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Wow, that took a lot of time to make that area of New Orleans look that nice. :hihi:


Seriously, that is a kick *** animation.
 

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That's cool and all, but where's the tailgaters, oversized 18 wheelers, and excessive Avondale shipyard traffic? :hihi:

I'm glad they're doing the expansion. When I was working in Haaarahaaan-brah, I used to have to drive a cargo truck over that thing. It was almost to the point where I had to stop on the other side and get out to kiss the ground. Almost.
 
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i should mention, for folks that have never been on that bridge, that it is presently a scary ride for many people......the lanes are barely wide enough for even a average size vehicle.....so, imagine bumping mirros with SUVs on one side, and a concrete curb on the other, at 50mph
 

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Video not working for me for some reason.
 

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i know that many of you metrybrah and wess bankah types hate the Huey P. Long bridge......

well, in a few years, it will be a much more enjoyable drive

My daughter will be so sorry to hear about this. To her, the Huey P. Long bridge stands as a testament to her driving skills. The day after she received her learners permit, she drove over that bridge in heavily congested traffic that refused to go under 45 in a rain storm, despite those narrow lanes and high curbs. She handled it perfectly while I sat white-knuckled and terror stricken in the passenger seat.
 

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I like it, but they should keep the narrow lanes as well, just for those who need to get their adrenalin going in the mornings...:hihi:

Long live the Huey P. Narrow Bridge...:worthy:
 

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i should mention, for folks that have never been on that bridge, that it is presently a scary ride for many people......the lanes are barely wide enough for even a average size vehicle.....so, imagine bumping mirros with SUVs on one side, and a concrete curb on the other, at 50mph

Don't forget the train roaring by just over your head in the middle of the bridge.
 

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i should mention, for folks that have never been on that bridge, that it is presently a scary ride for many people......the lanes are barely wide enough for even a average size vehicle.....so, imagine bumping mirros with SUVs on one side, and a concrete curb on the other, at 50mph

50mph? Wow, people down there must've got cautious in the past few years.

Going from the Westbank to Eastbank, I especially like small move to the left just as you get across the river, near the top. Almost seems like the 2 sides didn't meet up straight as it was being built. It's odd.
 

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Yeah, my idiot driving instructor took me over that bridge. Must have had a death wish.
 
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Many of times I've driven over that bridge in a Ultra Superstretched Navigator Limo.... There were a few pretty scary passes.
 

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I've heard that as dodgy as that bridge looks and feels, it's actually one of the safer and more cared for bridges around here, due to the fact that it's one of the few rail crossing over the Mississippi.

That doesn't make me feel better when a huge truck is trying to pass me, though.
 

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I'm glad they're doing the expansion. When I was working in Haaarahaaan-brah, I used to have to drive a cargo truck over that thing. It was almost to the point where I had to stop on the other side and get out to kiss the ground. Almost.

Imagine how it felt for the driver of that compact car driving next to your truck! The overhaul can't come too soon. Question, if no tolls on this new bridge, why the tolls on the Connection?
 

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that's news that's about 50 years late..
wow
Something, when i drove it everyday, in a 79 olds delta 88.... ya know. big car.. at first it was a few times, i even decided, nah I'll drive around and use the GNO(pre crescent city connection) but after months it was ok, just went like nothing passing semi's.. years later trying to go across that in a much smaller vehicle, was like going 1st time. and white knuckled all the way across...

ps, i never drove the right lane on that thing.. no way, no how. didnt' care if ticked people off.
 

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