Those little buildings you see on the southbound Causeway may look like miniature fishing camps similar to those that once lined Lake Pontchartrain’s shoreline. But they serve a much different purpose, one that helps ensure the safety of the thousands of drivers who travel across the bridge each day. They help keep the power on.
A Northshore man caught a scary site on his cell phone. He shot video of a driver speeding the wrong way on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway.
When President Trump pledged during the campaign to spend $1 trillion to restore America’s crumbling bridges and roads, supporters across the country cheered.
A Northshore lawmaker is heading to the state capitol next week with a bill to try to stop a safety improvement project for the Causeway.
The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge was closed in both directions early Monday due to high winds and loose barges. According to Causeway Director Carlton Dufrechou, two barges have been secured and two remain loose.
The Causeway has reopened as of 7:38 a.m., officials said. It closed for more than an hour after severe weather early caused a few barges to break loose in Lake Pontchartrain, according to WWL-TV.
The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway has reopened in both directions, the Greater New Orleans Expressway Commission said at 7:30 a.m. Monday (April 3). The bridge had been closed since 4:45 a.m. because of high winds.
The process to add more than $100 million worth of safety improvements to the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is beginning with a search for engineering firms.