|Until the Huey P. Long bridge opened, trains all crossed the Mississippi
River at New Orleans on boats or barges. Above: The Carrier worked near
Canal Street for many years, until about 1936. Built in 1892, she was
sold to a company in Mexico after leaving New Orleans. Photo, 1910.
Below, barge transports a Southern Pacific train across the river, 1920.
|Crossing the River by Train
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|Ferry transports cars from a passenger train across
the river at New Orleans, 1930's.
|Tugboats push barge carrying passenger train across the river at New Orleans, 1941.