Debate over Lake Pontchartrain Causeway tolls increase reflects past, looks to future

The first span of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway was completed in 1956, when cars sported fins and the postwar suburban explosion was still years away from the north shore. The Causeway and the parishes it connects have changed dramatically since then, but two things from the original span remain: the concrete used to build it and the debt incurred to pay for it.

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