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.
A small black cat was undoubtedly counting its blessings Thursday (March 26) after being rescued on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. The frightened feline was perched atop the bridge railing Wednesday and appeared ready to jump when a Causeway worker threw a net over her and captured her about 4.5 miles from the Metairie shoreline.
Motorists crossing the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway at more than the posted speed limit may soon have to keep an eye on more than just the crossovers, where officers often lurk to catch speeders. They will have to check the skies, as well.
Two Lake Pontchartrain Causeway police officers were recognized this week for saving the life of a woman who suffered a heart attack on the bridge on New Year’s Eve 2014. 0fficers Scott Huff and Chris Galloway were each presented with a Class C Life Saving Award by bridge officials at the Wednesday (Jan. 14) meeting of the Causeway Commission.
Commuters on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway are used to seeing police officers patrolling the bridge and monitoring traffic from the crossovers along the 24-mile span. Starting soon, drivers will find themselves under scrutiny from the air as well.
Shelby LaSalle Jr. of Mandeville has been appointed to the Causeway Commission by theSt. Tammany Parish Council. LaSalle replaces Larry Rase, also of Mandeville, whose term expires at the end of the month.