|Huey P. Long Bridge|
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|The Huey P. Long bridge across the Mississippi River just days before its dedication in 1935. The bridge
consisted of four highway lanes and two railroad tracks. At the time of its construction, it was the longest
railroad bridge in the world. The bridge is currently in the midst of a huge expansion project which will
add to and widen the highway lanes. The project is on schedule to be completed in 2013.
|The first train crosses the bridge on the day of its dedication in 1935.|
|From a UPI press release at the time of the bridge's dedication:
"Longest bridge of its kind in the world - New Orleans points with pride to this bridge, which will be
opened December 16th and dedicated to the late U.S. Senator Huey P. Long, assassinated three
months ago. The bridge is one of the longest highway-railway-pedestrian bridges in the world."