Louisiana's two greatest monuments, conceived and built by the late U.S. Senator Huey P. Long. State Capitol, Baton Rouge [La.]; New Huey P. Long Bridge, New Orleans [La.]. The new Louisiana State Capitol is the tallest building in the South, 34 floors, height to top of beacon light 450 feet. The new Huey P. Long Bridge is 4.4 miles long including approaches, the finest span across the Mississippi; central pier, 400 feet high, equal to a 30­story office building; 135 feet vertical clearance for steamers; 790 feet horizontal clearance; cost $13,000,000. ("Made in U.S.A. by E.C. Kropp Co., Milwaukee, Wis.")

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