It happened with so little fanfare that hardly anyone seemed to notice the demolition of the Caillavet Street bridge. This bridge once carried Caillavet Street to the north shore of back bay where Biloxi’s Caillavet Street became Central Avenue in D’Iberville.
The first bridge crossing back bay was built in 1901 and was the longest non-rail bridge on the coast until the mid 1920’s. This bridge was severely damaged by the Hurricane of 1947 and removed not long after.
Construction of the concrete bridge began to replace the wooden bridge in 1926. The new bridge opened for service in 1927.
This bridge was the primary way of crossing back bay until the I-110 Biloxi Back Bay bridge was built in 1971-1973.
Soon after the opening of the I-110 Biloxi Back Bay bridge the Caillavet Street bridge closed and had its draw removed. It served out its remaining years as a fishing pier. Damaged severely by Katrina the bridge had been closed to the public since 2005.