Huey P. Long Bridge

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Type:
Linen
Stamp:
2c
Postmark/Cancel:
1954
NEW ORLEANS, LA
Size:
3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
Stock #:
14072

Description:

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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