Huey P. Long Bridge

Huey P. Long Bridge New Orleans Louisiana


Stock #: 32665
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: New Orleans
State: Louisiana (LA)
County: Orleans
Publisher: New Orleans News Co.
Postmark: 1944
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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