Huey P. Long Bridge discussion
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Huey P. Long Bridge
This combination rail and highway bridge crosses the Mississippi River at Jefferson Parish,LA. The railway part of this bridge at 22,996 feet is the longest in the United States. The highway structure of this bridge is 8,076 feet long. The bridge is approximately 135 feet high and the widest clean span is 790 feet.
This Is Not The Huey P. Long
The correct location is north of this location. The coordinates are (30░11'35.71"N, 90░ 6'23.35"W) the bridge crosses Lake Pontchartrain not the Mississippi River.
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This article is about a bridge in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana; a second Huey P. Long Bridge is in Baton Rouge.
The Huey P. Long Bridge in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana is a cantilevered steel through truss bridge that carries a two-track railroad line over the Mississippi River at mile 106.1 with two lanes of US 90 on each side of the central tracks. Opened in December 1935 to replace the Walnut Street Ferry, the bridge was named for an extremely popular and notorious governor, Huey P. Long, who had just been assassinated on September 8th of that year. The bridge was the first Mississippi River span built in Louisiana and the 29th along the length of the river.