new orleans 4k world s longest bridge lake pontchartrain causeway

9,500 concrete pilings, 5 ft wide each, across 24 miles of water! this is a little different from my driving in cities content but i couldn't resist publishing this video. i'd like to experiment with more infrastructure related videos. let me know in the comments if you like it!
the lake pontchartrain causeway is a fixed link composed of two parallel bridges crossing lake pontchartrain in southern louisiana, united states. the longer of the two bridges is 23.83 miles (38.35 km) long. the bridges are supported by 9,500 concrete pilings. the two bridges feature a bascule, which spans the navigation channel 8 miles (13 km) south of the north shore.

since 1969, it was listed by guinness world records as the longest bridge over water in the world; in 2011, in response to the opening of the longer jiaozhou bay bridge in china, guinness world records created two categories for bridges over water: continuous and aggregate lengths over water. lake pontchartrain causeway then became the longest bridge over water (continuous) while jiaozhou bay bridge the longest bridge over water (aggregate).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/lake_pontchartrain_causeway

new orleans is the largest city located in the gulf coast region of the southern united states. new orleans is world-renowned for its french style, distinct music, creole cuisine, unique dialect, and its annual celebrations and festivals, most notably mardi gras. the historic heart of the city is the french quarter, known for its french and spanish creole architecture and vibrant nightlife along bourbon street. the city has been described as the "most unique" in the united states, owing in large part to its cross-cultural and multilingual heritage. 

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new orleans has many visitor attractions, from the world-renowned french quarter to st. charles avenue, (home of tulane and loyola universities, the historic pontchartrain hotel and many 19th-century mansions) to magazine street with its boutique stores and antique shops.

according to current travel guides, new orleans is one of the top ten most-visited cities in the united states; 10.1 million visitors came to new orleans in 2004. 

a 2009 travel + leisure poll of "america's favorite cities" ranked new orleans first in ten categories, the most first-place rankings of the 30 cities included. according to the poll, new orleans was the best u.s. city as a spring break destination and for "wild weekends", stylish boutique hotels, cocktail hours, singles/bar scenes, live music/concerts and bands, antique and vintage shops, cafés/coffee bars, neighborhood restaurants, and people watching.

the french quarter (known locally as "the quarter" or vieux carré) contains popular hotels, bars and nightclubs. notable tourist attractions in the quarter include bourbon street, jackson square, st. louis cathedral, the french market (including café du monde, famous for café au lait and beignets) and preservation hall.

founded in 1718 by the french, new orleans was once the territorial capital of french louisiana before being traded to the united states in the louisiana purchase of 1803. new orleans in 1840 was the third-most populous city in the united states. the city's location and flat elevation have historically made it very vulnerable to flooding. state and federal authorities have installed a complex system of levees and drainage pumps in an effort to protect the city.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/new_orleans

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new orleans 4k world s longest bridge lake pontchartrain causeway 9,500 concrete pilings, 5 ft wide each, across 24 miles of water! this is a little different from my driving in cities content but i couldn't resist publishing this video. i'd like to experiment with more infrastructure related videos. let me know in the comments if you like it!the lake pontchartrain causeway is a fixed link composed of two parallel bridges crossing lake pontchartrain in southern louisiana, united states. the longer of the two bridges is 23.83 miles (38.35 km) long. the bridges are supported by 9,500 concrete pilings. the two bridges feature a bascule, which spans the navigation channel 8 miles (13 km) south of the north shore.since 1969, it was listed by guinness world records as the longest bridge over water in the world; in 2011, in response to the opening of the longer jiaozhou bay bridge in china, guinness world records created two categories for bridges over water: continuous and aggregate lengths over water. lake pontchartrain causeway then became the longest bridge over water (continuous) while jiaozhou bay bridge the longest bridge over water (aggregate).https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/lake_pontchartrain_causewaynew orleans is the largest city located in the gulf coast region of the southern united states. new orleans is world-renowned for its french style, distinct music, creole cuisine, unique dialect, and its annual celebrations and festivals, most notably mardi gras. the historic heart of the city is the french quarter, known for its french and spanish creole architecture and vibrant nightlife along bourbon street. the city has been described as the "most unique" in the united states, owing in large part to its cross-cultural and multilingual heritage.  tourismnew orleans has many visitor attractions, from the world-renowned french quarter to st. charles avenue, (home of tulane and loyola universities, the historic pontchartrain hotel and many 19th-century mansions) to magazine street with its boutique stores and antique shops.according to current travel guides, new orleans is one of the top ten most-visited cities in the united states; 10.1 million visitors came to new orleans in 2004. a 2009 travel + leisure poll of "america's favorite cities" ranked new orleans first in ten categories, the most first-place rankings of the 30 cities included. according to the poll, new orleans was the best u.s. city as a spring break destination and for "wild weekends", stylish boutique hotels, cocktail hours, singles/bar scenes, live music/concerts and bands, antique and vintage shops, cafés/coffee bars, neighborhood restaurants, and people watching.the french quarter (known locally as "the quarter" or vieux carré) contains popular hotels, bars and nightclubs. notable tourist attractions in the quarter include bourbon street, jackson square, st. louis cathedral, the french market (including café du monde, famous for café au lait and beignets) and preservation hall. founded in 1718 by the french, new orleans was once the territorial capital of french louisiana before being traded to the united states in the louisiana purchase of 1803. new orleans in 1840 was the third-most populous city in the united states. the city's location and flat elevation have historically made it very vulnerable to flooding. state and federal authorities have installed a complex system of levees and drainage pumps in an effort to protect the city.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/new_orleans

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