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Aug 16, 2014

Huey P. Long

Louisiana's two greatest Monuments, 
conceived and built by the late U.S. Senator 
Huey P. Long
State Capitol,  BatonRouge                                                      Huey P. Long Bridge,  New Orleans

The new Louisiana State Capitol is the tallest building in the South, 34 floors, height to top of beacon light 450 feet.  The new Hyey P. Long Bridge is 4.4 miles long including approaches, the finest span across the Mississippi; central pier, 409 feet high, equal to a 36-story office building;  135 feet vertical clearance for steamers; 790 feet horizontal clearance: cost $13,000,000.

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