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Twin Bridges, Louisiana

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Twin Bridges.

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Twin Bridges, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Twin Bridges and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Twin Bridges and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Twin Bridges. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Twin Bridges.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a parish-by-parish basis. We have selected West Carroll Parish as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The West Carroll Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Twin Bridges is near East Carroll Parish and also Morehouse Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for East Carroll Parish

Sighting report for Morehouse Parish

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit

The website, centered on Twin Bridges.

How Far From Twin Bridges to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Twin Bridges to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Twin Bridges and extending to:

  • Oak Grove [Map], which is the Seat of West Carroll Parish, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 163 miles [262.3 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Twin Bridges to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 911 miles [1,466.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 52 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,778 miles [10,908.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,498 miles [12,066.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,373 miles [8,647 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Twin Bridges ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Twin Bridges.

While the name Twin Bridges is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Louisiana


Izard County

Our profile page for Twin Bridges, Izard County   [Map]

Distance: About 232 miles [373.4 km] to the North.


El Dorado County

Our profile page for Twin Bridges, El Dorado County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,648 miles [2,652.2 km] to the West Northwest.


Knox County

Our profile page for Twin Bridges, Knox County   [Map]

Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the North Northeast.


Laclede County

Our profile page for Twin Bridges, Laclede County   [Map]

Distance: About 332 miles [534.3 km] to the North.


Madison County

Our profile page for Twin Bridges, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,413 miles [2,274 km] to the Northwest.


Washington County

Our profile page for Twin Bridges, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 817 miles [1,314.8 km] to the Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Twin Bridges ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bear Skin   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest of Twin Bridges   [Map]

Floyd   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Floyd Landing   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Forest   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Goodwill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Green   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Oak Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Pioneer   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Redwing   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Louisiana

About West Carroll Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Twin Bridges. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Louisiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Twin Bridges) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Twin Bridges. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7987, Longitude: -91.5015     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Twin Bridges have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Twin Bridges to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.509 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.475 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.359 degrees.

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