Boat capsizes in Lake Pontchartrain, 2 on board rescued

Causeway responders plucked two people out of Lake Pontchartrainbeneath the bridge on Sunday after their 15-foot sailboat capsized, authorities said Monday (Sept. 11). Both were reportedly in good condition after the rescue.

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The Causeway: Vintage photos and video of the nation’s longest bridge

For more than 50 years, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway – known to most commuters as simply the Causeway – has provided a 24-mile long shortcut from the North Shore (Mandeville) to the South Shore (Metairie). What is currently the southbound span was the original bridge, opening in 1956 and carrying a $46 million price tag. The second span was completed 13 years later for an additional $30 million.

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