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Lake Pontchartrain Experience

Since this is the longest over the water bridge it is worth the experience. I've been on the bridge several times since my daughter lived in New Orleans for several years. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Saint John, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Since this is the longest over the water bridge it is worth the experience. I've been on the bridge several times since my daughter lived in New Orleans for several years. We would go to the North Shore and spend the night for something different when we were visiting. A nice little getaway and so different than New Orleans, our... More 

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Castroville, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Do yourself a favor and give the kids a thrill. We rode from south to north, all 25 or so miles, with me reading the Wikipedia article aloud as hubby drove. It's not soon forgotten!

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Franklin, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

By far a enjoyable trip in New Orleans is the Causeway across the Lake. Coming into the city you pay a toll, but it is worth it to start on dry land and drive 26 miles till you hit dry land again.

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Lilburn, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The lake had a continuous breeze. We sat near it while snacking on Popeye's Chicken. We were near the airport area. Serene! I love NO.

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Farmingdale
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

we biked to the lake along the Bayou St. John bike path and when we got to the lake we were hoping for wildlife and trees and a park and we were greeted with a lake surrounded by cement and a parking lot... we were so disappointed and the "bayou" was a miss too.

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Oakwood, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The bridge was cool but the day we crossed the lake it was foggy and overcast. I'm not sure if the weather made the lake look icky or if that is the way the lake looks. I'd like to think the lake is beautiful on a sunny day and will not go again!

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Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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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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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Address: Address: New Orleans, LA
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans

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