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Wisner Drive Overpass
Attached text: A handsome overpass structure designed to eliminate a double track crossing on Wisner Boulevard in City Park will soon be under construction. The Wisner Overpass is to be located on the west bank of Bayou St. John at Florida Avenue. Its two 24-foot approaches and roadways will carry Wisner Drive, one of the city's newest, most beautiful boulevards, across the tracks of the New orleans Terminal Company. Two 18-foot roadways will connect Zachary Drive to Wisner at the lake end of the structure. Total length of the overpass and its approaches will be 2450 feet. The aluminum railing will be of open design in order to allow an unobstructed view of the City Park and the surrounding area from the top of the overpass. This is to be the first structure in New Orleans built with precast, prestressed concrete.
Unknown date
[Photography by Frank H. Allen]
Wisner Drive Overpass under construction
March, 1956
[Photography by Leon Trice]
Wisner Drive Overpass under construction
March 6, 1956
[Photography by Leon Trice]
Wisner Drive Overpass under construction
March 6, 1956
[Photography by Leon Trice]
Wisner Drive Overpass shooting from Canal Street side
March 7, 1954
[Photography by Leon Trice]
Wisner Drive Overpass shooting toward lake
March 7, 1954
[Photography by Leon Trice]
Wisner Drive Overpass toward city
Unknown date
[Photography by Leon Trice]
Wisner Drive Overpass from bayou side
Unknown date
[Photography by Leon Trice]
Wisner Drive Overpass looking toward river
Unknown date
Wisner Drive Overpass shooting toward Canal Street
August 12, 1955
[Photography by Leon Trice]
Wisner Drive Overpass toward lake
Attached text: Driving and load testing piles completed. Engineering design and supervision by G.A. Heft and Co.
Unknown date
[Photography by Leon Trice]
Wisner Drive Overpass near DeSaix Boulevard
Unknown date
[Photography by Leon Trice]
Wisner Drive Overpass
May, 1956
[Photography by Leon Trice]
Wisner Drive Overpass
May, 1956
[Photography by Leon Trice]
Wisner Drive Overpass
May, 1956
[Photography by Leon Trice]
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