Huey P. Long Bridge – New Orleans LA


This bridge across the Mississippi River was started under President Hoover’s Reconstruction Finance Corporation in 1931, and completed in 1935 with PWA funds.

“Opened in December 1935 to replace the Walnut Street Ferry, the bridge was named for the extremely popular and notorious governor, Huey P. Long, who had just been assassinated on September 8 of that year. The bridge was the first Mississippi River span built in Louisiana and the 29th along the length of the river. It is a few miles upriver from the city of New Orleans.”



Source notes

Leighninger Jr., Robert. "Building Louisiana: The Legacy of the Public Works Administration." (2007).

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Location Info

Huey P. Long Bridge
Bridge City, LA 70094

Coordinates: 29.944337, -90.169222

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