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The Crescent City Connection bridges in New Orleans, Louisiana

If you need to cross the Mississippi River to get into Orleans Parish, chances are you’ll use the parallel bridges on US Route 90 Business, known to many as the Crescent City Connection. They’re the farthest downstream bridges on the river, so they’re used heavily for commercial traffic into and out of the city. But, like infrastructure in so many cities, the Crescent City Connection has become an iconic part of New Orleans’ identity.

The Crescent City Connection, formerly the Greater New Orleans Bridge, refers to twin cantilever bridges that carry U.S. Highway 90 Business over the Mississippi River in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. They are tied as the fifth-longest cantilever bridges in the world. Each span carries four general-use automobile lanes; additionally the westbound span has two reversible HOV lanes across the river.
Opened: 1958
Longest span: 1,575 feet (480.10 m)
New Orleans Panoramic