The Lake Pontchatrain Causeway

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Lake Pontchatrain Causeway

also known as the Causeway is the worlds second longest bridge at 23.87 miles behind the Bang Na Expressway (33.51 mi) , the Causeway is the longest bridge in the world over water as of this posting. 

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway2 Lake Pontchatrain Causeway

The Lake Pontchatrain Causeway crosses over Lake Pontchartrain in southern Louisiana, USA.  The bridge connects Metairie, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans and Mandeville, Louisiana. 

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway air view Lake Pontchatrain Causeway

Although I don’t have the numbers on the amount of steel used in the building of this bridge I do know there are over 9000 concrete pillings supporting the bridge. 

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway overview Lake Pontchatrain Causeway

The The Lake Pontchatrain Causeway first opened in 1956 and was at that time a a two-lane span of 1/100th of a mile. bridges was expanded on and re opened on May 10th, 1969. This bridge is a toll bridge and always has been.

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway draw bridge section Lake Pontchatrain Causeway

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