Work on massive steel trusses that will support a new road surface on Louisiana's Huey P. Long Bridge starts this week. The seven-year, $1.2 billion project began in 2006. When it is completed, the bridge will boast a 135-foot, triple-barrel truss. Officials say the four truss sections will use 17,500 tons of steel. Workers will assemble the trusses on shore, and barges will transport them to the bridge.
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