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Monday, February 15, 2010

Huey P Long Bridge New Orleans Louisiana over the Mississippi 1938

What a beautiful vintage 1938 postcard. Features the Huey P Long Bridge, New Orleans Louisiana connecting New Orleans with the Great West . The bridge was erected at a cost of 13,000,000. The total length from the railroad approach to the end is four and one half miles. The channel span over the navigation channel of the river is 790 feet. The longest free bridge in American and one of today's greatest engineering feats. Two auto roadways one on each side which are 18 feet wide. Time in erecting about 3 years.

This statement was written in 1938.
Addressed to Mrs Irma Lewillen of Newton Kansas from Maude

" Dear Irma We girls only came this far.. going back tomorrow expect to be home Thurs. haven't heard a word from home. Seen and learned a lot. This bridge is beautiful Love Maude
Left the 11th ?? Will be on the road Thanksgiving.

Postmarked Nov 20 1938 New Orleans

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