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Cross Bayou
Shreveport Water Works Museum December 2017 11 (raw water pump house and Cross Bayou).jpg
Cross Bayou and a raw water pump house as viewed from the Shreveport Waterworks Pumping Station
Country United States
Physical characteristics
Main source Texas
River mouth Shreveport, Louisiana
Discharge
  • Location:
    Dixie, LA
  • Average rate:
    2,659 cu/ft. per sec.

Cross Bayou is a 38.0-mile-long (61.2 km) river in Texas and Louisiana. It is a tributary of the Red River, part of the Mississippi River watershed.

It rises in southeastern Harrison County, Texas, 15 miles (24 km) southeast of Marshall, and flows east into Caddo Parish, Louisiana. It flows through 8-mile-long (13 km) Cross Lake on the outskirts of Shreveport, and joins the Red River in downtown Shreveport.

The latter portion is known as Twelve Mile Bayou, locally spelled Twelvemile Bayou.

Crossings

  • Kansas City Southern Railroad Bridge, Cross Bayou is a historic railway bridge that is the next to last crossing before the Red River.
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