Adding this new feature would significantly improve Causeway bridge’s safety, consultant says

The southbound span of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway — the first of the two spans built — was an engineering marvel when it opened in the late 1950s. Nearly 60 years later, though, one aspect of the bridge is proving inadequate for the modern age: the concrete railings, which are bordered by a 10-inch curb and rise only 25 inches above the bridge deck.

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