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We drove over this a few times going to and from Covington. It is what it is!! A long causeway but impressive when you think, you are on the worlds longest bridge at just shy of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ride my bike to this lake every day it is pretty and nice to just sit and enjoy the sun but,very little grass area any place cement mostly lots of cars going by also on weekend for some reason people park their cars and hang out by the street why? who knows

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a well made very long bridge. If you don`t like bridges steer away from this one. Once you cross this bridge you will be very close to your destination of New Orleans.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove over this a few times going to and from Covington. It is what it is!! A long causeway but impressive when you think, you are on the worlds longest bridge at just shy of 24 miles surrounded by the lake which is 630 square miles!.

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Columbia, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wanted to do this just to say that we did. My wife wasn't so sure but there were some letterboxes in Mandeville so she bought into it. It's a very impressive bridge and pretty neat just to drive over. You pretty much lose sight of land at some point along the say $3 toll that is only collected coming... More 

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Shawnee, Kansas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

We drove the causeway as we entered town and glad we took the route. This nearly 24 mile bridge - or should I say two bridges for two lanes going in ea direction with about 5 places to crossover and several rises in the road with one actual drawbridge. The lake is 630 sq miles so you cannot see land... More 

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Divernon, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

one of the longest lakes i have ever seen with one of the longest bridges must see when in new orleans compares to the great lakes in my opinion the bridge is incredible

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Stayed 5 nights here. 10 minutes from the French Quarter. Excellent facility. Friendly staff. Well maintained. Security gate after 11. Shuttle into town. Wifi needs improvement. Worked sporadically at camp sites, but worked well at the main building. Advised they are working on improving the system. Overall, a great place. Will be back. Wife wants to stay a month here!... More 

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

We drove over as we left NO towards Florida and I was surely impressed. Passing through the small communities north I remembered how the historian describing us Katrina on board of the Creole Queen mentioned how these communities started shooting when the people of NO wanted to leave the city. I guess is a case of positive and negative presence.

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Maleny, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

This large stretch of water has a long causeway crossing it as a link to the shores of the lake like area.We saw this area as we walked around the waterfront area.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

This is one of the longest bridge in Louisiana and takes you across a lot of water to a whole new look community of Mandeville which does not look or feel like the French Quarter. this where the locals who work in the Business district, the Quarter and the Garden District. the community has a few very good restaurants and... More 

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Lakeview
Lakeview extends inland from the shores of Lake Pontchartrain with much of the area reserved for family-friendly City Park. Home to the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Besthoff Sculpture Garden, Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, and the city’s own lush Botanical Gardens, City Park is a New Orleans gem and the perfect spot for outdoor fun with as much of a mix of culture and/or amusement as you would like. Beyond City Park more great excuses to stay outside beckon, whether on land or by boat. Developed a good deal later than most other New Orleans neighborhoods, Lakeview has a distinctively different look and feel compared to other parts of the city. Fans of mid century modern design and contemporary architecture particularly enjoy leisurely drives around the residential streets of Lake Vista, Park Island and along Lakeshore Drive.
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