Rigolets Bridge

Stop 4 of 4 in the Bridging Lake Pontchartrain tour

The second free bridge opened in 1930, ensuring the failure of the privately owned and managed Watson-Williams toll bridge. First as Public Service Commissioner and then as a gubernatorial candidate, Huey Long had won a great deal of support as a proponent of free bridges and ferries to replace the many toll ferries and bridges throughout much of Louisiana.

To learn more about the community that once lived in this area, take our tour about Lake Catherine & the Rigolets.


Rigolets Bridge,  March 1930

Rigolets Bridge, March 1930

As pictured from the New Orleans bank of the Rigolets, the second free bridge opened to the public in June 1930. View File Details Page

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Graham Cooper, “Rigolets Bridge,” New Orleans Historical, accessed June 28, 2017, http://neworleanshistorical.org/items/show/314.
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