Lake Pontchartrain is the second largest saltwater lake in the United States. A road bridge was built on this lake, which runs through the lake from the north to the south, with a total length of 21 miles. It is one of the longest cross-sea (lake) bridges in the world. Pontchartrain Lake Causeway. It takes about half an hour to drive from one end of the bridge to the other. The scenery on the bridge is very beautiful, especially at sunset. It’s free to cross the bridge from New Orleans, but you will need to pay $5 to return (not $3 as mentioned by other reviews). It is especially recommended to go to the Fontainebleau State Park at the southern end of the bridge, which can be seen from the lakeside of the park. Causeway.
The bridge originally charged a toll of US$1.5 in both directions. In May 1999, to ease traffic jams, it changed to a toll of US$3 in one direction. In August 2005, after being hit by Hurricane Katrina, the bridge was also damaged, but almost all the damage was on the older No. 1 bridge, and the foundation of the bridge was still intact. As the hurricane destroyed Interstate 10, the Pontchartrain Lake Causeway became the main channel for rescue teams to enter New Orleans. Iconic buildings, come and see!
This is very suitable for self-driving tours. Come to New Orleans to rent a car and drive here. You can experience a different feeling of self-driving and enjoy the scenery along the way. This twip is the speed limit, and the one-way toll on the bridge is still great.