Huey P. Long Bridge

Huey P. Long Bridge New Orleans Louisiana

Stock #: 14072
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: New Orleans
State: Louisiana (LA)
County: Orleans
Publisher: New Orleans News Co
Postmark: 1954
PM State: LA
Stamp: 2c
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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The Huey P. Long Bridge is 4.4 miles long including approaches, one of the longest railroad bridges in the world; the finest span across the Mississippi: coast $13,000,000; has two 18 ft. auto roadways toll free forms a juncture of two transcontinental highway. Old Spanish Trail from the Atlantic to Pacific and Jefferson Highway from the Gulf to Canada. Its central pier rests on sand 170 ft. below the water of the river and it extends a total of 409 ft. high, equal to a 36-story office building. The bridge provides a 135 ft. vertieal clearance and a 790 ft. horizontal clearance
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