Huey P. Long Bridge
Huey P. Long Bridge, Jefferson Parish, LA, several miles upriver from New Orleans.
Invitation to opening ceremonies of the first bridge across the
Mississippi River in the state of Louisiana, December, 1936.  By
the time the bridge was completed, the very controversial Sen.
Huey P. Long, who had pushed for the bridge and who had
chosen the location (rural Jefferson Parish, rather than the
state's largest city of New Orleans) had been assassinated.
Car on the approach to the bridge, Jefferson Parish, 1930's.
The dual bridge accommodates both vehicular and train traffic, with a
two-track railroad line, with lanes of U.S. Hwy. 90 on either side of the
central tracks.  It remains the longest railroad bridge in the United States and
is very popular with railroad enthusiasts.  This is a postcard rendering of the
first train to cross the bridge.
The postcard reads, "Louisiana's two greatest monuments, conceived and built
by the late U.S. Senator Huey P. Long:  State Capitol & Huey P. Long Bridge."
The Huey P. Long Bridge today (as the USS San Antonio passes under the bridge).