On September 28, 2012, the New Orleans
Branch of the Louisiana Section hosted the dedication ceremony of the Huey P.
Long Bridge as an ASCE National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. National
ASCE President Andrew Hermann presented the commemorative plaque to John Morrow,
the general manager of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, owner of the
bridge, in a ceremony attended by Secretary Sherri LeBas of the Louisiana
Department of Transportation and Development, Jefferson Parish President John
Young, and other local dignitaries.
Local radio personality, “Spud” McConnell, emceed the
ceremony in character as Huey P. Long with several Long family members in
attendance. Approximately 75 people attended the ceremony held under the bridge.
The program for the ceremony with many construction photographs can be found