Legendary Locals of Metairie

Alfred Danzinger -- World's Widest Bridge

This website contains excerpts along with some of the 172 photographs in Legendary Locals of Metairie (Arcadia Publishing, 2013) by Catherine Campanella.
Use the links here to explore a sample of the book -- or purchase it for an in-depth view.



The Danziger Bridge, when completed in 1988, was the widest lift bridge in the world. It was named for Metairie attorney Alfred D. Danziger (below, right in 1936) who was Huey P. Long's personal lawyer and executive council to Mayor Robert Maistri. Danziger also acquired massive land holdings including the area near the bridge. (LDL)

Other books by Catherine Campanella:

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book is dedicated to the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation's efforts to rebuild and maintain the historic New Canal Lighthouse.

Excerpts from New Orleans City Park  (Images of America).

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