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The worlds longest causeway

In the past before they built the second bridge when you crossed the 25 mile long bridge in the middle, because of the curvature of the earth you couldn't see land in any... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Lawrence, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is the longest one in the world. It is 25 miles long! When you are in the middle you wouldn't be able to see land if it wasn't for the buildings in New Orleans - it is like being on a cruise, with pelicans flying by. Not much fun when commuting in fog though. They have... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In the past before they built the second bridge when you crossed the 25 mile long bridge in the middle, because of the curvature of the earth you couldn't see land in any direction. Now with the height of New Orleans buildings you can see rooftops in your mirror all the way to the north bank. Beautiful lake, scarcely 12... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like driving over cool bridges, this is worth the drive. It one of the longest bridges in the world, about 30 miles At a certain point you can't see land. Takes you right through the middle of Lake Pontchartrain, which is basically an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico. From the French Quarter you drive down Canal Street... More 

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Thank stlxer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the worlds longest single stretch bridge spanning more than 22 miles. Except for the distant Man made building that are visible from either end , you get a feeling of driving over sea. It is astonishingly easy to drive on the two lane highway. There are options to turn around and get back in case you decided to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our drive to New Orleans from Ontario Canada we planned to take a small detour so we could travel on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. It cost $3 and it was worth it. I felt safe driving the bridge. As you get closer to New Orleans you see the skyline. Very nice view and worth the small detour.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just loved crossing Lake Ponchartrain on the causeway - said to be one of the longest bridges in the world, if not the longest. The thing I enjoyed the most was being the middle of the bridge and not being able to see land in any direction - and for a distance of some miles. That was fun.

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Thank JElliot32
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Lake Pontchartrain is huge and to understand just how huge it's worth driving the length of the Lake Pontchartrain Bridge or causeway. Guinness says that at 24 miles it is the longest continuous bridge in the world. For 7 or 8 miles of its length one cannot see either shore.

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Bellingham, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

For the past two visits to New Orleans my wife and I have taken a walk along the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain (where Canal St. hits the lake, east of the restaurant Landry's). This is always head-clearing and restful. Also, you can get an idea of why hurricanes (the storms, not the drinks) are a cause for concern in... More 

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Hareid, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Found out we wanted to drive over world longest bridge. Amazing.. But look up for the police... they stood everywhere on the bridge.. so dont overspeed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

For those who can't or won't get out on the ocean. This is an other way to feel as if you are water for miles.

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