Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge is the longest expansion bridge over water in the world. There are many interesting facts about the bridge. How long is this bridge? Why did they build this bridge? What is the bridge made of and how much money did the bridge cost to build?
The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge spans 23.9 miles across Lake Pontchartrain. The Bridge cost $51,000,000 to build. To offset this cost of construction a toll is charged to cross the bridge. The price of the toll going from south of the Lake to north of the Lake is $1.50. Going back across is the same price. If you do not wish to pay this toll, travelers should purchase a toll tag. This allows the traveler to pay once a month. The money from the tolls also helps pay for construction, repairs, and police to patrol.
The bridge is constructed of molded concrete. It was made of sections that are connected together with metal joints. These joints allow the bridge to not collapse. There is a draw bridge in the middle that opens to allow bigger boats to go through. There are two lanes of traffic to go from south to north, and two lanes going north to south.
The bridge was built so travelers would not have to go all the way around Lake Pontchartrain. Travelers will have a shorter way to get across the Lake.
The Causeway Bridge is an interesting structure. Tourists who come to New Orleans should go across this historical bridge.
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