."
The Acadiana Chapter members bought and paid for the monument and the benches surrounding it. The monument was dedicated on October 20, 1990. We invite all Airborne veterans to stop and see the monument if you are traveling on I-10.
Louisiana Airborne Memorial Bridge Monument