Louisiana's Long Bridges

No land in sight on Lake Pontchartrain Causeway near New Orleans, Louisiana
No land in sight on Lake Pontchartrain Causeway near New Orleans, Louisiana

Louisiana has 3 of the 10 longest bridges in the world.

 

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway - 126,122 feet

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is the longest continuous bridge passing over water, the waters of New Orleans's Lake Pontchartrain to be exact. The bridge is so long that for 8 of its 24 miles, you can't see land in any direction.

 

Manchac Swamp Bridge - 120,440 feet

Back in Louisiana, approximately one third of I-55 passing through the state is carried across swamplands on the Manchac Swamp Bridge. Since each of the concrete piles had to be driven more than 250 feet into the swamp, each mile of the bridge cost an average of $7 million to complete.

 

Atchafalaya Basin Bridge - 96,100 feet

When driving through Louisiana, it sometimes feels like you're never not on a bridge, especially when you're driving down I-10 between Baton Rouge and Lafayette. This stretch of highway passes over the Atchafalaya Basin, the largest swamp in the United States.

 

See the entire top 10 list at: 

http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/2013/04/28/10-longest-bridges-to-drive-across/2118739/

 

Our 202 mile route in southern Louisiana crosses 3 of the longest bridges in the world.  Click above to see the Google map.
Our 202 mile route in southern Louisiana crosses 3 of the longest bridges in the world. Click above to see the Google map.

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Tabasco Tours at Avery Island

 

South of Lafayette, off US Hwy 90, you can visit the home of Tabasco Brand Hot Sauce and see how this famous sauce is made. Note: The Bottling line is open Monday - Thursday. http://www.tabasco.com/avery-island/visitor-information/

Tour the grounds where the famous Tabasco Pepper Sauce is made in Avery Island, Louisiana.
Tour the grounds where the famous Tabasco Pepper Sauce is made in Avery Island, Louisiana.

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    Trade Show Display New Orleans (Friday, 28 October 2016 02:51)

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