Firmin Breaux built the first bridge that spanned Bayou Teche. It was a footbridge that became a popular landmark and allowed the town to be the only one along the bayou to prosper on both sides simultaneously. The current bridge that spans Bayou Teche in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, was erected in 1950.
Breaux Bridge celebrates its 150th birthday in 2009! The community-wide celebration will take place September 11-12. Click here for more information on the event. A print of this photograph has been donated to The Bridge Collection and will be on display along with the other submissions during the two-day celebration event. Click here to learn more about this permanent collection of work and where it will be displayed.