The Resource Huey P. Long Bridge, Tonja Koob Marking and Jennifer Snape

Huey P. Long Bridge, Tonja Koob Marking and Jennifer Snape

Label
Huey P. Long Bridge
Title
Huey P. Long Bridge
Statement of responsibility
Tonja Koob Marking and Jennifer Snape
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Named after the 40th governor of Louisiana, the Huey P. Long Bridge, just outside of New Orleans in Jefferson Parish, is the longest railroad bridge in the United States. For 15 years after it opened in 1935, it was the longest railroad bridge in the world. Initially conceived in 1892, the "Huey P." was the first bridge to span the deep-draft navigation channel of the lower Mississippi River, opening the path for a southern transcontinental railroad. The highway and pedestrian portions of the bridge provided additional transport, which previously had only been available by ferry. New Orleans and its surrounding regions grew in population and economic importance as the publicly owned bridge connected the Port of New Orleans to the rest of the United States through six Class I railroads. The Huey P. continues to function in its original, now undersized, capacity. In April 2006, the state began a widening of the bridge to double its automobile lanes from 18 feet to 43 feet. In September 2012, the American Society of Civil Engineers dedicated the Huey P. Long Bridge as a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark
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Cataloging source
CUS
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Marking, Tonja Koob
Dewey number
624.2/190976338
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
TG25.J44
LC item number
M37 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Snape, Jennifer
Series statement
Images of America
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  • Bridges
  • Huey P. Long Bridge (Jefferson Parish, La.)
  • Jefferson Parish (La.)
  • New Orleans Region (La.)
Label
Huey P. Long Bridge, Tonja Koob Marking and Jennifer Snape
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OverDrive eBook
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Need and plan for a bridge -- Constructing the approaches -- Constructing the main span -- Huey P. Long Bridge celebrations -- Huey P. Long bridge widening project
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (127 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
3D3618AC-2647-490F-899E-CC5959047E3F
System control number
(OCoLC)882578258
Label
Huey P. Long Bridge, Tonja Koob Marking and Jennifer Snape
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
OverDrive eBook
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Need and plan for a bridge -- Constructing the approaches -- Constructing the main span -- Huey P. Long Bridge celebrations -- Huey P. Long bridge widening project
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (127 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
3D3618AC-2647-490F-899E-CC5959047E3F
System control number
(OCoLC)882578258
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