Crossing the Huey P. Long Bridge on Amtrak's Sunset Limited
May 11, 2012
Amtrak's westbound Sunset Limited crosses the Huey P. Long bridge while leaving the Big Easy (New Orleans). We pass a Union Pacific Manifest train as we descend back on to land. (Good view of bridge structure from rear window of train.)
Cantilevered through truss-Approaches are Warren deck truss all verticals, Deck plate girders, concrete stringers, steel stringers
Length of largest span: 790.0 ft.
Total length: 22,996.0 ft. (4.4 mi.)
Deck width: 36.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.94500, -90.16833(decimal degrees) 29°56'42" N, 90°10'06" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
BH 19034 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2015)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair(5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory(6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good(7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 63.2 (out of 100) View more at BridgeReports.com
April 2, 2017: New video from Roger Deschner
January 11, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Riveted"
January 10, 2017: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: added approaches
February 17, 2014: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Widened"
August 1, 2013: New photo from M. D. Caillet
June 21, 2013: New photos from Jared Mixson
June 20, 2013: Updated by Jared Mixson: widening completed
December 12, 2012: New photo from Jared Mixson
October 15, 2012: New photo from Jared Mixson
September 19, 2012: New photo from Jared Mixson
February 2, 2012: Updated by James Baughn: Designated as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark
July 10, 2010: New photo from Nathan Morton
July 8, 2010: New photos from Nathan Morton
April 19, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth