Thursday, August 27, 2020

Twin Bridges Slidell

 The original twin bridges carrying Interstate 10 over Lake Pontchartrain's east end were opened on December 21, 1965. Here is a picture of those bridges being built.

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Those spans were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, and they were hurriedly fixed. However, a few years later a new set of larger, wider twin bridges was built to replace them.

Click on above video for information on the new Twin Bridges

(Photo source: Boh Bros. Construction Company website) 

The new bridge is now known affectionately as the 'Frank Davis "Naturally N'Awlins" Memorial Bridge.' Davis died in 2013 after a long career in print and television media as a fishing reporter and Louisiana chef of some renown.