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Old 10-15-2014, 09:56 PM   #15
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Now that I think about it the bridge across the Mississippi at New Orleans was fun. Not from a driving stand point but parked on it in traffic, in a loaded truck, while a train was crossing it. Almost bounced off the seat. My wife realy did not like that one.
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Old 10-15-2014, 10:56 PM   #16
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New River Gorge Bridge on US 19 near Fayetteville, WV - 876' above the river bed. Mid summer, on Bridge Day, one day per year, passes are issued for people to base jump.
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Old 10-16-2014, 12:11 AM   #17
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Snake river ... Twin Falls ID AND longest on the way to the Region 10 in Astoria, OR was the above bridge ... until we hit the western OR coast.
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Old 10-16-2014, 08:51 AM   #18
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So far, the Crescent City Connection, formerly known as the Greater New Orleans Bridge when there was only one span, 170 feet under it at high water on the Mississippi River. That's the clearance for ships passing under it. The road surface is higher. Heavily trafficked with a speed limit of 50mph. Not that anybody goes that slow…

The bridge itself isn't scary at all, even in rain or fog or when a ship is passing under it, but the other drivers on the bridge scare the bejesus out of me, especially when they're accelerating on the down-slope and jockeying for one of the exit lanes.
hey Protagonist, are those two bridges higher than your new rebuilt Huey P. Long bridge? I watched it being rebuilt through the cameras and site they had set up during the process. Looks like they added a lot of steel and used the same foundations
170 feet, killer.

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Old 10-16-2014, 08:58 AM   #19
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hey Protagonist, are those two bridges higher than your new rebuilt Huey P. Long bridge? I watched it being rebuilt through the cameras and site they had set up during the process. Looks like they added a lot of steel and used the same foundations
170 feet, killer.

Have a good one!

I crossed the Huey P. Long bridge twice daily in the late 80's in my pickup truck. Had the dented mirrors to prove just how tight a squeeze that pass was.
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Old 10-16-2014, 09:01 AM   #20
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hey Protagonist, are those two bridges higher than your new rebuilt Huey P. Long bridge? I watched it being rebuilt through the cameras and site they had set up during the process. Looks like they added a lot of steel and used the same foundations
170 feet, killer.

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Huey P. Long Bridge vertical clearance is 133 feet, and it's the lowest bridge over the Mississippi River downstream of Baton Rouge.
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Old 10-16-2014, 09:07 AM   #21
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I guess ours is still the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge right in our front yard. (Well, sort of. It's about 30 miles from here.) The bridge is fairly short, but 565 feet above the river. A little unnerving when you walk the bridge and feel it shake when larger rigs go across.



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I didn't get to visit this bridge last time I was in Texas & NM, but it is on my list of things to do.
That and visiting 'Big Mac' in Michigan. My wife doesn't have any issues riding across these tall bridges. she just rides. I like to look at engineering that goes into these structure and admire.

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I crossed the Huey P. Long bridge twice daily in the late 80's in my pickup truck. Had the dented mirrors to prove just how tight a squeeze that pass was.
LOL ! You're a brave man !
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The Royal Gorge in Canon City, Colorado crosses the Arkansas River. We were tent camping at that time so no Airstream. Not sure if they would allow you to cross with a trailer. For many years this was the highest bridge in the world at about 1250', I think.
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Old 10-17-2014, 11:41 AM   #24
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New River Gorge Bridge on US 19 near Fayetteville, WV - 876' above the river bed. Mid summer, on Bridge Day, one day per year, passes are issued for people to base jump.
You can also walk across the bridge on Bridge Day. They close it down to vehicle traffic.
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We crossed the Mackinac Bridge this past summer with the Tradewind. No problem as the weather was good and the wind was not blowing. It is high, and it is 5 miles long though. I don't think that I would want to cross it in the winter time towing anything.

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Nobody mentioned the Tacoma Narrows Bridge? 510' high and when the wind is whipping it has your undivided attention. They close it to RV's when it gets too bad. Wife likes the bridges over Lake Washington since they "float".
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