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Author Topic: US-190 near Baton Rouge, LA: The "other" Huey Long bridge  (Read 2777 times)

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US-190 near Baton Rouge, LA: The "other" Huey Long bridge
« on: June 14, 2020, 12:50:35 PM »

This is from mid-June 2019.  Not as dramatic as the New Orleans version, but an impressive road+rail structure just the same. US-190.



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Re: US-190 near Baton Rouge, LA: The "other" Huey Long bridge
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2020, 01:13:22 PM »

Has it been repainted in recent years? It looked like this in November of 2014:

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Re: US-190 near Baton Rouge, LA: The "other" Huey Long bridge
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2020, 08:24:24 PM »

I believe it has.

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Re: US-190 near Baton Rouge, LA: The "other" Huey Long bridge
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2020, 01:45:35 AM »

The railroad occupying the tracks on the Baton Rouge bridge is Kansas City Southern, with Union Pacific having trackage rights over the span.  This is in contrast to the NO Huey Long bridge, where the tracks are owned by the New Orleans Terminal Railroad, with BNSF having primary trackage rights, but the other rail lines heading north or west from the city can utilize the span provided BNSF isn't using it (this is done regularly for freight transfers to BNSF's Algiers Yard in its namesake city).  Amtrak also runs the Sunset Limited service over the bridge as well.  At present, there are no regular passenger runs over the Baton Rouge bridge; in pre-Amtrak days KCS ran their premier New Orleans-Kansas City service, the "Southern Belle", over that bridge. 
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