The Huey P. Long Bridge: Pictorial & Narrative History; Past & Present.

Topic: The Huey P. Long Bridge: Pictorial & Narrative History; Past & Present.

Day/Date/Time: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 10 am - 12 noon. Location:

Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Dr., Algiers, LA 70131 First Floor Meeting Room.

Dr. Tonja Koob. President of Gaea Consultants, 536 Washington Ave. New Orleans, LA 70130 and Jennifer Snape, Project Manager for same, both licensed professional engineers, will discuss their new book, The Huey P. Long Bridge.

In June, 2013 the Louisiana Dept. of Transportation & Development completed a multi-year, $1.2 Billion expansion and widening of the Huey P. Long Bridge, while keeping it open to vehicular and railroad traffic, which is no small feat.

Named after the 40th Governor of Louisiana, the Huey P. Long Bridge 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.

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Historic Civil Engineering Landmark Program has recognized the Huey P. Long Bridge as a civil engineering landmark.This ASCE program was established to recognize historically significant local, national, and international civil engineering projects, structures, and sites. Presently, more than 200 projects around the world have been formally recognized through the program, among them: the Hoover Dam, the Eiffel Tower, the Suez Canal, the Statue of Liberty, the Panama Canal, the Golden Gate Bridge and now the Huey P. Long Bridge.

All Algiers Historical Society monthly meetings are free and open to the general public. We meet the third Saturday of each month, unless otherwise noted. We offer our meeting attendees free, freshly made breakfast treats, hot coffee and chilled bottle water. We always meet at the Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Dr., Algiers, LA 70131, on the westbank of New Orleans. The library is located across the street from the Whitney Bank-Holiday Dr. branch.

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