Bridge over Swampy Waters!

Today was a short, three-hour, drive from Lafayette, LA to New Orleans, LA.  On our travels along Interstate 10 we went over the Atchafalaya (sure you try and pronounce that!) Basin Bridge which is 18.2 miles long … and no it’s not the longest bridge in the world, it the 14th longest.

The longest bridge in the world goes over Lake Pontchartrain near New Orleans and our plan is to drive over that bridge tomorrow (because who could resist that opportunity).  We will go without Maxx since it is a toll bridge and Maxx is expensive on toll bridges/roads:-)

Atchafalaya Basin Bridge

Atchafalaya Basin Bridge

View from Atchafalaya Basin Bridge

View from Atchafalaya Basin Bridge

As we entered Baton Rouge we drove over the Horace Wilkinson Bridge, which crosses over the Mississippi River, I was too busy looking and forgot to get a picture:-)

Closer to New Orleans we drove over the Bonnet Carré Spillway, which is 6 miles long and diverts floodwaters from the Mississippi River to Lake Pontchartrain.

View from Bonnet Carre Spillway

View from Bonnet Carre Spillway

We arrived at our RV Park on the shores of Lake Pontchartrain and were pleasantly surprised!  We are in a very nice spot overlooking the lake surrounded by tropical plants … and every once in awhile the sun peaks out:-)

 Until next time …

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