Corey Price was driving to his job as a security guard at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome a year ago when he was pulled over by a Lake Pontchartrain Causeway police officer who arrested him for DWI, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court last week.
On July 7, at around 4:30 pm, my wife, our daughter and I were on our way home from Madisonville to the south shore driving on the Causeway when suddenly our car began to lurch forward and backward only to finally shut down completely approximately 5 miles from the end of the bridge. It would not restart. Needless to say, it was a very frightening and unnerving experience.
Our well-documented infrastructure needs notwithstanding, these iconic bridges stand out for their form and function.
Lake Pontchartrain Causeway motorists will soon see signs of the upcoming $50 million project to add sections of shoulder to each of the two-lane spans.
Causeway Bridge drivers will notice in July the beginning of work to upgrade the bridge.
Put the phone down and drive.
Causeway Police investigated 54 crashes on the bridge since the beginning of the year. That’s 54 wrecks in a 90-day period.
Thousands of drivers use the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway every day.