Lake Pontchartrain
Lake Pontchartrain
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TUFC
Dunblane, Scotland142 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
The toll is only 5 dollars for the 26 mile bridge . It’s quite a feet of engineering and all you can see is water both sides of the road . Every now and then there is a hump in the road presumably to allow boats to go under the road. As you reach the top of the hump you can see both carriageways stretching out for as far as you can see. While not the most scenic or interesting bridge I have driven over it is mesmerising
Written 4 July 2023
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fiamma11
Tysons Corner, VA4,919 contributions
Feb 2022
We had dinner on the shores of Lake Pontchartrain. It was both beautiful and romantic. Another big draw is the causeway which affords a beautiful drive. It is an amazing lake.
Written 8 October 2022
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland18,467 contributions
Feb 2022
This is quite amazing and we flew over it on the way into New Orleans. I could not get my camera out to take any photos. Its excellent.
Written 15 February 2022
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heatherartintheworks
Greenfield, IN16 contributions
Dec 2021
Such a long bridge!
It's a beautiful drive across the lake.
Amazing views of the water!
We enjoyed the drive.
Written 4 January 2022
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Isaiah P
Kentucky206 contributions
Jul 2021
This is the second time I have crossed the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, this time with family aboard an RV. It was a $9 toll to cross the bridge, but what a trip. This is an amazing work of engineering and ingenuity and worth taking the stroll across. If you are in a regular size vehicle with two axles the toll is $5, definitely worth the trip. It is a little out of the way unless you come or go from New Orleans directly from the North, but worth it every time. If you happen to cross the bridge leaving New Orleans rather than entering there is no toll stop.
Written 25 July 2021
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,730 contributions
Apr 2021
The bridge across the Lake will take you to the suburbs on the other side. It's a rather boring drive. The Lake is a pretty simple affair.
Written 13 July 2021
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California_momofsix
Fairfield1,085 contributions
Jul 2020
My guidebook says the causeway is so long that in the middle you won't be able to see either shore. I figured we had to experience that. Well, the guidebook lied, but it's still an impressive bridge. It goes on longer than you can imagine and I don't regret driving here. There is a toll for crossing the entire way, but if you enter from the New Orleans side you can drive as far as you want, then turn around to the southbound lane at one of the many turnarounds and head back southbound without paying a toll. We found seeing the New Orleans skyline on the southbound drive particularly worth seeing.
Written 7 October 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,730 contributions
Jan 2020
We did the long drive across the bridge that spans this very large lake. Lots of history here and an important part of the protection from floods not always successful. On the other side are big suburbs, one where a friend lives.
Written 17 August 2020
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Ciahasher
Houston, TX1,091 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
The causeway or bridge that cuts across lake pontchartrain is the longest bridge in the world across a body of water (continuously) at nearly 24 miles in length. So that makes it a bucket list item. There is no place to stop along the way and nothing really to see unless you are traveling it during sunrise or sunset.
If you travel it northbound, it’s free.. after numerous trips to New Orleans, I finally did this on my way back to Houston. It added another half hour to the trip but glad I did it.
Written 12 August 2020
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Patricia S
United States133 contributions
Jun 2020
We had been across the Lake Pontchartrain bridge several years ago, so while we were in the area, we decided to drive it again. So glad we did. It is a beautiful drive. Pretty amazing construction right there!
Written 3 July 2020
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