Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge Historical

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge Historical (HM1VTA)

Location: Mandeville, LA 70448 St. Tammany Parish
Country: United States of America

N 30° 21.91', W 90° 5.642'

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National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark

The original 23.86 mile-long structure, which now carries the Southbound traffic, was designed by the firm of Palmer & Baker. When opened in 1956, the structure was the longest bridge in the world by more than 15 miles. In building the bridge, which took just fourteen months, assembly-line, mass-production methods were utilized for the first time in the construction of a bridge. It was designed to employ hundreds of identical, hollow concrete pilings, concrete caps, and pre-stressed deck sections manufactured at an on-shore facility and barged into place. Engineering News-Record acclaimed the project to be "a bold venture requiring unusual foresight, ingenuity and resourcefulness." Opened: August 30, 1956      Dedicated: October 18, 2003
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HM NumberHM1VTA
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Year Placed2013
Placed ByAmerican Society of Civil Engineers
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, November 20th, 2016 at 1:03pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 779300 N 3362832
Decimal Degrees30.36516667, -90.09403333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 21.91', W 90° 5.642'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 21' 54.6" N, 90° 5' 38.52" W
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Area Code(s)985
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 N Causeway Blvd, Mandeville LA 70448, US
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