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Address: New Orleans, LA
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Small-Group Louisiana Plantations Tour from New Orleans

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World's Longest Bridge

25 mile bridge over Lake Pontchartrain with a $3 charge. Just fun to say you have been on the longest bridge in the world! Areas where you can only see water but a beautiful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Lexington, South Carolina
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Arkansas
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85 reviews 85 reviews
54 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Paid the $3 toll, so that I can say we crossed it. It was a neat novelty worth it for a one time experience.

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68 reviews 68 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Crossed causeway leaving New Orleans on a Sunday. We paid no toll. Learned a few facts that the lake is a salt water estuary connected to the Gulf of Mexico & is only 12-14 feet deep. The causeway closes frequently due to weather conditions. The lake is teeming with fish & supports many species of birds. The causeway seemed to... More 

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Louisiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

It's cool to say you've been on the longest (continuous) bridge in the world, but one trip is definitely enough. Being completely surrounded by water once the land disappears is cool, especially when a storm is on the horizon. There isn't much to see though overall, but what could you expect for 24 miles of bridge?

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Lexington, South Carolina
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262 reviews 262 reviews
157 attraction reviews
295 helpful votes 295 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

25 mile bridge over Lake Pontchartrain with a $3 charge. Just fun to say you have been on the longest bridge in the world! Areas where you can only see water but a beautiful peaceful drive.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I took my grandchildren on the Pontchartrain Causeway and they loved it. The drive is 25 miles each way and is monitored by the police so I saw only 1 or 2 wild and crazy drivers!! It is so amazing to watch the land disappear. We enjoyed watching the birds fly down and try to catch fish. It reminded us... More 

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Deerfield, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

It's so worth your while to take a drive past the city to the Lake and then stroll along the lakefront--maybe a mile (you need to walk off all the fine dining). Nice restaurants nearby and beautiful neighborhoods.

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Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We had a sunny day to drive the Lake Pontchartrain causeway/bridge. Nice smooth ride on a straight road, it was actually relaxing. We would use it again.

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Wilsonville, Alabama
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

If you are anywhere close to New Orleans you must cross the almost twenty four mile bridge! Every time we get anywhere close we always find time to cross the big pond.

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Abingdon, Maryland
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234 reviews 234 reviews
138 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

It's a beautiful lake, much larger than I expected. Its over 600 square miles in area but not very deep, 30 feet or so in some spots, much shallower in others. The causeway over it is quite long, more than 20 miles. It is so long and the lake is so big that at times, you can't even see land... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Our family enjoyed the Causeway drive, especially since both kids have studied bridges. Because of the length there is nothing to see along the way except the vast expanse of the Lake, which is to be expected. We were glad we were able to cross this incredible feat of engineering. As an attraction, it is not typical.

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