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Lot C200 – Biloxi, 2021 Auction


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Lot C200 – N/A 1984 WORLD'S FAIR GONDOLA


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Lot#: C200 –N/A 1984 WORLD'S FAIR GONDOLA

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  • Year: N/A
  • Make: 1984 WORLD'S FAIR
  • Model:GONDOLA
  • Status: NO RESERVE
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The signature attraction of the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition held in New Orleans was MART (Mississippi Aerial River Transit), a $12 million aerial gondola transport system that connected the fair site on the East Bank of the Mississippi River with the West Bank (Old Algiers).
For the price of a $3.50 round-trip ticket, fair riders were shuttled 2,500 feet across the Mississippi River in one of 53 six-passenger, teapot-shaped cars strung from cables suspended 320 feet above the river.
After the fair, the gondolas briefly became part of the cityís mass transit system.

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