World's Longest Bridge in New Orleans
Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is the longest overwater highway
bridge (28 miles or 38 KM) in the world (the Guinness World Record).
first span was built in 1955 - 1956 and opened August 30, 1956.
second span was built in 1967 - 1969 and opened May 10, 1969.
twin spans are 80 feet apart and connected by seven crossovers
which function as pullover bays for motoring emergencies.
than 10 million vehicles traveled the Causeway each year.
Pontchartrain is 610 square miles and was named for the Count
de Pontchartrain, minister of the marine during the regime of
France's "Sun King" for whom Louisiana was named.
Pontchartrain and its Causeway, the world's longest bridge, comprise
one of America's most scenic attractions.