The Coast Guard Sunday morning (Dec. 11) continued its search for a 35-year-old motorcyclist who catapulted off the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway’s northbound bridge late Saturday. The motorcycle rammed into the back of an SUV around 11 p.m., leaving debris spread over a half-mile stretch, Causeway General Manager Carlton Dufrechou said.
The family of a New Orleans man, killed in a crash off the Causeway this weekend, wants action to make the bridge safer.
‘Let’s save lives:’ Brother of man killed in Causeway crash urges officials to install higher guardrails
Deshaun Washington doesn’t want to hear any more excuses.
Rescue workers recovered the body of a man whose truck went over the side of the Causeway Bridge and into Lake Pontchartrain early Sunday morning.
Crews have recovered the body of a motorist whose pickup truck plunged off the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway before dawn Sunday (Nov. 27), authorities said. The Jefferson Parish coroner’s office was working to confirm the identity of the man, who appeared to be in his mid-40s, bridge General Manager Carlton Dufrechou said.
The Causeway Commission awarded a $2.5 million contract Wednesday (Nov. 2) to demolish what’s left of the old 9-mile turnaround, a vestige of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway when it was a single, two-lane bridge between 1956 and 1969. Commissioners voted 4-0 to give the work to low bidder L&A Contracting of Hattiesburg, Miss.
It wasn’t enough that Lake Pontchartrain Causeway motorists had to contend with a shooting incident and a separate rear-end crash leaving two vans in ruins in a single day. After darkness fell Oct. 27, a collision near Metairie sent a southbound car riding atop the bridge railing for more than 110 feet, officials said Wednesday.
Police found a 29-year-old man slumped over his steering wheel with an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound Thursday morning on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway.