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Author Topic: Huey P. Long Bridge  (Read 15260 times)

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Huey P. Long Bridge
« on: November 08, 2009, 02:29:07 PM »

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Re: Huey P. Long Bridge
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2010, 07:19:03 PM »

A couple of YouTube videos I ran across of Huey P.

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Re: Huey P. Long Bridge
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2010, 02:05:17 PM »

A couple of YouTube videos I ran across of Huey P.

I wonder if someone used some varient of Building Information Modeling (BIM) to model the first video.
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Re: Huey P. Long Bridge
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2010, 06:13:48 PM »

A couple of YouTube videos I ran across of Huey P.

It can be tempted to upgrade the southern approach to freeway standards down to the future I-49 corridor/BUS US-90.
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Re: Huey P. Long Bridge
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2010, 01:06:04 AM »

This sort of baffles me. Wouldn't be cheaper to just replace the bridge? If not, I'd think that changing that much of the original bridge is liable to cause problems down the road.
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Re: Huey P. Long Bridge
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2010, 06:49:30 AM »

There is no way that a replacement could be built without demolishing the original bridge first, because it would have to be built in the exact same spot.  Demolishing the bridge would mean halting all rail traffic across the Mississippi River indefinitely.  Although the renderings show nothing but trees and open land, realistically it is the exact opposite.
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Re: Huey P. Long Bridge
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2010, 10:48:58 PM »

Some shots of the new frame going up on Huey P.

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Re: Huey P. Long Bridge
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2010, 01:22:53 PM »

A couple of YouTube videos I ran across of Huey P.

It can be tempted to upgrade the southern approach to freeway standards down to the future I-49 corridor/BUS US-90.

Actually, the original plan for the Future I-49 South/Westbank Expresswway/US 90 approach was to do almost that, by totally revamping the WB/US 90 interchange to a fully directional with continuous frontage roads connecting US 90 west and the WB (and the elevated freeway continuing E to the current end of the elevated WB near Ames Drive); creating a new approach for US 90 east over the UP railroad, and building an interchange that would replace the intersection between US 90 and LA 18 West (the main road to the Avondale Shipyards.  From that point until the proposed LA 18 East/LA 18 Busisness interchange planned as part of the HPL Bridge Replacement, though, 90 would still be at-grade with little control of access.

I would think that down the road, if I-49 South is actually built, they would consider making the whole segment of US 90 from there to at least Jefferson Highway at least full control of access, and even perhaps Interstate-grade freeway.  Heck, why not go for broke and upgrade Clearview Parkway all the way up to I-10, too, and make it an I-x49??

I know...pipe dream that needs to be moved to the Fictional Freeways forum.  But, still a nice idea.


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Re: Huey P. Long Bridge
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2010, 01:25:55 PM »

Some shots of the new frame going up on Huey P.





WOW...doesn't look like enough room for three lanes plus a regulation shoulder...but perhaps my vision is getting bad.  :-)


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Re: Huey P. Long Bridge
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2010, 05:08:21 PM »

Can't imagine the current single-laning is doing wonders for traffic.  Or do they open both lanes during peak hours?
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Re: Huey P. Long Bridge
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2010, 07:19:37 AM »

I went down to the HPL bridge yesterday afternoon, and it appears that both lanes are open during peak hours. On the Bridge City side of the bridge at the intersection with LA 18, police has to direct and halt traffic in order to let motorists come out of the shipyards.I was there just when everyone was headed out of the shipyards. Needless to say, it was a big mess.
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Re: Huey P. Long Bridge
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2010, 09:23:04 PM »

Both lanes are usually open all day and the Causeway Police and CCC Police direct traffic at US-90/LA-18 during  rush hour .
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Re: Huey P. Long Bridge
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2010, 02:24:38 AM »

WOW...doesn't look like enough room for three lanes plus a regulation shoulder...but perhaps my vision is getting bad.  :-)


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The space on the outside is actually wider than the space with the current lanes. It just looks that way in the picture.
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Re: Huey P. Long Bridge
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2010, 10:59:40 PM »

I'm glad the HPL is being widened. I swear that's one of the scariest bridge I've ever driven on.
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Re: Huey P. Long Bridge
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2010, 07:10:43 AM »


The space on the outside is actually wider than the space with the current lanes. It just looks that way in the picture.

So it's bigger on the outside than on the inside?  :-D
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Re: Huey P. Long Bridge
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Re: Huey P. Long Bridge
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2010, 11:31:59 PM »

Gotta say, in comparison to other cantilever bridges in LA, this thing looks MASSIVE... it's like a monster of a bridge.
The pier widening supports look like they could use some asthetic treatment as well
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Re: Huey P. Long Bridge
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2010, 03:37:07 AM »

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Re: Huey P. Long Bridge
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2010, 01:47:45 AM »

And to think they have another big lift coming up soon.
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Re: Huey P. Long Bridge
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2011, 08:07:10 PM »

The dreaded Eastbank construction phase will begin next week, as the Jefferson Highway overpass over Clearview Pkwy will be demolished to make room for the new approaches and ramps from the reconstructed Huey Long bridge.

http://www.nola.com/traffic/index.ssf/2011/01/jefferson_highway_overpass_abo.html

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Re: Huey P. Long Bridge
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2011, 12:52:20 AM »

The dreaded Eastbank construction phase will begin next week, as the Jefferson Highway overpass over Clearview Pkwy will be demolished to make room for the new approaches and ramps from the reconstructed Huey Long bridge.

http://www.nola.com/traffic/index.ssf/2011/01/jefferson_highway_overpass_abo.html




I saw that when I went through there last week!  A little inconvenience for those traveling along Jefferson Highway, but when finished it should make up for it with the Clearview Parkway taken out of the circle and its traffic out of it.
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Re: Huey P. Long Bridge
« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2012, 08:53:20 AM »

I just had to drive on the new slightly wider pavement yesterday evening after work. It is slightly not as scary as the lanes are now 10 feet wide (instead of 9 feet). The morning commute to the East Bank should be a little smoother as the northbound Clearview Pkwy flyover ramp over Jefferson Hwy is also open.

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