Photo, Print, Drawing Huey P. Long Bridge, Spanning Mississippi River approximately midway between nine & twelve mile points upstream from & west of New Orleans, Jefferson, Jefferson Parish, LA

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About this Item

Title
Huey P. Long Bridge, Spanning Mississippi River approximately midway between nine & twelve mile points upstream from & west of New Orleans, Jefferson, Jefferson Parish, LA
Contributor Names
Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Modjeski, Masters & Chase, Inc., engineer
Siems-Helmers, Inc., builder
American Bridge Company, builder
McDonald Engineering Company, builder
McClintic-Marshall Corporation, builder
Paul M. Brignac Electric & Machine Company, builder
Jack Harris & National Construction Company, builder
Calloway, Deborah, transmitter
Coco & Company, contractor
Created / Published
Documentation compiled after 1968
Subject Headings
-  railroad bridges
-  Louisiana -- Jefferson Parish -- Jefferson
Notes
-  Significance: The Huey P. Long Bridge, the first bridge to cross the Mississippi River in Louisiana, was named for governor during whose administration it was built. It is still considered a major engineering accomplishment and was recognized as the world's longest steel trestle railroad bridge at 22,996' (4.36 miles of structure) in length. It has two railroad tracks between two trusses and two, two-lane highways bracketed to the outside. It was built during the depression of the 1930s at a cost of $12.8 million. The bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
-  Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N1071
-  Survey number: HAER LA-17
-  Building/structure dates: 1935 Initial Construction
Medium
Photo(s): 213
Measured Drawing(s): 28
Data Page(s): 31
Photo Caption Page(s): 52
Call Number/Physical Location
HAER LA-17
Source Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Control Number
la0507
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html
Language
English
Online Format
image
pdf
Description
Photo(s): 213 | Measured Drawing(s): 28 | Data Page(s): 31 | Photo Caption Page(s): 52

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Historic American Engineering Record, Creator, Masters & Chase Modjeski, Inc Siems-Helmers, Builder American Bridge Company, Builder Mcdonald Engineering Company, Builder Mcclintic-Marshall Corporation, Builder Paul M. Brignac Electric & Machine Company, Builder Jack Harris & National Construction Company, and Contractor Coco & Company. Huey P. Long Bridge, Spanning Mississippi River approximately midway between nine & twelve mile points upstream from & west of New Orleans, Jefferson, Jefferson Parish, LA. Jefferson Jefferson Parish Louisiana, 1968. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/la0507/.

APA citation style:

Historic American Engineering Record, C., Modjeski, M. &. C., Siems-Helmers, I., American Bridge Company, B., Mcdonald Engineering Company, B., Mcclintic-Marshall Corporation, B. [...] Coco & Company, C. (1968) Huey P. Long Bridge, Spanning Mississippi River approximately midway between nine & twelve mile points upstream from & west of New Orleans, Jefferson, Jefferson Parish, LA. Jefferson Jefferson Parish Louisiana, 1968. Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/la0507/.

MLA citation style:

Historic American Engineering Record, Creator, et al. Huey P. Long Bridge, Spanning Mississippi River approximately midway between nine & twelve mile points upstream from & west of New Orleans, Jefferson, Jefferson Parish, LA. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/la0507/>.

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