Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

by T.R. Witcher, Contributing Editor; ASCE, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2017, Vol. 87, Issue 5, Pg. 42-45


Document Type: Editorial

Abstract: The parallel bridges that make up the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway are the longest continuous bridges over water in the world, and the causeway’s designers pioneered the use of prestressed concrete.

Subject Headings: Bridge design | Causeways | Continuous bridges | Lakes | Prestressing | Concrete bridges | Prestressed concrete

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