Rail and Traffic Bridge, connecting Louisiana and Mississippi, across the Mississippi river at Vicksburg, Miss. Completed in may, 1930, at a cost of $8,500,000, taking 22 months to build. It consists of seven piers and six spans, one of which is 825 feet long, and the other five, 417 feet long. Total length, including approaches, 7,484 feet. Only bridge across the Mississippi River between Memphis and the Gulf of Mexico, making Vicksburg the Gateway City, between the East and West.