Monday, November 6, 2017

NOPBR Huey P Long Bridge (NO) over the Mississippi near New Orleans, LA

(Bridge Hunter, Historic Bridges has yet to visit Louisiana, John A Weeks III, 3D Satellite)

NOPBR is the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad.

There is a second Huey P Long Bridge near Baton Rouge.

Opened in 1935, widened between 2008 and 2013.

Dunncon13 has released the photo into the public domain
The Huey P. Long Bridge, just west of New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo was taken from the eastbound Amtrak Sunset Limited on November 11, 2007, as the train started over the bridge.
Mark Hinsdale was on "a UP Inspection Train operated for those of us working on a New Orleans Infrastructure Upgrade project." He took several photos as the train crossed the bridge.

Mark Hinsdale posted
Mark Hinsdale posted
Mark Hinsdale posted
 This photo was later used in power point and printed presentation booklets about the project.
Mark Hinsdale posted
Norfolk Southern Corp posted
NS train 198 crosses the Huey P. Long Bridge, which is owned and operated by the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad. Having originated at Union Pacific Railroad's Avondale Yard, this train heads north towards Meridian, Miss., and Birmingham, Ala.
James Dunn posted
Huey Long Bridge Jefferson La
James commented on his own post
James Dunn Its a major transfer point for freight going east and west. Up and BNSF transfer freight to CSX and Norfolk Southern and vice versa.Plus New Orleans Public Belt railroad. Finished in 1933 so been upgraded a few times.
James Dunn Double track right in to the UP and BNSF yards.

Bobby Fischer posted
3/6/19. Coming north off the Huey P Long bridge in New Orleans, La. I didn’t have a choice of which side if the bridge to be on and ended up on the shady side so I had to do some editing. I’m just glad I got something up there since I don’t know when or if I’ll be back there.
Robert Kjelland posted
U.S. railroads have built some mighty big bridges to span equally big rivers. Many of these bridges, such as in Cincinnati, have incredibly long trestles to raise the grade. One "super bridge" of note is the Hell Gate Bridge in New York City, the other is the Huey P. Long Bridge in New Orleans as shown here. Notice the train in the foreground descending the trestle. It's a view best taken in from a good 10,000 feet.

Stevie Know commented on a post
Huey P Long bridge:
[I'm guessing it is this one and not the Baton Rouge one. Or does it not matter because the both look the same?]
Bill Neill shared
SP No. 2 - HUEY P. LONG BRIDGE circa 1954 - SP image
In this Southern Pacific publicity photo from the early 1950's, a pair of Alco PA1 units lead the eastbound SUNSET through the West High Curve on the Huey P. Long Bridge. The train would have been about 20 minutes away from its 4:00 P.M. arrival in New Orleans. Because of the position of the bridge, the eastbound train was heading west into the afternoon sun! The 13-car train included a railway post office-express car, a baggage-dormitory car, a 48-seat divided coach, a 44-seat coach, a Pride of Texas coffee shop-tavern-lounge car, two more 44-seat coaches, two 10-roomette/6-double-bedroom sleepers, an Audubon Dining Room car, a French Quarter Lounge car, and two more 10-6 sleepers.

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