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Last Updated: Aug 27, 2015     Views: 44

Also known as the Old Mississippi Bridge, Huey P. Long Bridge was completed in its present form in 1940 at a cost of 10 million dollars. It was 28 years old when the New Mississippi River Bridge, the Horace P. Wilkinson Bridge, was opened in 1968.

For more info about either bridge, you can use one of our online newspaper archives to search for articles from local papers like the Advocate - try Advocate Historical Archive for records going back to the 1920s or Newsbank for articles published as recently as yesterday. You can also check out The Baton Rouge Room Digital Archive.

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