On Tuesday night, April 21, 2015, at approximately 11:00 PM, the north bound Causeway Bridge will be closed for approximately two hours for Causeway police to conclude their investigation of an accident scene that occurred at the 9.5 mile marker Sunday night. South bound traffic will not be impacted.
Our mission is to make all your trips across the Causeway safe and timely. Please help us by always driving cautiously.
Engineers at Texas A&M’s Traffic Institute plan to begin crashing trucks into a metal railing specially designed for the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway next week, hoping the new design will keep large trucks from toppling over the railing while cushioning the impact of smaller vehicles.
The truck speeds toward the bridge railing at over 60 mph. On impact, puffs of white can be seen as the tires explode, shards of glass and metal go flying and the back end of the truck rises off the ground, the wheels akimbo and still spinning.