New I-10 bridge spanning Lake Pontchartrain nears completion

03/11/2010 | Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The

Traffic over the hurricane-damaged twin bridges spanning Lake Pontchartrain and connecting New Orleans to Slidell, La., will soon begin moving onto new roadways. An $803 million bridge to replace the older bridges -- Louisiana's largest public works project ever -- is nearing completion. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina battered the older bridges, and construction on the new project has been under way since 2006.

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