Debris on Causeway led to multi-vehicle crash: official

Traffic cones that fell off a truck led to the Wednesday afternoon (March 7) multi-vehicle crash on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway that left two vehicles overturned and two people injured, authorities said Thursday.

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Letters: Guardrails will save lives

Regarding the recent letter, “Guardrails raise questions,” the new rails proposed for the Causeway were specifically designed to keep vehicles on the bridge and to also keep them in the same lane — prevent redirection into adjacent travel lane. The rails were developed by some of best traffic engineers in America, passed multiple crash tests, and actually exceed national criteria. The new rails and safety bay emergency stopping areas will be the most significant safety improvements for the Causeway since the second bridge was built in 1969. In short, they will save lives.

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Letters: Guardrail plan raises question

OK, let me understand the plan to prevent vehicles, mainly trucks, from going overboard on the Causeway Bridge. We are going to add new guardrails that will redirect these out of control vehicles into the travel lanes — possibly resulting in multi-car collisions resulting, possibly, in multiple injuries and deaths. Oh yes, we did possibly save one life from going overboard. Good plan.

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